Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Time posted: 7:37 pm

Tuesday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. It’s cold and getting colder. Frigid temps continue to push into the region and we are still tracking snow showers and flurries. As a matter of fact, we may see an increase in the action this evening into early Wednesday.

Lake Michigan moisture gets involved in the flow and this usually means an uptick in snow showers. Watch for some local light accumulations that can cause some slick spots to develop…

Lows tonight will drop deep into the teens with a wind chill nearing single digits at times. Ouch.

Highs tomorrow range from the upper 20s to low 30s with a mix of sun and clouds. Leftover flakes are possible for some.

Thursday morning temps can get way down into the low and middle teens for many. The GFS is more mid and upper teens…

The Canadian even shows some single digits, but is likely too cold…

As you can see, this cold goes all the way into Florida.

Temps climb later Thursday into Friday and should hit the 50s to end the week. That comes with a wet price as showers move back in.

Those showers are ahead of a cold front that brings a quick cold shot for Saturday, and that could be complete with some snowflakes…

Highs on Saturday will be upper 30s to low 40s for most areas.

Milder winds will blow on Sunday with a return of the 50s. Most of the region will hit 60 by Monday as a cold front drops in from the north. That should bring some gusty showers our way…

The models are now keeping that front just to our north, allowing for the milder air to win the fight into the middle of next week. That may set the stage for a fairly potent storm system. Here’s the European…

The GFS has more of a severe weather look…

It’s early, but let’s hope the milder signal for next week is something that comes to fruition!

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

Frigid Temps and Some Flakes

Good Tuesday, everyone. Frigid temps are engulfing the eastern half of the country and that includes the bluegrass state. It doesn’t get much colder this time of year as we will find readings deep into the teens the next few mornings. I’m also tracking some snow showers and flurries.

Our day starts with the potential for some slick spots out there with temps in the 20s. Some morning light snow can leave a little slush around, so keep that in mind.

Northwesterly winds will then really kick in later today into the evening…

That flow will likely bring some moisture our way from the Great Lakes. Look for some snow showers and squalls to kick in later in the day and those can drop some local accumulations. Outside of that, expect partly cloudy skies with gusty winds.

Track the local flakes…

While we are getting in on this, a MAJOR blizzard is smacking the east coast. This thing is massive and will cause all kinds of issues. The interactive radar will allow you to follow the storm and to see live storm chaser video…

Back in the bluegrass state, frigid temps in the teens will be noted for Wednesday and Thursday. A few record lows may be challenged.

Friday will find milder winds for a brief period as showers increase ahead of another system diving in from the northwest. This will also try to ramp up to our east, pulling down more cold air and some snow showers on Saturday…

Another brief rebound in temps is possible later Sunday into Monday, but the cold presses back in after that. That gives our pattern an interesting look with warmer air just to our south, with the cold on top of us…

West to east moving storm systems love temp gradients like that and that’s exactly what several models are showing for about a week from now…

Hang in there winter lovers, the pattern still offers some hope over the next week or so.

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

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