Daily Archives: January 18, 2018

Time posted: 7:33 pm

Thursday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. We continue to slowly pull out of this bitterly cold pattern, with some milder days on the way. As the pattern turns milder, it continues to look very active. Several big storms set to impact our weather over the next few weeks, mainly as rainmakers.

Our Friday forecast looks much better with highs in the 30s with mostly sunny skies. Drip, drip, drip… the snow melt really starts to kick in.

Highs this weekend start to climb with the 40s on Saturday, and a small shower chance. Temps will then climb toward the 50s Sunday and early Monday, ahead of our cold front. That front has a nice push of rain with it…

Temps tumble behind that boundary by Monday night and early Tuesday, with a few flakes trying to fly.

Temps rebound quickly as the week wears on, and likely turn mild. This happens as a deep trough digs into the plains states with a huge ridge in the southwest. That puts Kentucky into a potential stormy and soggy setup…

Watch the rain train showing up on the European Model…

That’s a soggy look!

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:54 am

A Busy Break From The Bitter Cold

Good Thursday, everyone. Our run of extreme cold is finally coming to an end, with a bit of a January thaw on the way for the next week or two. This will likely be a period that averages above normal, but we will watch several big storm systems rolling across the country.

Temps this morning are in the single digits, with afternoon highs generally in the mid and upper 20s. Skies should be mostly sunny, so good luck with the snow glare. 🙂

Highs on Friday are back into the 30s, with more in the way of sunshine. Clouds will increase on Saturday as temps make a run toward the 40s. With the increase in clouds, a few showers try to pop up during the afternoon and evening. Milder southwesterly winds really kick in on Sunday with temps heading toward the 50s.

The models are trending a little colder with our weekend temps. Here’s the GFS…

This is ahead of a cold front moving in here Sunday night into Monday. That brings a wall of rain across the state…

Temps will tumble behind this front, but the numbers aren’t anything to worry about. It’s just a seasonal shot of temps coming in behind this into the middle of the week.

With a pattern skewing a little milder, it’s also wetter looking. The next two weeks worth of precipitation on the GFS Ensembles show the flow coming from the Gulf…

The majority of that is likely to be rain, but we will have to track each individual storm system to see exactly how they play out.

This is likely just a little break in winter.

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

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