Daily Archives: January 23, 2018

Time posted: 6:15 pm

Tuesday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Colder winds continue to blow across the bluegrass state, but this is nothing like the pattern we had for late December into the first half of January. That may return as we head into early February. Until then… The next week features seasonal chill and very mild temps doing a little battle.

A weak system crosses the state tonight, producing snow showers and flurries, potentially producing some coatings. Track along…

Temps on Wednesday are actually colder than today, and another streak of flakes may impact the northeastern part of the state.

Temps rebound by the end of the week as another system moves our way for the weekend. The GFS and European Models are now similar with the evolution of our late Saturday-Sunday system, keeping this fairly progressive. That solution means rain that can end as a few flakes…

The Canadian Model flipped to what prior runs of the European Model had been showing, with a healthier storm and a better chance for some snow…

At the moment, the pattern favors the progressive solution.

Why do I think that? Because the flip back to a harsh winter pattern may keep things moving along in front of it. We are seeing the flip getting going late next week, with the first week of February seeing the brutal cold coming back into the country. That shows up very well on the European Model for next Friday…

A fun February is likely ahead for cold and snow lovers. For me, you know it’s the time of year I start cheering on springtime weather. If we’re gonna do some cold and snow, go big or go home, Old Man Winter. 😉

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:44 am

Big Temp Swings Continue

Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s a much colder day out there, with northwesterly winds ushering in a few rain and snow showers. This drop in temps will hang around a few days, then we mild it up again, then we drop it back down again. It’s a fun ride in this “halftime” of real winter.

Temps out there today top out in the upper 30s and low 40s with gusty winds making it feel colder. That northwesterly wind will also spit out some rain and snow showers…

The chance for snow showers may be a little better later tonight and early Wednesday. Can we get a rooftop duster out of this? That’s a possibility.

Thursday looks better with sunshine and temps in the 40s. Temps reach deep into the 50s on Friday, with a 60 possible. That mild air lasts into Saturday with some late day showers on the increase. That’s ahead of another cold front blasting in here on Sunday.

The Canadian is following the lead of the European Model, showing a wave of low pressure along the front…

That would be heavy rain setup, with some snow on the backside by late Sunday into Monday.

The flip back to a harsh winter pattern continues to show up strongly on the models as we head into the first week of February. The European Ensembles show a DEEP trough swinging into the eastern half of the country…

The coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, in relation to normal, is showing up with this trough…

February looks locked and loaded, with the potential for another memorable period of winter weather on the way.

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

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