Daily Archives: March 25, 2018

Time posted: 5:17 pm

Sunday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Our day has been filled with the sounds of  drip, drip, drip, as we melt the leftovers from our latest snowstorm. As we look ahead, we find a much milder week in store, but the pattern looks awfully active. The milder won’t last long, with a significant cold blast coming for early April.

Highs for the week ahead should warm to the 60s for much of the state, with a shot at a 70 if we cans squeeze in a little sunshine.

With the milder pattern, comes the increasing threat for showers and thunderstorms. Isolated stuff will be possible Monday and Tuesday, with more widespread action on Wednesday…

Scattered showers and storms continue through the end of the week, with a much stronger storm system taking aim at our region. This may produce strong storms, heavy rains and even the chance for a wraparound snowflake to start Easter Weekend…

We will need to watch the flood threat with that system. If it deepens a little more, those strong storms could even become severe.

The cold behind that is quick-hitting, with a nice rebound into Easter. That’s ahead of a powerful blast of cold for the first week of April. Folks, this is ugly…

That has the potential to be brutal cold for this time of year. It may also be accompanied by big thunderstorms ahead of it, and a touch of winter behind it..

What the what is going on around here? True spring fans still have a lot of ugly to go through before we can sounds the all clear on winter. It. Just. Won’t. End.

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:03 am

Watching Another Active Week Ahead

Good Sunday to one and all. Three major winter storms in less than 2 weeks… That’s what just happened here in Kentucky. You can look back through time and not find many instances of that ever happening, let alone happening this late in March. We just keep adding to the historic weather occurrences of the past decade.

Where do we go from here and how on earth can we top that? Well, at this point, I’m almost afraid to even challenge Mother Nature to do so. 🙂 But, the pattern continues to look very active, with a big storm potential showing up to start Easter Weekend.

Let’s begin with our Sunday and roll forward. Our day starts with rain and snow winding down, but some slush-covered roads are a good bet for some areas. I can’t rule out a stray shower this afternoon, but most of us stay dry with temps recovering into the 50s west and 40s elsewhere…

The week ahead turns much milder with temps likely heading toward the 60s for a few days. Scattered showers and thunderstorms may fire up from time to time, with the main action coming late this week. That’s when we find another HUGE dip in the jet stream, cranking up another storm system.

That storm heads toward the Ohio Valley by late this week into the start of Easter Weekend, and could bring heavy rain, strong storms and some winter weather. You can see that coming through here after the mid-week rains…

That’s a quick-hitting shot of cold coming in behind it, but temps should rebound in a big way right after that. This will be ahead of ANOTHER big blast of cold in early April…

A front like that can spawn some big time thunderstorms, and also bring some spring flake action close by…

I’ve said this several times in recent weeks, but the pattern going forward is loaded with severe weather potential for the spring. It’s also a pattern that can bring more flooding issues into our region.

I will have another update later today, so check back. Make it a great Sunday and take care.

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