Daily Archives: December 17, 2019

Time posted: 7:56 pm

Tuesday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. It’s a seasonally cold evening across he bluegrass state as we watch a weak front drop in on Wednesday. This front isn’t a big deal and the focus is on the pattern coming in behind this. It’s a pattern that will have a southern storm system that has a chance to impact our weather. It’s also a much milder look.

Once again, numerous Flood Warnings continue across Kentucky…

Let’s focus on the southern storm system this weekend. The operational models largely keep this to our south, but the ensembles are farther north.

Euro Ensembles

GFS Ensembles

The NAVY Model is one of the operational models bringing this farther north…

We will see how that goes, but I’m not ready to write that off as missing us to the south. It could easily bring some rain in here by Sunday or Monday.

White Christmas fans aren’t happy campers, right now as the pattern is skewing above normal into much of next week. Changes are afoot, though before we hit the New Year.

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:25 pm

Tracking Light Snow and Cold Temps

Good afternoon, everyone. As flooding issues persist across the state, light snow and cold winds are taking center stage. This action will slow down as the day wears on, but a weak front may bring a few more flakes in here as we hit Wednesday.

First things first and that’s the flooding. Numerous counties remain under Flood Warnings…

Rivers will continue to run high and in flood for some areas through the next few days.

Today’s light snow is producing some coatings across many areas of central and eastern Kentucky. With temps around freezing or a touch below, watch for a few slick spots developing on area roads. That may especially be the case once the sun goes down.

Another weak front drops in on Wednesday and may spit out some flakes in the north and east…

Wednesday is a cold day with several locations staying in the 20s…

Gusty winds will make it feel like the teens for much of the day…

Things calm down for Thursday and Friday as we focus on a southern storm system. This is a highly anomalous look to the pattern with a cutoff low working across the deep south and into the Caribbean. I’m still watching for this to trend a bit farther north and that’s what the Canadian is doing with it late this weekend…

Regardless, that’s not a good look for anyone wanting a White Christmas… Or even a cold one.

Here are your Tuesday afternoon tracking toys…

Covington area

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Florence

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Interstate 71 in Gallatin County

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Maysville

Louisville

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Georgetown

Frankfort

Morehead

Lexington


Pine Mountain

Mt. Vernon

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Make it a  great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:05 am

A Little Bit Of Winter Returns

Good Tuesday, everyone. Flooding continues to slowly wind down across the bluegrass state as colder air sweeps back in. This will bring a touch of winter weather and snow to the area today, before the pattern calms down for the next several days.

Let’s start with the ongoing flood situation. Many areas picked up 1″-3″ of rain, with some local amounts pushing 4″ since Sunday. That was more than enough to cause plenty of issues and some schools are even closed today because of the high water.

With the rain moving out, a period of winter weather and snow is with us this morning. This moves from northwest to southeast, impacting areas of central and eastern Kentucky. Some elevated surfaces may see some light accumulations before the flakes taper off.

Another weak front arrives Wednesday and may produce a flake or two in the north and northeast. This is a cold day in the bluegrass state…

Gusty winds will add an extra layer of cold to the region…The longer range pattern this weekend into early Christmas week looks anomalous to say the least. The models are taking a cutoff low rolling across the Gulf, crossing Florida and into the Caribbean. That keeps all the moisture just to our south and allows for a mild ridge to pop behind this…

EURO

Canadian

That’s really, really an odd solution that looks suspect to me. We shall see/

I will update things later today, so y’all come back.

Here are your early day tracking toys…

Covington area

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Florence

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Interstate 71 in Gallatin County

http://rwis.kytc.ky.gov/itscams/D06/current_I710665.jpg

Maysville

Louisville

http://www.trimarc.org/images/milestone/CCTV_05_71_0116.jpg

No image available.

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Georgetown

Frankfort

Morehead

Lexington


Pine Mountain

Mt. Vernon

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Have a good one and take care.

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