Friday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We have one of the colder mid-March patterns we have seen in a long time. It’s a setup that’s pretty darn ugly and one that will also bring some snow chances our way.

So about that light snow maker for parts of the region this weekend… It’s rather wimpy. Southern Kentucky still has the chance to see some light accumulations, but nothing more. Farther north, maybe a few flakes will try to fly late Saturday.

Earlier this week, I talked about three scenarios with this upcoming system. One was the cold crushing the storm system to our south and that’s exactly what is happening. This system will bring more snow (by far) to Tennessee and the Carolinas than what we get in Kentucky. That’s happened a few times this winter.

Hard freezes are likely this weekend with lows dropping into the upper teens and low 20s. Highs on Saturday will be in the 30s with upper 30s and low 40s by Sunday.

This takes us into our next potential winter weather maker for early next week. The setup is likely to form a major winter storm along the east coast…

That’s a monster showing up on the European Model. It also shows up on the GFS…

That setup can bring snow to our region from Monday night through Tuesday night, especially as northwesterly winds kick in.

The cold associated with this storm is ugly. The teens get all the way into north Georgia…

I would love to say we snap out of this pattern and go back to nice weather, but that doesn’t look to be the case. Additional ugly weather shows up late next week into the following weekend…

All cold and no spring makes Chris a dull weatherboy. 🙁 What movie am I using for that quote? Correct answers get a lifetime of free weather blog posts. 🙂

Enjoy the evening and take care.


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7 Responses to Friday Evening Update

  1. Michael Carson says:

    The weekend we spring forward, mother nature steps in; and says; “I don’t think so Tim”!

  2. C in BG says:

    The shining. Do I get free blog posts forever!?

  3. BubbaG says:

    I notice the system next will be a monster along the east coast, but somehow folks will selectively read CB’s post and say CB said a monster storm for Kentucky. 😉

  4. Rich says:

    I hope we get a foot of snow next week! Just dreaming, it will never happen.

  5. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Just an above-average hiccup as we head towards spring. I see this cold as a balancing act for temps as another poster previously stated.

  6. AC says:

    We’re lucky to have the balancing act in March instead of January and February like it was last year and the year before. Below zero temps are (not) for the birds.

    Looks like a dud for snow, though. Maybe we can scratch up 3 or 4″ somewhere before we close it out……but that’s an outside chance.

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