Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Time posted: 7:29 pm

Wednesday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We have a weak cold front finally dropping in across the bluegrass state. This will usher in a seasonal brand of chill for the next few days. If you’re looking for a much more active weather pattern, mother nature is trying to cook one up for you early next week.

In the short term, it’s pretty darn boring. Temps come down into the mid and upper 30s for highs Thursday into Friday. Just like always, the south and west will be warmer with readings from 40-45. There’s a small chance for some snowflakes to fly at some point on Friday.

Super Bowl Weekend continues to look pretty good to start, with the potential for some light stuff on Sunday. That light stuff is looking weaker and weaker, but some light rain and snow mix is possible early on.

The reason that system is so much weaker is because the storm behind it is coming in quicker and stronger. Heavy rains may break out on Monday before we get high winds and thunderstorms to sweep in here for Tuesday. As the powerhouse storm goes by, temps crash with some wraparound snows possible Wednesday.

Check out the European Model…

Euro

That’s a pretty wicked looking system that can be a big wind maker for a lot of people. Here’s a different look at the same storm by Wednesday morning…

Euro 2

So, it’s possible for us to go from thunderstorms to some snow within a 24 hour period with a surge of arctic air moving in for the rest of the week. Yippee? 🙁

BTW, after all that, we may go through the whole process yet again.

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:52 am

Active Pattern Rolls On

Good Wednesday and welcome to February. The second month of the year is off and running with a cold front draped across the state. This is leading to some vastly different weather from north to south. While this front is fairly weak, other systems showing up over the next week look much, much stronger.

Let’s start with the trend showing up today. Areas across the far north will see some rain and snow shower action, and I can’t rule out some very minor accumulations. Track the potential…

275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

Areas across the south will see much better weather with temps reaching the 50s.

Colder air is moving in for Thursday and Friday with the potential for a streak of light snow and flurries working in.

Another system works our way by Saturday night into Sunday. The models differ on the strength of this system. This should produce a mix and rain..

Canadian

Here’s where the Canadian sees the chance for winter weather…

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Once this passes through here, we will be watching a potentially volatile setup into early next week. The GFS is now bringing two potent storm systems into our region. Here’s the first one arriving on Tuesday…

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That could result in some potent thunderstorms and high winds. The next system is being pushed by arctic air as it moves in by Wednesday…

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Nothing like going from strong thunderstorms and bear 70, to snow and temps in the teens. All that is certainly on the table next week.

I will have updates later today. Make it s good one and take care.

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