Daily Archives: January 22, 2018

Time posted: 7:43 pm

Monday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Gusty showers and thunderstorms continue to push across Kentucky, as a cold front marches in from the west. This front ushers in much colder air for the next few days, with a few snowflakes flying around.

Here are your radars to track the evening storms…

That colder northwesterly flow can touch off some rain and snow showers Tuesday, with a few flakes trying to linger into early Wednesday. The Hi-Res NAM is most enthusiastic about the flake potential…

Temperatures then rebound to above normal by the end of the week, ahead of another system moving in for the weekend. This cold front will spawn showers and a few thunderstorms along it, as it rolls in. Do we get a wave of low pressure to develop along the front? If so, that enhances the potential for the rain to end as some snow. If not, we get a simple cold front passage.

The European Model continues to like the wave idea…

All of the continues to happen in the milder pattern we’ve talked about for a while. This likely lasts into the first few days of February, with a major switch back to winter showing up. A few days ago, I posted a map showing the same signals I was getting weeks before our recent bitterly cold pattern showed up. Those same signals are present and the models are now beginning to respond in the longer run…

Watch the bottom fall out…

Say hello to the frozen tundra Part 2…

Enjoy the halftime show mother nature is giving us because the second half of winter may wind up being the bigger of the entire game.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:56 am

Showers and Gusty Winds Start The Week

Good Monday, everybody. We have a cold front rumbling across Kentucky, bringing gusty winds and some rumbles of thunder. This is the first of two cold fronts I’m tracking through the coming weekend, with the second one having a little more of a winter look with it.

As usual, let’s begin with today and stumble our way down the weather road.

Temps are mild ahead of our front, but the winds are cranking out there. Gusts of 40-45mph are possible, especially across central and western Kentucky. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are also rolling eastward…

The cold front sweeps to our east tonight, with a colder wind setting in from the northwest. That wind may fire up a rain or snow shower Tuesday into Tuesday night…

A seasonal chill will then last into Wednesday, before temps jump back up later in the week.

This jump is ahead of another system working our way this weekend. The GFS is flatter and more progressive than recent runs of the European Model…

Colder air comes in behind that storm, with the potential for some winter weather. That should be followed up by another rebound in temps to close out January.

It continues to look like a big flip back to a very wintry pattern as we head into February. Watch how the GFS is bringing that deep trough back into the country…

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

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