Daily Archives: January 18, 2020

Time posted: 3:44 pm

Saturday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. High winds continue to push across the region as arctic air surges in from the northwest, setting the stage for a very cold few days ahead. Looking down the road, the late week storm system continues to track farther southeast.

Many areas have had wind gusts of 40mph with a few spots topping out at greater than 50mph. These gusts will continue until our cold front drops in this evening, then the winds finally begin to some down some. That’s also when our temps crash and that may lead to a couple of snowflakes flying around. The Hi Res NAM is showing this…

Here are your radars to follow the action…

The temp plunge is pretty prolific with many areas in the upper teens by Sunday morning. Wind chills over the next few days continue to show up on the frigid side…

An upper level system dives southward into the region late Monday and early Tuesday. This may have enough moisture to spit out some flakes, especially across the west.

The trend on the late week storm continues to focus farther south with each model run. The Euro has rain and some snow showing up…

So does the Canadian…

The GFS is also seeing this now…

Finally, there’s a little something to track for winter weather lovers! 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:21 am

High Winds Blow Through

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s another super windy day across the bluegrass state as arctic air blows into the region behind a potent storm system. The winds will be accompanied by lots of showers working through here, with just a small flake chance as the cold air crashes in.

The wind aspect of today has been talked about for a week. High wind gusts of 40mph or greater look likely for many areas of the state. There’s the potential for winds to gust greater than 50mph at times. Obviously, this would be enough to cause power issues and cause a little more wind damage.

There may even be a narrow squall line of enhanced showers that contain some pretty good winds. Here are your tracking tools…

Temps rise into the 50s this afternoon then come crashing down this evening. The arctic cold temps quickly sweep in, giving us wind chills that are frigid…

Temps moderate for the second half of the week as we watch another storm system. This one may continue to trend farther southeast than what the models currently have and we are seeing…

Canadian

ICON

GFS

I will have updates later today, so check back. Until then, have a great Saturday and take care.

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