Daily Archives: February 5, 2017

Time posted: 7:51 pm

Super Bowl Sunday Update

Good evening, everyone. It’s Super Bowl Sunday to you, but it’s a normal Sunday to me. 🙂 I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the busy weather pattern taking shape for the week ahead. It’s one that can deliver high winds, strong storms and some snow.

Monday will find clouds increasing with showers and thunderstorms developing from southwest to northeast during the afternoon and evening. Some of those storms could be strong or severe across the western half of the state. The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal to Slight risk for these areas…

SPC 2

As the low pressure winds up across the Mississippi Valley, southwesterly winds are going to crank up and could reach 40mph or greater Monday night and Tuesday. Given the fact we will be in the warm sector of that system, we could be dealing severe thunderstorms going up. A Slight Risk is out for just about the entire state…

SPC

Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary players with the storms going up.

The cold front moving in behind this storm doesn’t dig quite as much as once thought. That will lead to the cold air oozing in here on Wednesday. As this happens, a second low develops and likely brings a swath of rain and snow…

GFS

Here’s where that run thinks the snow will fall…

GFS snow

After a cold shot behind that, temps rebound quickly by Friday and Saturday with 60 possible. This is ahead of another system that looks very similar to the one we will be dealing with in the coming days.

Up and down, up and down.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:20 am

Tracking A Potent Storm Toward Kentucky

Good Super Bowl Sunday, everyone. We have a powerhouse of a storm system taking shape to our west over the next few days. That storm will then rumble our way by Tuesday and Wednesday, and give us a pretty wild weather ride.

Our “super” Sunday starts with a weak system moving across the region. This may have a touch of light rain and light snow this morning, but it’s not a big deal at all.

Afternoon temps will take off and reach the middle 40s to low 50s for most of the state.

With our storm coming together to our west on Monday, temps will surge well into the 50s as winds become southwesterly. That will lead to an increase in showers and thunderstorms. As that action ramps up by Monday night, some of the storms in the west could be on the strong side…

High winds will be very possible on Tuesday as thermometers head toward 60 or better. Those winds are just ahead of our storm system working into the northern Ohio Valley and Great Lakes.

NAM

Showers and thunderstorms will be common and we run the risk for a few strong or severe storms.

As the front slams through here Tuesday night, temps drop like a rock. Readings by Wednesday morning will hit the 20s with the potential for some wraparound snowflakes early in the day. The models now have a new twist to late Wednesday and Thursday with a slightly deeper system. Here’s the GFS…

GFS 2

The European Model is stronger…

Euro

Obviously, that scenario would give us a better shot at snow.

Given that there extreme is the new normal now with weather, temps by later Friday into Saturday may very well hit the 60s again as winds crank from the southwest. This could help introduce another round of strong storms as a powerful cold front drops back in…

GFS 3

Temps drop like a rock behind that.

I will update things later today, so check back. Enjoy your Sunday and take care.

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