Daily Archives: January 3, 2020

Time posted: 7:35 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Rounds of moderate to heavy rain continue to work across the bluegrass state, with the heaviest across the south and southeast. As we head into Saturday, some winter weather rolls in and there’s another shot of that coming on Tuesday. Behind that comes a lot more rain. Ugh.

With the rain ending as some snow tomorrow afternoon and evening, a touch of slush may show up. The greatest chance is across the mountains of the southeast…

Sunday looks like a MUCH better day and that lasts into much of Monday, but the next system looks to bring rain and snow in here Monday night and Tuesday.

Here’s how the Euro sees this setup…

Yesterday, I pointed toward a setup with a trough in the west and a ridge in the east and talked about how that’s likely a super soaker setup around here.  The new Euro takes that to the limit with the system coming late next week…

Look at the Euro rainfall forecast from just that storm on…

Holy smokes that’s ugly!

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:09 pm

Friday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s another super soaker of a day across the region as we continue to monitor areas of southern and southeastern Kentucky for local high water issues. By the time we get into Saturday, the focus is on rain changing to snow. The system behind that as an interesting look for Tuesday.

You know the drill with today’s weather. Much of our southern counties have picked up 1″-2″ of rain and this is an areas likely to get another 1″ or more of rain through the rest of today…

Wraparound snow develops behind this departing system on Saturday. Getting any kind of accumulation will be a titanic struggle, but the models suggest the chance for some slush building up…

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The mountains of southeastern Kentucky have the best chance at picking up on a light snowfall Saturday night.

Our next system moves in here by Monday night and Tuesday, bringing a swath of snow and some rain…

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Here are your tracking toys to get you through this soaker of a Friday…

Have a great afternoon and take care.

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Time posted: 1:53 am

Rounds Of Rain Roll On

Good Friday, folks. It’s another soaker of a day taking shape as we continue to watch the potential for local high water issues across the south and southeast. The rain rolls into Saturday, but looks to change to snow before the day is finished. Does this mean we are locking into a winter pattern? Not so fast, my friend.

Let’s begin with today and roll it forward. Temps will be in the 50s as rounds of rain continue. Many areas are already over an inch of rain and another inch or two will fall through tonight across the far south and southeast. If you live in a low-lying or flood prone area, keep a close eye on water levels.

I’ll have all your tracking toys in a bit.

Rain will be with us early on Saturday, but cold air crashes in behind the departing storm system and changes the rain to wet snow…

Some light accumulations will be possible on grassy and elevated surfaces.

Another system will follow that up from Monday night through Tuesday night. The track of this system will be the determining factor on rain or snow where you live…

The dominant pattern through the middle of January is a trough in the west and a ridge in the eastern part of the country. Throw in an active storm track and precipitation is likely well above normal around here…

Given our wet ground and swollen waterways, additional high water issues may develop.

I will have updates later in the day, so y’all come back. Until then, here are your tracking toys for the day…

Have a great Friday and take care.

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