Daily Archives: December 22, 2018

Time posted: 2:28 pm

Saturday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Clouds are slow to break across central and eastern Kentucky as colder than normal temps continue. From here, we track a parade of systems set to impact our weather over the next few weeks. The next system in the pipeline moves in on Sunday.

That is a light rain maker, with a period of light snow possible…

As we head into Christmas Day, the next system moves in from the west. It’s also fairly light, but may have a touch of light rain and light snow for some…

That takes us to the end of the week and a very strong storm system wrapping up to our west. Temps surge ahead of this on a strong southwesterly wind. As the storm moves toward the Great Lakes, it drags a cold front toward Kentucky. Widespread heavy rain and a few thunderstorms will be noted along and ahead of this front…

That’s followed up by much colder air pressing into the region as the active storm track continues. That leads with winter storms working across the country…

I will try to throw you an update this evening. Enjoy the rest of the day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:18 am

Active Pattern Keeps On Rolling

Good Saturday, folks. Old Man Winter brought a little snow back into the region overnight and a few flakes continue early today. As this system moves way, we have another one ready to take its place on Sunday. This is all part of a very active pattern that rolls through the rest of the year and into early 2019.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward.

Wet snow lingers into early this morning across the east and southeast. That’s where light accumulations have occurred, especially in the high ground of the far southeast. Here are some early day tracking tools…

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Skies become partly sunny from the west as temps reach the high 30s to low 40s.

Clouds will increase tonight ahead of a light system moving through for Sunday. This brings a period of light rain and a touch of light snow to the region…

That moves through at a pretty good clip, allowing for nice travel weather on Christmas Eve. You will notice some clouds increasing by the end of the day and those clouds thicken as Santa arrives later in the night. By Christmas Day, some light rain and light snow will move across the region. This doesn’t look like a big deal, but the European Model is spitting out the chance for some flakes in several areas…

That precipitation is actually on the leading edge of milder air shooting in here for the middle of the week. This is ahead of another massive storm system that develops in the plains. That will bring a lot of rain and wind back into Kentucky for Thursday and early Friday…

Some thunderstorms will be possible ahead of that system on Thursday and heavy rains could cause additional high water issues.

Much colder air continues to press in behind that for next weekend into the New Year holiday. This colder air will meet up with our active storm track to produce several winter storms that could threaten our part of the world. You can see a couple of those on the GFS…

Updates later today, so y’all come back now, ya hear?!

Have a good one and take care.

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