Daily Archives: October 27, 2017

Time posted: 12:30 pm

Tracking Some Wild Weather

Good Friday afternoon, everyone. Our cold front is blowing across the bluegrass state and is bringing some wild weather changes our way. This includes a taste of winter weather later tonight and Saturday morning.

I’m not going to rehash everything, we’ve been your one consistent weather source on this change for more than a week now.

The best area to see some flakes late tonight and early Saturday is across parts of central and western Kentucky…

I do expect some slushy accumulation to try to show up on grassy and elevated surfaces. The best chance of that may be along the Interstate 65 corridor and east toward the Lexington and Cincy metros.

Wraparound flurries will then be possible Saturday night and Sunday. Those show up on the Hi Res NAM…

No matter how you slice it, this is going to be a very cold weekend. Wind chills will be in the 20s at times.

I have you all set to do some tracking…

I will have the latest update on WKYT starting at 4pm and will throw you guys another blog update later this evening.

Enjoy the wild weather ride and take care.

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Time posted: 2:25 am

A Taste Of Winter Blows In

Good Friday, folks. A powerhouse of a cold front sweeps across Kentucky today, bringing some wild weather to start the weekend. We have a huge temp crash, gusty winds, heavy rain and some snowflakes impacting the region into early Saturday.

The front is on the move today with 60s to near 70 ahead of it and temps dropping into the upper 30s and low 40s behind it. That drop then quickly rolls eastward through tonight and into Saturday. Check out the numbers from the NAM…

That’s some cold air surging in and doing so in a hurry. Wind chill temps will be in the 20s at times through Saturday night.

What about the snow chances? The NAM keeps bringing a switch to a mix of even a period of light snow to parts of central and western Kentucky overnight into Saturday morning. Here’s the area it’s currently highlighting…

The GFS throws up the white flag of surrender to the NAM and is now showing a band of mix and light snow behind the front…

These match up with the areas I’ve been highlighting for the past few days…

The SREF is actually spitting out percentages on some accumulations during this same time…

In order to get some slush on the grass or rooftops, it would have to snow pretty darn hard. At this point, I can’t rule it out for a few spots in western and central Kentucky.

A few flurries may then fly across the region Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Sunday is another cold one across the region with 40-45 degree highs in the central and east.

The Halloween forecast looks chilly with temps in the 40s for the little ones making their candy rounds. A shower or two is possible in the west and southwest. This is ahead of a bigger system rolling in here for the first few days of November.

Looking toward later next week or the following week, another recurving western Pacific typhoon means we will have to be on guard for another big buckle in the jet stream into our region…

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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