Daily Archives: January 12, 2020

Time posted: 2:19 pm

Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a much cooler and calmer day in the bluegrass state as lots of people get out and clean up after Saturday’s high winds and severe storms. The damage is pretty extensive, but these things happen when it’s warm in the winter. Can we change that up going forward? Yep.

We know today and Monday and calm, but a southern storm system will throw some showers and storms into southern and southeastern Kentucky Monday night and Tuesday. There’s even a low-end risk for strong to severe storms. Here’s the Tuesday Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

You can see the storms showing up on the Hi Res NAM…

A cold front moves in Wednesday, bringing more in the way of a few showers and storms to the entire region. Colder air comes in behind this for Thursday, but the system right behind this looks pretty potent for Saturday…

Temps will spike ahead of the front and we could even be talking about strong storms again. Oh yeah… high winds may also become an issue…

A much colder pattern follows this up and the GFS Ensembles continue to show well below normal temps…

I won’t have an update this evening as I need to recharge the batteries a bit during a three day weekend for your friendly weatherdude.

I’ll see you guys later tonight. Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:11 am

A Transition Week Ahead Of Us

Good Sunday, everyone. It’s a much calmer day across the Commonwealth as our potent storm moves away. Even with a calm few days ahead, the overall pattern remains very active as the trend is finally pointing toward winter across much of the country, including here in Kentucky.

This is a transition week toward that winter pattern, with the main change showing up next weekend into the following week.

Let’s begin with where we are today and roll forward. Clouds will linger into part of the day, especially across the north and there could be a couple of early day showers…

Highs stay in the 40s north and 50s south.

Monday is another calm and pleasant day, but Tuesday could bring some additional rain into southeastern Kentucky. The NAM is most aggressive with this…

Another system crosses the region Wednesday and brings a few showers with colder air coming in behind that for Thursday. The main shot of cold arrives behind a much bigger storm on the weekend…

With a ridge going up in the western US, that allows for cold air to take control of the eastern half of the country. Check out the temperature departures from normal on the GFS Ensembles…

I will get more into that with updates later today. Have a great Sunday and take care.

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