Daily Archives: April 3, 2013

An Active Spring Pattern Taking Shape

Good Thursday and thanks for making KWC your stop for online weather. It’s north vs. south today as a southern storm throws some moisture our way. Hang in there… warmer air is on the way for the weekend and will hang around into next week. That warmer pattern is likely to grow into an active one as rounds of showers and thunderstorms crank up.

Southern and southeastern Kentucky will see the bulk of the rain today. Showers may make it to the Interstate 64 corridor, but the cutoff line is going to awfully close by. Areas of the north will see readings into the low 50s as southern Kentucky feels the chill of the 40s.

The showers will scoot on out of here late tonight and Friday morning. This will lead to improving weather from west to east during the afternoon hours. Highs will range from the 50s in the east to the low 60s across the west.

Saturday looks great with highs in the 60s under a partly sunny sky. Sunday may be a tad warmer with temps making a run at 70, but I can’t rule out a scattered shower or thunderstorm.

Temps early next week will take off and spike well into the 70s and may flirt with 80 if we can get enough sunshine. The stormy pattern I’ve been talking about continues to show up on the models and things may get a little sketchy by the middle and end of the week.

A slow moving storm system is likely to move in here during this time. Here’s how it looks on the GFS…

GFS 3

The European Model is similar…Euro

That setup can lead to strong or severe storms and is one that can also put down a lot of water across our part of the world.

There is still a heck of a lot of cold air to our north and it’s going to be a battle to get that stuff to finally warm up. That battle means an active pattern this spring and early summer.

The two week GFS Rainfall map shows just how big a battle is shaping up…

GFS

Have a wonderful Thursday and take care.

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