Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Time posted: 7:31 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. The first weekend of March is off and running on a seasonal, but clear note. This nice weather will take us through Saturday and Sunday, but another ugly pattern gets stated by Monday. That kicks off more of a winter looking setup.

Before we get to that, it was 6 years ago today that we were going through one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the state. Here’s a link to go back and see the live blog I was running that day… March 2nd Live Chat

Lows over the next couple of mornings will be in the 20s under clear skies. Highs on Saturday reach the upper 40s and low 50s, with highs deep into the 50s on Sunday. Sun-filled skies will make this a winner of a weather weekend.

A potent upper level system moves in on Monday, leading to an increase in showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be gusty as much colder air moves in, leading to the potential for some rain and snow by Tuesday and Wednesday…

That’s a very cold setup, with temps much below normal. There’s a signal for another potent storm system showing up by next weekend…

If we look at the upper levels, we continue to see a very blocky pattern for the next few weeks, at least. That keeps these big bowling ball type storms rolling across the country…

That very active pattern can lead to a lot of precipitation across our part of the world. Gulp.

Enjoy your evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:46 am

A Cold Look Next Week

Good Friday, everyone. Much better weather continues to blow into the bluegrass state today, leading to a nice looking weekend. The dry weather is certainly what we need, but the focus going forward is on a pattern skewed more toward winter than spring.

None of this is welcome news to your friendly weatherdude, who is also president of the #teamspring movement. 😉

Highs on this Friday will be in the upper 40s and low 50s with skies becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon. A strong northwesterly wind will add a chill to the air.

Saturday and Sunday continue to look very nice with plenty of sunshine controlling our weather. Highs on Saturday will be back in the upper 40s and low 50s, with highs deep into the 50s by Sunday. Lows both days will hit the 20s, leading to frost and freezing conditions.

A strong cold front moves in Monday, bringing gusty winds to go along with showers and storms. This happens as a winter looking pattern develops in our region and across much of the eastern half of the country. Watch how a slow-moving, cutoff low follows the font, bringing the chance for rain and snow…

That model run takes the snow chance all the way into the south…

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