Daily Archives: January 24, 2020

Time posted: 7:58 pm

Kicking Off The Weekend Update

Good evening, folks. We have our upper level low spinning across the region and this is bringing gusty showers or sleet and rain. Later tonight, a little bit of snow shower action kicks in and takes us through Saturday and Saturday night.

You can see the spin from the upper low showing up on radar…

As cold air comes in behind this system, those snow showers will kick in, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to see a lot of snow with this. We will continue to watch for a few snow streaks showing up Saturday into Saturday night. There could also be a better swath of light snow across the north Saturday evening.

Can we get a little light slushy accumulation? That’s possible in a few areas, especially on grassy and elevated surfaces.  The models are showing the potential…

Hi Res NAM

NAM

Even as temps will be marginal for any sticking snow, gusty winds will make it feel much colder..

Another weak system brings a touch of light rain and some light snow Sunday night and Monday, then again by Wednesday.

The pattern for next weekend continues to feature the potential for a much bigger storm system somewhere in the eastern part of the country…

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:22 pm

Friday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s another super soaker of a day across the bluegrass state as our storm system wraps up across the Ohio Valley. As colder air comes in underneath this, rain will mix with and change to a little wet snow as we head into Saturday. From there, the pattern remains very active with more systems moving through here over the next few weeks.

Many areas of central Kentucky have picked up more than an inch of rain already and will see a little more this afternoon into the evening. The heaviest rains are across the eastern half of the state, but we will see one more stout batch of rain developing from west to east later today as the upper low moves in.

Here are your radars to track the action…

As the upper low swings by, temps drop into the 30s with some wet snows mixing in with the overnight showers. This is a trend that takes us into Saturday, with a few snow showers kicking in. This isn’t widespread all the time action, but some hit and run slush makers will be possible. As the day wears on, we will watch for a band of light snow to impact areas of northern Kentucky. That’s especially true during the evening hours.

The NAM continues to show some very light accumulations possible for a few areas…  So does the Hi Res NAM…

Again, this is only some slush possible on grassy and elevated surfaces and not everyone sees that.

Winds will be gusty, making those 30s feel like the low 20s for Saturday and Sunday.

Another light system brings a streak of light rain and light snow across the state Sunday night into Monday. Another one tries to follow that up around the middle of next week…

Several models are trying to fire up a much bigger eastern US winter storm to open up February…

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This is a storm setup, but that’s still out there in fantasy land, but the pattern suggests we need to monitor this possibility.

I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm then with another KWC update this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:44 am

Rounds Of Rain Then A Little Flake Action

Good Friday, folks. It’s a windy and wet day as low pressure works right on top of the region. As this low weakens and another low strengthens to our east, colder air comes into play tonight and Saturday. That will lead us to some snow showers and even a few periods of light snow.

Let’s begin with today’s rain. It’s heavy this morning across central and eastern Kentucky, but more showery across the west…

Temps in the east may spike into the low 50s for a time today as the west chills into the upper 30s later in the afternoon.

After a small break in the precipitation this afternoon and early evening, more showers quickly return. Later tonight, it gets cold enough for a few rain and snow showers. That’s a trend taking us into Saturday, but we will be watching for a band of light snow to sweep across the northern half of the state by evening. Some very light accumulations will be possible through Sunday, but this really isn’t a big deal.

Hi Res NAM

NAM

It’s been amazing to watch the GFS totally miss the snowstorm to our west and northwest.

There’s another system working across the state with a quick hitting band of rain and some snow Sunday night into Monday…

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

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