Daily Archives: March 5, 2020

Time posted: 7:37 pm

Tracking A Small Taste Of Winter

Good evening, folks. It’s a tiny taste of winter rolling into the region for Friday and this is not going to stick around very long. The overall pattern looks to trend much milder than normal through the rest of the month. It’s also a pattern looking much wetter and stormier.

Speaking or storms, the new Kentucky Weather Podcast features a lot of severe weather talk…

Now, let’s talk a little about the winter weather rolling in for Friday. A Winter Weather Advisory is out for far southeastern Kentucky and only includes Harlan and Letcher Counties. As our front moves through this evening, cold northwest winds blow behind it. That will cause snow showers and flurries for much of central and eastern Kentucky.

Light accumulations are possible in the east and, especially southeast. A few inches may fall along the Virginia border counties. I can’t rule out some hit and run coatings all the way back into central Kentucky.

The better weather quickly returns for the weekend with sunny skies taking over. Temps hit 50 Saturday with 60-65 for Sunday!

That kicks off a VERY mild pattern. Check out the average 7 temp anomalies from the Euro for next week…

That warm pattern also turns stormy with rounds of showers and storms targeting the region. Rainfall during that time could become an issue…

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GFS

This looks like the dominant pattern of the spring… Warm and stormy.

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Time posted: 12:06 pm

A Touch Of Winter Friday

Good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the quick hitting shot of winter weather coming in later tonight and Friday. The longer range for the weekend continues to look great, with a warm and stormy pattern next week.

Let’s start with a cold front dropping in tonight. This may spawn a gusty band of showers and it works through here…

As the cold air surges in behind our front, winter weather shows up late tonight into Friday. Rounds of flurries and snow showers will be likely on that strong northwest wind. Small accumulations will be possible across the east, and especially the southeast.

Hi Res NAM…

GFS

The weekend looks amazing with 50 for Saturday and the 60s for Sunday. Both days feature quite a bit of sunshine. Beyond that, next week looks warm and stormy. These storms may be strong and put down heavy rains. The GFS rain numbers through this time…

Folks, it can get VERY warm and stormy over the next few weeks.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm then again on KWC this evening.

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:25 am

A Quick Shot Of Winter

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s another windy and fairly mild day, but a cold front looks to take care of that later tonight. That will bring a shot of cold air in here for Friday and it could even bring some flakes across the eastern half of the state. This will be followed by a milder pattern for the weekend, with more wet weather next week.

5 years ago today, we were still getting slammed by the second of back to back historic snowstorms. Take a trip down memory lane…

The Day Before The Big Storm

Time To Get Excited

Today finds a mix of sun and clouds with temps making a run at 60 once again. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted as winds increase ahead of our evening front. There may be a broken line of showers along this front, especially across central and eastern Kentucky.

Here’s regional radar…

A strong northwest flow sets up behind this front late tonight into Friday. That’s likely to crank out some flurries and snow showers across central and eastern Kentucky. We may even see some light accumulations in the east with a lot of snow falling across the high ground of the West Virginia mountains…

Saturday looks much better with a cold start and better afternoon. Temps make a run at the low 50s with a mostly sunny sky. Sunday looks even better with highs reaching the 60s with more sunshine. Overall, the weather looks awesome!

Rain and some thunderstorms work back in here by Monday, setting us up with another pretty wet looking setup. It’s also a milder than normal look, too.

The GFS rain numbers for the next 2 weeks…

As mentioned, temps average above normal during this time. Check out the 7 day temp anomalies for next week from the GFS Ensembles…

The 7 day anomaly average for the following week is even warmer…

That’s a warm and stormy pattern taking for much of March.

I will update things later today. Until then, make it a good one and take care.

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