Daily Archives: November 18, 2018

Time posted: 4:52 pm

Thoughts To Wrap Up The Weekend

Good evening, folks. Clouds continue to thicken as a cold front rolls into the region from the northwest. This brings rain to kick off the Thanksgiving week, with a few flakes likely to fly right behind this front. This continues to be part of an overall pattern that is STRONGLY skewing colder.

I have a lot to talk about, so let’s get busy!

A shower or two will try to show up this evening in the north and west. Here’s your regional radar to find the drops…

A chilly rain then moves in overnight and Monday as our front enters the state. Monday just looks like a damp and dreary day across our region.

Colder northwest winds then kick in behind this for Tuesday. Northwesterly winds in the wintertime tend to produce clouds and light precipitation across our region. That light precipitation may very well be in the form of flurries and light snow showers.

The models are even trying to spit out a rooftop coating in a few spots…

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Highs on Tuesday stay in the 30s, but a wind chill may stay in the 20s for many.

Wednesday looks good for travelers as temps bounce back into the upper 40s to low 50s. A big blast of arctic air heads toward the northeastern part of the country late Wednesday into Thanksgiving Day. This will make for an absolutely frigid Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. For us, we get a glancing blow of the cold.

Highs on Thanksgiving Day may struggle to 40 in the northeastern Ky to the 50s west…

Temps look cold for Black Friday shoppers hitting the stores late on Thanksgiving evening. Readings may be in the upper 20s and low 30s by this time…

Clouds will quickly increase on Friday as rain rolls in late in the day. That’s from a storm system moving in, bringing another soaker into Saturday…

The nest system coming behind that later Monday and Tuesday is likely to unleash more winter weather behind it…

It’s a loaded winter pattern for the end of November into December. Buckle up, kiddos.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:04 am

Changes Into Thanksgiving Week

Good Sunday, folks. Our cold front moving toward the Commonwealth has slowed down just enough to give many of us a dry Sunday. The slow movement means a wetter start to the upcoming Thanksgiving week. It’s a week that may start and end with rain, but travel day and Turkey Day still look dry.

Beyond Turkey Day, Old Man Winter looks ready to pounce again.

Before we get to all that, let’s talk about just how cold this November has been to date. The average temperatures are deep in the below normal range across Kentucky and much of the country…

If we just focus on daytime highs, those numbers go even lower…

Overnight lows have balanced out the force as the increased moisture content in the atmosphere keeps lows from dropping nearly as much against the normal. Still, the cold for the first half of November has been impressive!

Ok, let’s focus on what happens next.

Clouds will thicken today with a small shot at a late day shower in the north and west. Highs are generally in the 50s.

Rain arrives tonight into Monday as a cold front drops in from the northwest. This isn’t a lot of rain, but some of us may see better than a quarter of an inch…

Temps on Monday come way down compared to today, with highs mainly in the chilly 40s. Northwesterly winds behind that system may spit out a cold shower on Tuesday, with small flake chance in the north and east.

 

Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day look good for holiday travelers with seasonally chilly temps and dry skies.

A storm system moves in late on Black Friday and continues into Saturday. That’s a rain maker for our region, but it’s the system coming behind that that tries to take on more of a winter look early the following week. Watch the two systems on the Canadian…

That’s a good looking early season winter pattern kicking off in the last days of November into early December.

I will have another update later today. Until then, have a great Sunday and take care.

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