Monthly Archives: January 2019

Time posted: 7:30 pm

Winter Weather Advisory

Good evening, folks. As expected, another winter weather maker is on the way to much of the state later tonight and into Friday. This is a fairly light system, but it will have enough freezing rain and light snow to cause travel issues for many areas.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for much of the state and region during this time…

Here’s a look at a rough outline of what to expect through Friday…

Icy roads are a real possibility to begin the day Friday. Cancellations and delays are likely for a third straight day.

The first flakes may fly in the north before the evening is over. Here’s regional radar to track that action…

Temps rebound very quickly this weekend with 50 on Saturday and near 60 on Sunday. Winds will be gusty as that southwest flow kicks in. This will also lead to mild weather hanging tough into early next week. That same flow also means an increase in showers and a few thunderstorms.

Another surge of arctic air dives into the country by the middle of next week. This brings an arctic front into Kentucky around the middle of the week and that may very well have winter weather showing up behind it. The setup is there for several systems.

The new version of the GFS continues to latch on the potential…

The last two runs of the European Model are showing something similar…

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:29 pm

Thursday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. Our day started with many areas well below zero across the bluegrass state. As this brutally cold air mass pulls away, a light winter weather maker rolls in tonight and Friday. This is likely to cause travel issues to develop.

This system has been well advertised for several days now. A mix of snow and freezing rain will work in tonight and early Friday…

As stated a few days ago, the models will miss the boat on the temps, so take the under on the forecast numbers. Arctic air is low and dense and the models have a tough time seeing that. Also, the ground is frozen and road temperatures are below freezing. Even if your thermometer is above freezing, the cold ground may cause a layer of ice to form.

The forecast models are all similar in where the greatest threat for a light snowfall is…

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New GFS

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Slick travel conditions are a good bet later tonight into the first half of Friday. Here are your tracking tools…

Temps behind all this will take off this weekend. Highs by Monday should make a run at 60, but with a few showers and even thunderstorms coming into play. Another arctic front then rolls in here by the middle of next week as temps come crashing WAY down. This boundary may become active as it slows down to our southeast.

The GFS shows this possibility…

The earlier run of the New GFS showed the potential on a greater scale…

I have you covered on WKYT starting at 4pm and with another KWC update this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:55 am

A Little Mess Before A Short Mild Spell

Good Thursday, everyone. We have another bitterly cold start to the day, but milder days are on the way. As we get set for that transition, we have a bit of a mess rolling in here later tonight into Friday. It’s a fairly week system that can bring a little snow and light freezing rain to town.

Let’s begin with today and move forward. Temps this morning will be from -10 to +5 across the state. Wind chills will be mainly below zero.

Southern Kentucky may have a few snow covered roads as a band of arctic light snow rolls through this very early on.

The system moving in tonight and early Friday looks to bring a messy mix of light snow and a touch of freezing rain. Given the cold pavement and frozen ground, this will likely cause travel issues again…

Light accumulations show up on the models, with local 1″ or so snow amounts possible…

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There’s a real chance for a third day in a row of cancellations and delays. I’ll get a call map on that later today.

Temps behind this system take off and should reach 60 by Sunday or early next week. This strong southwesterly flow should also bring an increase in rain and even a few thunderstorms. Don’t get too used to the mild because arctic air crashes back in for the second half of next week.  Waves of winter weather may form along this arctic boundary.

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New GFS…

I will update things later today, so check back. Stay warm and take care.

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