Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

Time posted: 7:34 pm

Wednesday Evening Thoughts

Good evening, folks. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the active weather pattern taking shape for the next week or so. It’s one that kicks off with a stripe of Thursday night snow and ends with a couple of big thunderstorm chances.

The best chance to see a light, wet snowfall is across the northern half of the state Thursday night and early Friday. Here’s a First Call For Snowfall…

That is going to be one super-duper sharp cutoff on the southern edge of the accumulating snow.

The latest models continue the same theme…

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New GFS

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Whatever falls won’t last very long as milder air pushes in during Friday with a few showers taking over. Milder winds blow this weekend as a big storm cranks in the plains. That could push our wind gusts to 50mph at times. This could bring some showers and strong storms at us later in the day…

That will be followed by another similar looking system rolling in here by the middle or end of next week…

Following that is another cold look for the middle and end of March…

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:14 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. Sunny skies are back in the bluegrass state, but our temps remain frigid. This cold air is about to get pushed around by milder air for the weekend, The leading edge of that air is going to produce some light snow, then thunderstorms and high winds move in. March!

The overrunning band of light snow develops in a northwest to southeast band by Thursday night and Friday morning. Here’s the area best in line for a light snowfall…

The forecast models are matching up well with my idea…

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Hi Res NAM

The Canadian is farthest south…

The new GFS is farthest north…

Whatever snow is out there early Friday will get wiped out by Friday afternoon as temps climb and a few showers move through.

The weekend storm moving into the plains states is going to be a potent one and that means a lot of wind and storms in our region…

I’ve been talking about the severe potential with this storm for several days and the SPC now has the western half of the state in the risk for Saturday…

With or without severe thunderstorms, wind gusts are going to be a huge problem. 50mph+ gusts will be possible during this time.

I will update the snow and storm threat on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm then on KWC later this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:48 am

A Close Call With Snowfall Ahead

Good Wednesday, folks. MUCH colder than normal temperatures continue to hang around the bluegrass state, but a mild up is on the way for the weekend. To get there, we have another snow maker to go through and then once we’re there, wind and storms may accompany the milder stuff.

Our Wednesday starts with some lingering flurries and snow showers in the east, but that action quickly clears out. Watch for a few slick spots early on.

The system rolling in late Thursday into early Friday is likely to put down a swath of accumulating snow. This band is oriented from northwest to southeast and has the chance to put down a few inches. Here’s the area most at risk…

If needed, I will get a First Call For Snowfall map out later today.

Milder air presses in quickly on Friday with a few showers taking over. This mild air is ahead of a big time storm system rolling across the plains into the western Great Lakes this weekend. That means gusty winds and the potential for strong storms…

Winds are likely to be a major player Saturday into Saturday night. Gusts of more than 50mph will be possible…

Chilly air comes in behind that, but another potent storm system moves in next week…

After that second storm system, winter looks to crash back in here. Check out the European Ensembles core of the cold from March 15-20…

I’ll have updates later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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