Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

Time posted: 7:30 pm

Thursday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We have a cold night ahead of us across the region, but this air isn’t going to stick around long. Another spring surge is on the way for the weekend, and that will bring about another period of above normal temperatures.

Temps out there tonight drop into the upper teens to low 20s then may rise some by daybreak. Gusty winds from the southwest will boost temps toward the 50s in the afternoon. The weekend will feature temps heading toward the 60s, but with some clouds and scattered showers around.

The showers and thunderstorms will increase by Sunday evening as a cold front moves in…

GFS

A shot of colder air sweeps in for early next week. That’s when we turn our attention toward a couple of systems trying to hook up. A system dives in from the northern branch of the jet stream and tries to merge with a system coming from the southern branch.

The current European Model shows these two hooking up just to our east…

Euro

Euro 2

The faster those two hook up, the better the chance that grows into a big winter storm system. That’s certainly something to keep a close eye on.

The overall setup going forward will see that system give way to another warm up, then another big shot of cold. You can see this well on the GFS Ensembles…

GFS 6

Could be interesting with that type of a setup.. both with winter and the thunderstorms.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:04 am

From Spring To Winter To Spring To Winter

Good Thursday, everyone. We are dealing with an honest to goodness blast of winter weather across the state today. This comes complete with some morning snowflakes and very cold temperatures. In true fashion of this winter, it’s not going to hang out long. Spring temps will surge back in for the upcoming weekend.

Our day starts with an exiting band of light snow and flurries across the east. Some slick spots may be left behind on area roads as temps drop into the 20s.

This afternoon looks good, but it’s a cold one with highs ranging from the upper 20s to the low 30s for much of the region. That sets the stage for a very cold night ahead with some upper teens showing up in central and eastern Kentucky.

Friday will end with southwesterly winds kicking in, delivering milder temps. The numbers in the northeast will be in the mid and upper 40s while the west flirts with 60.

This weekend, most areas will see temps surging into the 60s as winds continue to gust up from the southwest. Check out how far above normal these numbers go…

NAM

Those numbers are ahead of another cold front arriving on the scene by later Sunday. A scattered shower or thunderstorm will be noted on Saturday, with a much better chance with the front later Sunday…

Canadian

This is when we watch a pattern loaded with a big cutoff low across the southwestern part of the country. That low will eject out and try to meet up with a system diving in from the northwest. The European Model is awfully close to making this happen…

Euro 2

Here’s the surface map…

Euro

We shall see what kind of a hook up we can get with the northern branch and southern branch. If you’re a snow lover, here’s hoping they get fall hard and fast for one another. 🙂

I will update things later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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