Daily Archives: January 17, 2019

Time posted: 7:31 pm

Thursday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. It’s now all eyes fully on the weekend storm system that will bring a lot of different weather our way. Some of the latest trends are bringing the cold air in a little quicker Saturday afternoon and evening. That would lead to an earlier start to the winter weather and flash freeze.

Before that change to cold, a lot of rain is going to fall on Saturday. A general 1″-3″ will be possible, leading to a local high water threat…

Temps crash from northwest to southeast from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. 60 degree temps may show up in the southeast on Saturday, with low 30s in the north at the same time. Temps then drop through the 20s and into the teens by Sunday morning. All that standing water is going to freeze pretty quickly and this may cause an absolute mess on roads.

That’s especially true if we can throw some snow down at the same time. A band of snow should develop and work across the state Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The European Model has some decent numbers…

The new version of the GFS has some higher amounts…

The GFS continues to be too fast with the lead low, but it’s starting to see the second low…

I will get a first call map out later tonight or early Friday. Snowfall continues to be an enigma because there are still a lot of questions surrounding changeover times for different locations.

Regardless, any amount of snow is going to cause travel issues because of the flash freeze that will be taking place as frigid temps move in through Sunday night and Monday.

It is interesting to note the JMA keeps that second low fairly far south and southeast…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV at 11 and then back here on KWC late tonight. Have a good one and take care.

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