Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

Time posted: 1:18 am

A Very Active Look Continues

Good Monday to one and all. We continue to see a very active weather pattern rolling on across the bluegrass state and for much of the eastern part of the country. It’s all part of a progressive setup that isn’t allowing any one temperature pattern to become established.

We’ve had a lot of back and forth temps, and this week skews cool in the lead up to Memorial Day Weekend. A weekend that is looking rather stormy, at the moment.

Today’s weather looks absolutely gorgeous with partly sunny skies and pleasant temps in the upper 60s to low 70s. The west will be a little warmer.

Temps on Tuesday will rebound quickly as winds turn southwesterly. Isolated showers and storms are possible, especially in the south and east.

Wednesday finds a potent upper level system swinging into the Ohio Valley, with a surface low cutting through here. This will bring showers and thunderstorms in here, and a few of the storms may be strong. As this system wraps up to our northeast, wraparound showers and cooler air pours in for late Wednesday and Thursday…

For areas staying cloudy and damp on Thursday, temps may REALLY struggle. The GFS shows a pretty ugly day…

Temps will then rebound very quickly on Friday and this may set the stage for some decent thunderstorms for Memorial Day weekend…

That may be followed up by another storm system rolling in here by late Memorial Day into the middle of next week…

 

If that system is real, expect another quick drop in temperatures for the closing days of May. Guess what happens behind that? Another big bounce back. Have I mentioned it’s going to be hard to keep one temperature pattern going for an extended period of time?

The back and forth temperature pattern usually means plentiful rainfall, and we have certainly been seeing that this spring. That’s likely to continue and the computer models suggest this. Check out the Canadian model’s rain forecast for the next 10 days…

As of now, I see very little change in this overall pattern into early Summer, at least.

Make it a great day and take care.

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