Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

Time posted: 7:06 pm

Weekend Update

Good Saturday evening, folks.  Our snow pack is just about a thing of the past, as we continue to see a milder pattern settling into Kentucky. Even though the pattern is milder over the next few weeks. there are some signs of winter taking a few shots at us.

In the short-term, a few showers develop tonight and last into Sunday…

Temps on Sunday can make a run at 60 if we can get some breaks in the clouds. Winds will be gusty as we get set for the arrival of a cold front on Monday. Winds will be very gusty with this front and the models are trying to put down some decent rains…

As the front swings through, a nice temperature drop is on the way Monday night into Tuesday. Temps may only reach the 30s for highs on Tuesday, but a northwesterly wind can produce snow showers and flurries. We even seeing the potential for some very light accumulations…

That’s not a big deal, but it’s likely a signal that, even in a setup that screams mild, winter has a lot left in the tank. Another signal of that comes next weekend. After another mild up for the end of the week, check out the trough digging in here…

That could be a big rain maker that switches to snow…

Again, the global signals suggest this should be a wall to wall mild pattern, but that does not look to be the case. When a real winter gets going, it is REALLY hard to totally reverse the trend.

Contrary to my winter weather outlook, I’m continue to be on board with a very interesting second half of winter around here, and for much of the country. Buckle up.

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:50 am

Tracking Milder Temps and Some Showers

Good Saturday, everyone. Drip, drip, drip… That’s what many of us are hearing out there today as temps continue to climb. The milder air will continue to settle in and will bring some showers back into the bluegrass state, giving us a free car wash from Mother Nature.

Highs out there today will reach the 40s under a mix of clouds and sun. A shower or two will try to go up during the afternoon and evening…

Shower chances will increase on Sunday with temps making a run into the 50s. You will have many dry hours out there, too, but keep the umbrellas around.

Our cold front sweeps in here on Monday, with gusty winds and an increase in showers…

Temps will drop behind this front Monday night and early Tuesday, possibly bringing a few snowflakes back into town…

Much milder air then presses back in here for the middle and end of next week. Temps make a run at 60 on a strong southwesterly wind. That’s ahead of our next storm system rolling toward the region by next weekend…

That can have another quick-hitting shot of winter behind it, but temps rebound quickly thereafter.

When can winter take control again? That’s likely to happen shortly after flipping the Calendar to February. Those changes are already showing up on the models and are showing similar signals to what I picked up on in the middle of December…

In the Pacific, a trough develops east of Hawaii, with low pressure near the Aleutian Islands, and a big ridge going up the west coast of North America. This happens as some blocking attempts to get going near Greenland on the Atlantic side. That trough in the middle of the country would then dig in across the east. You can see the very cold air back involved with the pattern…

In the meantime, let’s enjoy the winter halftime show. 🙂

I will throw you another update later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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