Thursday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the upcoming winter weather potential across our part of the world. We have two chances to see some flakes over the next week, with the main potential coming later Monday and Tuesday.

The first item up for bids is Friday evening flurry maker. This comes in behind a rain system moving in later tonight and Friday. Northwesterly winds and a weak disturbance will combine to help spit out some snowflakes from later Friday evening into Saturday morning.

The Hi Res NAM continues to show a few out and out snow showers…

Temps by Saturday morning are deep in the 20s with wind chills in the teens. Highs only reach the 30s, but it feels like the 20s all day long.

The next storm system is a much stronger one that develops across the deep south and rolls up the east coast. This happens as arctic air moves in from Canada and that’s usually a recipe for a healthy snow to the west of the track of the low. But, exactly where does that low track? That’s the crucial factor in how much snow, if any, we get in Kentucky.

The GFS continues to favor a track that brings snow to much of central and eastern Kentucky…

The Canadian Model is farther west with the track of the low and actually develops a secondary low along the boundary into Wednesday…

The chance for accumulating snow is on the table for early next week, but that’s about all I can tell you at the moment. With the amount of cold air coming in, IF we can get snow on the ground, record cold temps would be possible. IF being the key word. 🙂

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and will throw another update at ya this evening. Make it a good  one and take care.


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5 Responses to Thursday Afternoon Update

  1. Virgil E says:

    Glad Im going to Orange Beach Alabama later next week!

  2. Jeff says:

    I could handle a little early season snow!

  3. Coffeelady says:

    thanks Chris. Me too Keff! Me too!

  4. Cold-Rain says:

    This could never happen this early could it..Parts of Va gets the smack down..
    https://weather.us/model-charts/euro/virginia/snow-depth-in/20181117-0000z.html

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