Daily Archives: January 29, 2018

Time posted: 12:31 pm

Monday Afternoon Winter Thoughts

Good afternoon, folks. We continue to track a cold front across Kentucky, bringing an increase in snow showers to the region. This is the opening act of what should be another prolonged period of winter weather.

As the cold front sweeps east today, temps drop in a hurry. Snow showers will then kick in behind the boundary, with light accumulations possible into tonight, especially across the east. A Winter Weather Advisory is our for far southeastern parts of the state. An inch or so is possible in these areas.

Track away…

Watch for some slick spots on area roads later tonight and early Tuesday.

The end of the week system continues to get pushed by another system quickly moving in behind it for the weekend.

Rain develops on Thursday, with a transition to snow before the precipitation quickly moves away. Here’s the Canadian…

The GFS is similar…

Given the very quick movement of that system, light accumulations may be as good as it gets. Obviously, if it slows down, then accumulations with that will be higher.

The “push” comes from this system coming in as early as Saturday night…

That would make for a rather snowy Super Bowl Sunday in our part of the world.

From there, the pattern appears to be heading toward one that COULD lock us into a cold and snowy February…

Watch the arctic shots rotating in here through the middle of the month…

I will have another update this evening. Take care.

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Time posted: 2:06 am

Watching The Late Week System

Good Monday, everyone. A cold front is working across the bluegrass state today, with a few  snow showers increasing during the afternoon and evening. As this system brings back some winter weather, the system later this week continues to throw some question marks at us.

Before we get to that, let’s start with the today’s system.

Temps may spike into the 40s ahead of this front, but drop quickly behind it. Winds will be very gusty and that northwesterly wind will fire up snow showers and some squalls later today into this tonight. The best chance for some LIGHT accumulations will be in the east.

Track the action as it begins to develop…

Temps by Tuesday morning drop to around 20, so watch for some slick spots. The rest of the day is cold with highs from the upper 20s to low 30s.

The late week system finds a little bit of a split in the latest models. The European Model is back to a modest rain to snow event, especially in the east and southeast…

The German Model (ICON) continues to be in a similar camp…

The Canadian has jumped on board the progressive train, with light rain to some light snow Thursday into Thursday night…

The GFS is similar…

The reality of this is likely closer to what the European shows than what the GFS is showing. This is likely a rain to snow setup, with a modest snowfall possible in parts of the state. That said, this is still a long way from being set in stone.

One of the wild cards in this whole setup is how quickly the next winter weather threat shows up this weekend. The models are bringing this in here by Saturday night and Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s the GFS…

The European Model is actually showing a similar setup…

As you can see, there’s no shortage of action to track over the next week. Can we get the weekend system to slow down enough to let the Thursday system do some winter weather work around here? That’s the big question of the next few days.

I will have updates coming your way later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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