Daily Archives: January 21, 2018

Time posted: 7:53 pm

Sunday Evening Update

Good evening, gang. Our weekend continues to wrap up with milder air firmly entrenched across the bluegrass state. This is ahead of the first of two cold fronts moving in here over the next week, with the first arriving on Monday.

That front is likely to spawn scattered showers and even a thunderstorm. Gusty winds are also going to be a player, with gusts of 40-45mph a good bet. A few gusts in the west may approach 50mph…

Colder winds then blow behind the front, with the potential for some snow and rain showers to filter in on Tuesday…

A seasonal chill then hangs around into Wednesday, before milder air surges back in here for the end of the week. This is ahead of a deepening trough working across the Mississippi Valley and into our region. The European Model continues to go toward a much colder solution, with low pressure riding northward up the Appalachian Mountains…

That could be a rain to snow scenario across our part of the world, with that trough digging in for a few days…

That’s a pretty cold look on the European…

Given the mild overall setup across the country, that’s a pretty amazing look and is a sign that the winter pattern does not want to go away. If it can fight through the mild signals, imagine what it can do as the cold signals show back up in early February!

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:59 am

Some Winter Shots In Our Milder Pattern

Good Sunday, friends and neighbors. It’s a mild day taking shape across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, but a few showers may put a damper on things. While the overall pattern is skewed milder than normal, Old Man Winter tries to throw a couple of jabs at us over the next week or so.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Highs are deep into the 50s with a 60 showing up for areas that get in on a touch of sun. Scattered showers will also be noted, but this isn’t a washout of a day…

Rains will increase from west to east on Monday, as a strong cold front moves in. Winds will be very gusty with some locally heavy downpours…

Northwesterly winds behind the front usher in colder air Monday night into Tuesday. That same northwest flow should also touch off a few snow showers and flurries…

Temps will rebound quickly later in the week, but that’s ahead of another storm system rumbling our way by the weekend. This is a system that continues to have more and more of a winter look to it.

Watch this deepening trough dig across the region…

Heavy rain and thunder may give way to snow with that type of a setup…

That’s an interesting look and one I will focus more on later today.

Have a good one and take care.

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