Daily Archives: April 9, 2018

Time posted: 7:45 pm

Monday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. We are putting the wraps on a very Kentucky-like weather day. Many of us woke up to another accumulating spring snow, but it was all gone by the afternoon with temps closing in on 50. As we look forward, we are getting ready for a big temps surge and the potential for severe storms.

Before that, we have one more little system to dive in here on Tuesday. This may produce a shower or two, with temps still running on the chilly side. Lots of upper 40s and low 50s will show up.

Wednesday starts our warm up, with highs hitting the 60s. Thursday and Friday will give you a full-blown case of spring fever as highs hit the 70s. 80 degrees is possible by Friday on a strong southwesterly wind.

A powerful plains storm system slowly heads our way later Friday into the weekend, bringing the potential for strong to severe storms, and heavy rains…

Much colder air comes back in behind this for the rest of the weekend…

Additional systems will then roll our way through the rest of the month, bringing the chance for more big storms and cold shots.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:28 am

Winter vs. Spring: The Fight Continues

Good Monday to one and all. Old Man Winter is paying anther visit to the bluegrass state early today, but spring throws some haymakers later this week. That said, the pattern for the rest of April looks to continue to epic battle between winter and spring. That spells a lot of active weather for our region.

This morning’s flakes can leave behind some light accumulations, but that will quickly go away by late morning into the afternoon. That’s when temps climb into the upper 40s and low 50s, with a mix of sun and clouds.

The chill continues on Tuesday and I can’t rule out isolated showers.

Wednesday is a transition day as winds become southwesterly. That boosts the numbers into the 60s, with the 70s surging in on Thursday. Temperatures make a run at 80 degrees by Friday as southwest winds really crank.

That’s ahead of a powerhouse of a system rolling slowly across the plains and into our part of the world. That has the looks of a severe weather maker for a large chunk of real estate…

Colder weather comes in behind this, but a quick rebound is likely early next week. Still, we are seeing the cold shots outweighing the warm shots through the rest of the month.

The GFS Ensembles 5 day temp departures from April 19-24th are impressive…

The CFS average temp anomalies for the rest of April as a whole are not good…

The more things change, the more they stay the same. 🙁

Speaking of staying the same, let’s get back to tracking the in and out flake system to start your Monday…

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

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

 

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

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

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