Daily Archives: January 14, 2020

Time posted: 7:06 pm

Tuesday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We continue to watch a busy weather pattern that will eventually unlock a much colder pattern around here. This pattern will engulf much of the country in much below normal temperatures. Can we get a little snow from this? Meh. Maybe.

Our first item up for bids is a Thursday cold front. This front will have a few showers and rumbles of thunder with it, especially across the south and southeast. This isn’t a lot of rain by any means…

The next system moves in Friday and Saturday with the chance for a brief mix on the front end on Friday. That would quickly go over to showers and take us into a windy Saturday. Temps do crash behind our late Saturday front, with a few flakes possible Saturday night…

I’ve touched on the cold air coming behind all this over the late weekend into next week. I’m not sure this pattern completely locks in, but I do see a pattern with much colder blasts of air. Can we get some snow? For the first time this winter, the Euro Weeklies are actually hitting at some snow around here. This is the forecast from the next 40 days…

Obviously, that’s ONLY designed to show trends and is not intended to show specific totals. Still, it offers winter weather lovers some hope.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:37 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. A round of showers and storms continues to press to quickly to our east, with another round due in town for Wednesday. All of this is ahead of a winter pattern finally settling into the region this weekend. That looks to lock in for a while.

Our leftover showers are moving away from the east, here are your radars to follow the action…

Our next front moves in for Wednesday, producing scattered showers and storms. The SPC is one again highlighting the southern and southeastern parts of the state for the potential for a few storms…

Colder air comes into play for Thursday and Friday ahead of our weekend system. This cold air may hang tough enough for the precipitation to begin as some frozen stuff. That would go over to gusty showers with an embedded rumble of thunder ahead of our front. As the front goes through, temps crash and we watch for a little bit of snow on the backside…

GFS

Canadian

That’s some very cold air coming in behind it, with the next system coming in with a snow threat early next week. The Ensembles have been showing these cold blasts very well and the operational models are on board…

I’ll see you again this evening for another update. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 3:15 am

Active Setup With Cold Lurking

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a weak system bringing rain and a few rumbles of thunder to the region today. This kicks off another super-active period with Old Man Winter actually showing signs of waking up. By the weekend, we are likely beginning a full-blown winter pattern.

As always, let’s start with today and roll forward. Showers and a few thunderstorms spread in from the southwest, with the greatest impact across areas of southeastern Kentucky. Still, a few showers should get north of Interstate 64. Here are your radars for the day…

Another system works into the region on Wednesday, bringing gusty showers our way. Temps behind this will chill to seasonal levels.

The next storm system then sweeps in Friday into Saturday. Overrunning moisture on Friday may get in quick enough to be in snow or frozen form. That would then go over to rain as temps spike then crash with some flakes to end. This is something the GFS is showing…

The Canadian doesn’t have much winter on the front end, but has more on the back end…

The Euro is doing Euro things and being too wrapped up and too far north…

This unleashes a much colder pattern behind that storm, with colder shots showing up through the rest of the month.

These changes are also showing up strongly on the European Ensembles…

That’s actually a mega trough that eventually gets established as evidenced by the coldest anomalies in the Northern Hemisphere showing up around here…

The fact it’s the European Ensembles showing that should get your attention!

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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