Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

Time posted: 2:09 am

Historic May Pattern Ahead

Good Wednesday, everyone. The pattern we are entering into pattern that’s about as extreme as I’ve ever seen for any time of year. The setup from Friday through early next week is straight out of winter and it has the potential to bring us some of the coldest temps ever recorded in the month of May. There’s even an outside chance for some snow with the Friday system.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward.

Leftover showers will be around, especially early on…

I’m wondering if Big Black Mountain can see a few flakes out of this today. Hmmm

Highs today are mainly in the 50s as skies try to brighten from northwest to southeast. This clearing sky will set the stage for some patchy frost tonight across central and eastern Kentucky as temps hit the 30s.

Thursday afternoon is pretty good with a mix of sun and clouds and temps in the 60-65 degree range.

Friday finds and interesting storm system rolling from west to east across the lower Ohio Valley. This has quite a bit of cold air to work with as it dives in behind our low. For the most part, this looks like a very cold rain around here, but there is the chance for a quick drop in temps on the northern and western edge of the low. That shows up well on the NAM…

Check out the swath of snow showing up on that same run of the NAM…

The GFS is very similar…

Whether it turns out to be like that or just few flakes… Any kind of flake action that shows up in May is historic.

The Euro isn’t as excited about the flake chance as it’s American model friends…

Friday night has then turns clear and absolutely frigid. Saturday morning has a real chance to become the coldest May morning on record for many areas. Lows can drop deep into the 20s…

Agricultural interests may take a massive hit from this hard freeze and another freeze that may follow that up Sunday morning.

After one more shot of cold coming in late Monday and Tuesday, we look to come out of this mess pretty quickly. Highs by next Thursday may reach the upper 70s and low 80s…

I will have another update coming your way later today. Until then, make it a great day and take care.

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