Daily Archives: April 1, 2018

Time posted: 4:44 pm

Easter Sunday Update

Happy Easter, everyone. We continue to watch another ugly system rolling into the state, bringing a cold rain for most, with some rain and snow in the north. This kicks off a very wild start to April, with winter and spring still duking it out.

In the short term, rain will increase this evening and may be locally heavy at times. Far northern parts of the state may see a band of wet snow developing, especially near the Covington area.

Track away…

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
Covington
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

A leftover shower will be noted on Monday, as temps start to quickly rebound. Scattered storms pop Monday night along a warm front, lifting to the north. Thai opens the floodgates for a strong southwesterly wind, boosting Tuesday temps deep into the 70s.

As a strong cold front moves in Tuesday night, showers and storms become fairly widespread…

Some of the storms may be strong, with a few trying to go severe. The SPC has us in a Marginal risk…

Damaging wind is the primary player, at this point.

Temps drop some 30-40 degrees behind the front into Wednesday, with the potential of a few flakes flying.

This cold air holds tough through the rest of next week into the following weekend. It gets reinforced by another cold front Thursday night. That may produce some rain and snow as it moves in and slows down. That slowing down then allows for a potential big storm system to develop along the front, targeting the Ohio Valley with rain and snow…

GFS

Canadian

Enjoy the rest of your Easter Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:58 am

Winter and Spring Continue Their Epic Battle

Good Sunday and Happy Easter! March was one of the wildest months you are ever going to find, but April may give it a run for its money. Old Man Winter and Spring continue to wage an epic battle, with winter continuing to have the upper hand, given the time of year we are in.

Morning showers will be noted today as a cold front slows down on top of us. We will squeeze a few dry hours into the mix, but a wave of low pressure works in here by the evening. That cranks up widespread rain, with the potential for a mix of rain and snow in the north tonight. That’s where some light accumulations will be possible.

This is a potent, but fast-moving system…

Here are the tracking tools to start the day…

That system is out of here by Monday morning, but some lingering showers remain ahead of a warm front. That lifts northward with mild air flooding in from the southwest. That sets the stage for a very windy and very warm Tuesday. Highs from 75-80 are possible.

A strong cold front moves in Tuesday night, putting an end to the toasty temp talk. Showers and thunderstorms will be accompanied by very gusty winds…

Wednesday may be 30-40 degrees colder than Tuesday, There’s even the chance for a few snowflakes to fly on a northwesterly wind…

Lows by Thursday morning are way down into the 20s, with temps staying below normal for the end of the week. Another winter looking system then rolls into the Ohio Valley to start next weekend…

That’s just… Something. 🙁

I will update things later today, so check back. Have a Happy Easter and take care.

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