Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

Time posted: 7:35 pm

Monday Evening Thoughts

Good evening, gang. Rain continues to push west to east across Kentucky, kicking off a very active pattern. It’s a pattern that will soon look and feel like winter. Snow lovers have some action to track over the next week and change. #teamspring is not happy.

Here are the radars to track the current rains…

Rain will continue tonight, but shoots away from us pretty early on Tuesday. That leaves us with some sun and gusty winds in the afternoon. Temps will be mild, but the mild gets smacked down by colder air surging in from the northwest Tuesday night.

Rain and snow showers arrive quickly, with snow showers and a few squalls taking over into Wednesday and Thursday. Some light accumulations are possible from time to time, but we should also see a lot of melting. The snow forecasts from the models…

NAM

GFS

I can’t rule out thundersnow during this time. Winds will be very gusty as temps stay MUCH colder than normal through the week and into the weekend.

Another system zips in here on Friday, bringing rain and snow. You can see that on the European…

And the GFS…

After a small break on Saturday, we watch for the potential of another system to work in here for Sunday. Can we get a fully phased system to produce a monster storm? That’s on the table, but so to is the possibility this doesn’t phase and slides to our east and south.

The latest European Model is a compromise between those two scenarios…

A few days later, it shows another winter weather maker diving in here…

There’s not a lot of spring on the European 10 day snow map…

#teamspring is on the ropes!

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:12 pm

Monday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the dramatic weather changes blowing in this week.  We are heading back into a wintertime pattern that will feature MUCH colder than normal temps and the potential for some of the white stuff.

In the short-term, we are tracking showers across western Kentucky. This action slowly spreads east into the evening…

This rain continues into Tuesday morning, but should quickly clear out of town. That leaves us with some sun, gusty winds and mild temps by the afternoon. Enjoy it, because that changes in a hurry by Tuesday night and Wednesday, as a bowling ball of an upper low drops in…

The end result of a system like this is usually snow showers and squalls. Watch how the rain shower action goes to the flakes for Wednesday…

Coatings are possible Wednesday and Thursday, especially in the mountains. With such a dynamic upper level system, I would not be surprised to get a thundersnow report this week.

The next system then rolls our way with rain and some snow by late Friday into Friday night…

Another “bowling ball” drops in this weekend and early next week. That could spawn another big storm system across the Ohio Valley into the eastern part of the country. The new GFS is a littler flatter than earlier runs…

I’ve got the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm, so be sure to check back. BTW… it was 6 years ago today I came back to WKYT. 🙂

Another update comes your way this evening. Until then, take care.

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Time posted: 1:50 am

Old Man Winter Returns This Week

Good Monday, everyone. March is a very fickle month, as we know. In recent years, we have seen deadly tornadoes, record warmth, record cold and an historic snowstorm. It’s the Mother Nature’s version of Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. This year, we look to pull out some winter flavored treats from the big candy box.

A couple of systems threaten to bring some winter weather back into the bluegrass state, with the first one beginning to impact our weather today. Gusty showers are slowly working west to east, ahead of a cold front. Most of the rains won’t arrive until after dark…

Early morning rain moves away on Tuesday, leaving us with a windy and sunny day. Then the upper low moves in Tuesday night, bringing a rapid increase in rain and snow showers, and a big decrease in temps. Rain and snow showers are around into Wednesday…

Even colder air wraps in Wednesday night and Thursday on a strong northwesterly flow. Snow showers will be common during this time…

Light accumulations will be possible from time to time, especially in the mountains.

Another fast moving system then zips in here on Friday, bringing another round of rain and snow…

After that, the pattern is ripe for a significant storm system to impact much of the Ohio Valley into the northeast. This could be rain, snow or a mix of the two. The latest GFS continues to show this threat very well…

The European keeps looking similar…

A fully phased storm system is on the table.

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

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