Daily Archives: February 21, 2020

Time posted: 7:44 pm

Kicking Off A Better Weekend

Good evening, folks. It’s another clear and cold night taking shape, but the forecast for the weekend remains in really good shape. Beyond that,  wet weather and some winter weather are on the way for the final work week of February.

We know the weekend looks great, so let’s focus on next week.

Rain rolls in here from west to east Sunday evening and lasts through Monday night. Rain totals of 1″+ may show up, especially across the western part of the state…

Tuesday will find the rain slowing down as colder winds slowly take over. Our next system develops just to our east Wednesday and lifts northward as even colder air dives into Kentucky. That sets the stage for some winter weather.

The models continue to go back and forth on how strong that system can get. Today’s trend has been for a more progressive look…

GFS

EURO

The cold air coming in behind that looks to linger as we wrap up the month and head into the start of March.

The good news for #teamspring is the Euro Ensembles are taking on a better look once into the first week of March as it does show some milder air coming back…

Sweet!! 🙂

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:05 pm

Friday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a cold, but sunny day across the Commonwealth. This sunny weather carries us into the weekend as temps begin to climb. Things change quickly next week as two different systems look to impact our weather. The first is a rain maker on Monday, with the follow up bring winter weather for the middle and end of the week.

Temps this morning dropped into the low and middle teens for much of the state but should make a run at 40 this afternoon. The sun sure helps.

Saturday continues to look awesome. Readings are around 20 to start and will push 50 by the afternoon as sunny skies continue.

Clouds increase on Sunday as temps hit the 50s. Rain arrives Sunday evening and takes us through a very soggy Monday… The next system is likely to bring a winter weather threat to our region. Low pressure develops and works up the eastern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains. The exact track of that low will determine how much winter we get around here. It’s still way too early in the game for the models to get a firm grasp on any of that…

GFS

Canadian

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

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Time posted: 2:00 am

A Really Nice Weekend

Good Friday, folks. It’s a frigid start to the day, but things are looking much better as we kick off the weekend. Skies are going to be absolutely awesome and the temps are slowly increasing over the next few days. Once into next week, Old Man Winter will try to flex a little late season muscle.

Let’s begin with today and hit the fast forward button. Temps are in the teens this morning but recover into the upper 30s and low 40s this afternoon. Skies look partly to mostly sunny.

That sun is going to continue into Saturday as highs hit the upper 40s to low 50s. Saturday looks fantabulous!

Clouds will increase on Sunday, but the system moving in is a little slower than it looked before. That means temps spike well into the 50s…

The system to our west will roll right on top of us into Monday and early Tuesday, bringing some ugly…

As cold air crashes in behind this, we are likely to fire up a pretty potent storm that rides up the eastern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains. That could put our region in line for snow Wednesday and Thursday…

GFS

EURO

Canadian

Given the 500mb setup and the look of a negatively tilted trough, there’s a chance that could become an even stronger storm than the models are currently showing.

I will update this later today. Make it a great Friday and take care.

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