Daily Archives: January 4, 2019

Time posted: 7:26 pm

Local High Water Threat This Evening

Good evening, folks. We have heavy rain and thunderstorms working across central and eastern Kentucky. These storms are putting down small hail, but it’s the increased flood threat that’s getting my attention. We really need to be on alert for some high water issues across parts of these areas.

This is because a comma head of heavy rain is working across these areas, leading to a quick couple of inches of rain. That would be more than enough to cause high water issues for some…

Better weather blows in for the weekend as temps mild up.

The pattern for next week continues to trend colder and colder and this is the beginning of sustained winter settling in to much of the country.

A cold front moves in on Monday, bringing gusty rain in here for the afternoon and evening. A second front looks to pass through here with cold air and some snow showers showing up behind it for Wednesday and Thursday…

The colder setup means very little warming shows up after that, with another shot of cold trying to be ushered in by a storm system from Friday into the weekend…

The pattern after that is ripe for more winter weather…

All of this is arriving right on schedule.

Make it a good evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:13 am

A Rainy Start To A Better Weekend

Good Friday, everyone. We’ve made it to the end of a shortened work week for many and it’s  rather ugly out there with rounds of rain. This ugly weather isn’t going to last through the rest of the weekend, as sunny skies and milder air is on the way. Rejoice for the sun!!

Changes are showing up for next week and I will touch on those in a bit.

Rain today will be heavy at times with some 1″+ amounts showing up across central and eastern Kentucky. That may be just enough to lead to local high water issues. Here are your wet weather tracking tools…

There’s the chance for a touch of sleet at the beginning of the rain in the north, then we could see a few flakes mixing in overnight as the upper low spins across the eastern half of the state.

From there, things get a whole lot better for the weekend. Highs on Saturday reach the upper 40s to low 50s as the sun makes an appearance. By Sunday, temps spike well into the 50s with a mostly sunny sky.

Our next system arrives late Monday, but it isn’t coming from the southwest. Instead, this will be a cold front from the northwest…

Gusty rain will be likely and I can’t rule out a flurry behind that for early Tuesday. This was looking like a quick-hitting shot of cold, but the trough behind it is looking deeper and stronger into the middle of next week…

That would obviously mute any warm up for the middle and end of next week as we get ready for the next system approaching next weekend. That’s a much deeper trough digging into the country and the European continues to see it and a possible storm system to come along for the ride…

It’s interesting to see the models trending colder as we get closer to next week. I suspect they are now seeing the overall changes going on across the northern hemisphere. Those changes will lead to quite the setup for the second half of winter across much of the country.

I will have updates later today. Until then, make it a good one and take care.

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