Monthly Archives: January 2019

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…

Hi Res NAM

GFS

New GFS

Canadian

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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