Daily Archives: January 22, 2019

Time posted: 6:59 pm

Rain To Snow Wednesday

Good evening, friends. It’s full steam ahead toward another fun weather day across the bluegrass state. It’s one that will take us on a similar ride to what happened Saturday, but shouldn’t be to that extreme. From there, a lot of winter weather shows up.

Let’s begin with Wednesday through Thursday morning system:

  • Rain moves in from west to east late tonight into early Wednesday. This is along and ahead of our cold front moving in.
  • Temps ahead of this front will reach the 50s across central and eastern Kentucky. Temps behind this crash through the 30s and into the 20s. That crash happens very quickly.
  • A period of mix to snow is likely as the cold hooks up with the back edge of the precipitation shield. With a wave of low pressure developing along this, the best snow potential is across the eastern half of the state.
  • Light accumulations are a good bet, with some pockets of higher totals showing up. This will be pretty slushy.
  • As temps drop, expect another flash freeze into the wee hours of Thursday morning. Delays and cancellations are very possible.

The Weather Prediction Center has much of central and eastern Kentucky in their low risk for 4″+ snows Wednesday night…

I can see that, but I’m gonna take the under…

The NAM has the over…

 

The Hi Res NAM

The GFS has a few spots approaching the 4″ plateau…

The Euro has a more consistent view…

Behind that, an arctic front arrives with snow showers Thursday evening into Thursday night. Lows may reach the single digits Friday morning with wind chills going below zero at times.

The pattern is loaded with systems this weekend into next week. Here’s the GFS with those…

I’ve talked about how a couple of these systems can blow up into something much bigger. You can see that on the GFS and on the European Model. Here’s the Monday night and Tuesday system…

Bitterly cold temps show up on the model behind that…

A few days later, we do it all over again…

Winter weather lovers should be smiling! 🙂

I will have an update on WKYT-TV at 11 and with my normal late night update. Have a wonderful evening and take care.

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