Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

Time posted: 12:35 pm

Monday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. We’ve got a cold front working into Kentucky, bringing a big change in our weather. Winter is on the way back this week and things look very interesting by late Friday into the weekend. That’s when a developing winter storm tries to target the bluegrass state.

Let’s begin with the gusty band of rain rolling across the state from west to east. This is along and ahead of front number one…

Front number two sweeps in late Tuesday and that’s got the cold air with it. Temps tank and may not get above freezing for Wednesday and Thursday. Winds are going to be very gusty, taking those wind chill numbers way down. A few flurries or snow showers are possible across the eastern half of the state.

This brings us to the setup for the weekend. One system is diving in from the northwest as a system comes from the southwest. How these two work together will be the big determining factor on how big our storm gets and exactly where it goes.

Unlike the storm systems of the past month or so, this one has cold air already in place ahead of it and a fresh cold high to the north of it. That increases our odds of winter weather across the entire region.

The latest GFS is a big hitter for our part of the world…

The Canadian Model has had a tough time finding this system, but is in the process of doing so. It doesn’t phase as quickly as the GFS, but still has a healthy winter weather showing around here…

The ICON Model is also on board with a healthy impact…

I’m off your tv today, but I will have another blog update this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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