Daily Archives: October 28, 2017

Time posted: 3:40 pm

A Cold Weekend Update

Good afternoon, folks. Our cold weekend is here, with a few spots getting in on a taste of winter earlier today, and a few more may get n on a touch tonight and Sunday. I wanted to stop by for an update on where we go from here, as the pattern looks hyper-active.

The rest of our day will feature highs from 40-45 with mostly cloudy skies and rain in the east…

Northwesterly winds continue to kick in with temps falling into the mid and upper 30s this evening, then into the low 30s overnight. That same northwesterly wind will keep clouds around, with the potential for some flurries in the central and east…

There may be a little better concentration of flakes in the far southeast.

Sunday should feature colder temps than what we have out there today for the central and east, especially if clouds hang tough. The HI-Res NAM is just flat out wintertime cold for highs…

If those numbers are correct, it would be among the colder October days we have ever had. Even if we had 5 degrees to those, it would still be among the top 20 or so coldest October days in the past 50 years.

For the past week, I’ve been talking about a big storm going up the east coast that could entrain some kind of disturbance from the tropics. That disturbance is about to become a Tropical Storm…

cone graphic

Watch how that gets entrained into a monster storm slamming the northeast…

That’s not quite up to Sandy standards, but it’s a distant relative.

That does pull down a little bit of chill in here for Halloween. Trick or treat temps drop into the upper 30s…

Rain arrives to start November…

That kicks off a very active and wet pattern in our part of the world. The setup I’m looking at can produce a ton of rain and even threaten us with thunderstorm action for a week to 10 day period.

At the same time, the amount of cold air building up on our side of the globe is VERY impressive. That’s gonna be a force to deal with later this month and into December. I think I have my Bold Prediction for the winter forecast and it has to do with December. 🙂

I will have a full update later tonight. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:19 am

Tracking A SMALL Taste of Winter

Good Saturday, everyone. I’m going to set this up to basically track the tiny little taste of winter weather for parts of the bluegrass state to begin the day. Everyone will be dealing with the cold weather, but only parts of central and northern Kentucky should see some flakes.

Here’s a quick breakdown before we get to the trackers:

  • Cold air tried to catch the back edge of the rain shield early today, leading to a few snowflakes mixing in with the rain.
  • The best chance for flakes will be from the Interstate 65 corridor to near Lexington then up toward the Cincy metro.
  • Can a small area get in on enough to briefly coat a rooftop? Maybe, but that would appear to be awfully localized if it happens.
  • As the precipitation moves eastward today, temps will rebound into the 40-45 degree range for many with a ray of sun.
  • Clouds filter back in on a stout northwesterly wind flow. That can spit out a snow flurry Saturday night into Sunday across central and, especially, eastern Kentucky.
  • Sunday is another cold day for the eastern half of the state. The far east and southeast may not make it to 40 in a few spots.
  • Wind chills will come into play this weekend and may hit the 20s at times.

I will update where we go from here, later today. For now, let’s do some tracking…

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road
Lexington
I-75 @ Winchester Road

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd.
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
Covington
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

I-71/I-75 Lower Deck (NB) of Brent Spence Bridge
Covington
I-71/I-75 Lower Deck (NB) of Brent Spence Bridge

I-471 at Grand Ave.
Near Covington
I-471 @ Grand Ave.

I-471 South of US 27
Near Covington
I-471 South of US 27

I-275 on US 27 Bridge
Near Covington
I-275 on US 27 Bridge

 

I-264 at Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville

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I-64 W. of I-265
Louisville

No image available.

I-65 MP 92.4
Elizabethtown

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

 

 

 

 

 

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

Enjoy your day and take care.

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