Watching The Late Easter Sunday Snow Threat

Good Friday afternoon, folks. As our current system slowly pulls way from the region, we start to focus on the active Easter Weekend that’s kicking off. It’s a weekend that will bring everything from nice weather, to showers, to rain, and a period of snow. That sounds about right, this spring.

Today’s chilly showers are slowly working away from the north and east…

Saturday is nice and mild during the day, but showers arrive by evening as a cold front drops in. That front will then put the brakes on across the southern half of the state on Easter Sunday. We will get several dry hours during the day, but a wave of low pressure puts a quick end to that later in the day.

That low will bring rain and a swath of snow across the state through Sunday night…

That can drop some light accumulations across the northern half of the state and that ain’t no foolin’. Here’s the latest GFS snow map…

The NAM is now seeing the same thing…

If anything sticks, it’s likely to be on grassy and elevated surfaces.

That system moves away quickly Sunday night and early Monday, with temps surging behind it. We hit the 50s on Monday, with readings that can reach the low 70s by Tuesday. This is ahead of a VERY strong cold front marching into our region Tuesday night. That may bring high winds and a line of strong storms through here…

Temps drop big timeย behind this front, as cold air floods back in.

The pattern next weekend has a very interesting look to it, with winter air controlling much of the country, and an active jet stream. Don’t be surprised if we are tracking a huge storm system into our part of the world.

I probably won’t be able to post this evening, but will have a full update later tonight.

Make it a good one and take are.

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13 Responses to Watching The Late Easter Sunday Snow Threat

  1. Terry says:

    I am definitely glad to live in the southern half of the state this spring as we have stayed out of the recurrent late snow messes…lolโ˜บ

    • Jimbo says:

      First let me say, I don’t like Spring snows. And I don’t live near as far south as you do and I haven’t had to deal with any Winter type messes. I have recently noticed that the models and national weather sites have finally picked up on how difficult it is to get accumulating snows into the tri-state area. Virtually every map now leaves the area from Ashland to east of Huntington void of any snow. At any rate, have a great Summer, Terry and all of my fellow bloggers.

      • Jeff Hamlin says:

        You too, Jimbo. Don’t have too much fun! ๐Ÿ˜›

      • MarkLex says:

        Wait – wasn’t the time Chris spent in Huntington really snowy? I could be wrong but I feel like I remember you guys getting lots of snow and we got nothing in or around Lexington.

        • Jimbo says:

          Last real snowy Winter was back in 2009/2010. He might have been here then, don’t remember. Ours are few and far between. Before 2009/10, you have to go back to 1996. We did have that one 12 inch snow 2016 but that was it for the year. Even those big ones Lexington got late in 2015, they were more than our typical inch or less but much less than your 12 to 18 inches. On the order of 7 to 8 inches.

  2. Virgil says:

    Chris, I say in light of everything going on, You should go protest Mother Nature by refusing to blog post until she stops messing around.

    • Jeff Hamlin says:

      #TrueSpringIsAPromise ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • BubbaG says:

        At least south of KY river ๐Ÿ™‚

      • C-BIV says:

        You do realize that every single MET is saying overall below normal for April…that’s not being ignorant, just factual. You have been talking about the models are wrong the models are wrong for so long now, and it just isn’t happening. We are going to get our warm days, but they won’t be true spring, only a mere tease. Good luck with #truespringisapromise.

        • Jeff Hamlin says:

          When I said ignorant, I was referring to your false comment about me, not about meteorologists. I also never said that the models were wrong. On top of that, I was merely having a bit of fun with Virgil with that hashtag. Stop making false characterizations of me and what I say.

  3. BubbaG says:

    The threat seems so far north, that almost not even a CB demographic, but more for Cincinnati ๐Ÿ™‚ Kind of like how they call the airport there- Cincinnati Airport ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Todd says:

    If it snows in April, that will be 6 months in a row of at least a trace of snow in all those months!

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