Daily Archives: December 4, 2019

Time posted: 7:41 pm

Wednesday Evening Look Ahead

Good evening, folks. With one more calm day ahead of us, it’s time to look ahead toward a much more active pattern. A weak system rolls in for an ugly Friday, but the main show doesn’t arrive into Monday and Tuesday. That’s a storm that unlocks arctic air.

As we get closer to Friday, the uglier things are looking. Rain will overspread the state and that will make for some nasty conditions. Rain totals are increasing and could approach a half inch in some areas…

The system moving in here early next week looks like a wild one. Rain, gusty winds, some thunder, temps near 60, a major temp crash, lows in the teens with some snows.

The GFS seems to have the best grasp of this system…

The European Model is likely dragging it’s feet too much with the initial system, but shows the major arctic blast well. It also shows another system right behind it and taking a southern route…

The overall pattern continues to be skewed colder than normal across much of the country. That’s been the trend since late October and it shows no signs of letting up. Look at the temp departures from the GFS Ensembles through December 20th…

I will see you guys later tonight with the latest. Until then, have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 12:36 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a quiet day in the bluegrass state and that quiet weather will continue into Thursday. After that, things start to change with a weak system on Friday then a bigger system early next week. That one looks to unleash a blast of arctic air.

The Friday system looks a little wetter the closer we get. Chilly showers move east across the state…

Overall, Friday looks pretty ugly.

After a chilly, but nice Saturday, clouds roll in on Sunday ahead of the system for early next week. This will bring a few showers in here by evening, with heavy rain and gusty winds on Monday. A storm system works across the region early Tuesday and it’s being pushed by arctic air. As the arctic air works in, a period of snow will be possible…

That’s also a big time wind maker as the cold air crashes in. The GFS has our temps going from near 60 Monday evening, to the 20s by Tuesday afternoon then to around 10 by Wednesday morning…

Those wind chills may be brutal…

I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm and then again on KWC this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:18 am

A Nice Winter Look Next Week

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s a very windy Wednesday, but it’s also a pretty nice one across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This nice weather carries us into Thursday before we get a chilly shower maker by Friday. This is pretty small stuff compared to the winter weather potential starting next week.

Today features temps in the 40s with a 50 in the west and south. Gusty winds will crank to 30mph or so at times, keeping it feeling chillier. Skies look to stay party sunny.

Thursday may have a little fog in the morning, but otherwise looks good. If that fog lingers, it could keep the numbers down a bit, but temps look similar to today.

Clouds will quickly increase Thursday night as a system works across the region. That brings some chilly showers in here for Friday and there is an outside chance for a mix on the northern edge of this…

After a seasonal chill on Saturday, the numbers climb on Sunday as clouds thicken and late day showers arrive. This is ahead of a major shot of arctic air into the nation early next week. Heavy rain and gusty winds are likely ahead of this arctic push on Monday. As the boundary moves through here, temps crash with rain to some snow on Tuesday…

That’s from the European Model and the model then brings an arctic clipper through here the following day…

That’s a big time cold look showing up. Check out the absolutely frigid temps…

Throw in the gusty winds and BRR…

That shot looks to last a few days then pulls out and we wait for the next one to take aim at us late next week or into the following weekend. That could be accompanied by additional winter threats.

The GFS Ensembles 10 day average temperature departure continues to have a major cold look for December 10-20…

Coming off of one of the coldest Novembers on record, December is picking right up the torch, or should i say icicle, and carrying it forward.

I will have updates later today. Have a good one and take care.

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