Upper Low Moves Through

Good Saturday, folks. Rounds of heavy rain continue to roll across the state as big upper level low spins across the region. This means more ugly weather through the weekend, with bigger changes on the way as we head into next week. Those changes may include some winter weather returning by late week.

Before we get to that, let me invite you guys to come see me and my WKYT family  from noon until 2pm today at Fayette Mall…

We will be ringing the bell for The Salvation Army. Put some money in the Kettle and we will hook you up with a #WKYTRulesWinter ruler. Haters are welcome, as well. I promise you guys will actually like me in person. 🙂

Ok, back to weather. Rounds of rain continue to sweep across the region and can put down another inch or two in some areas. This could cause a few local high water issues to develop, especially if we can pop a few more thunderstorms…

Leftover showers hang around into Sunday as the low works to our east. Temps come back down to seasonally chilly levels that last into early next week. A brief spike in the numbers takes place on Wednesday ahead of our next storm system.

This system is looking more and more interesting as we get closer. Some of the models are developing another big storm across the eastern part of the country. Unlike the current one, this one should have some cold air to tap.

The GFS is really wrapping this storm up with rain to snow from Thursday through Saturday…

The new version of the GFS is also bombing this storm out, but is a bit farther east…

The Icon isn’t quite as strong, but is singing a similar tune…

The European Model also has a big storm system…

Another system tries to follow all that up by Sunday into Christmas Eve. The GFS has a nice look for winter lovers…


The Canadian Model has the same general idea with the late week system, but has more of a cold front passing through by Sunday…

I will hook you up with updates later today. Have a good one and take care.

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16 Responses to Upper Low Moves Through

  1. SouthernWVaWildcat says:

    We desperately need a week or two of nothing but sunshine. Sadly, that doesn’t look like it will happen checking this and other forecasts for next upcoming weekend.. Looks like next weekend will be yet another weekend of watching the creeks. II am sick of it. I can’t wait for 2018 to be over, especially where the weather is concerned.

    It’s always on the weekend too, and if you knew my personal situation, that would be by far the worst possible time for flooding to occur.

    And once again, according to the latest models I’ve seen, Virginia and the Carolinas will get blasted the worst.

    What a fun Christmas this would be, to be flooded out. Yippee. And I won’t be the only one either. Sad but true. Flood insurance premiums are currently through the roof right now price-wise as well.

    • Troy says:

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. Im actually rooting for dry weather more than snow at this point. You’re correct…2018 has been a miserable weather year.

    • BubbaG says:

      Two weeks dry = agreed. Perhaps some pretty snowglobe snow for Eve & Christmas, but that’s it 🙂

      • Prelude says:

        Personally I would like to have 80 degrees low humidity gentle sw breeze a few puffy fair weather clouds dotting the skies. I’ll be good with that.

  2. Cameron Fry says:

    If you want the warmth, the 12z EPS continues to be your friend. If accurate, a warm rest of the month looks likely.

  3. Jim B says:

    Anybody thinking we have seen this movie before?

  4. Dawnp007 says:

    It’s winter. I want snow. Give me the warm weather and sunshine in spring and summer. I’d much rather have snow than rain! Hoping and keeping fingers crossed for a beautiful, white Christmas.

    • Mike says:

      I agree – winter is for cold, and hopefully, snow. Spring and fall for “cool”, summer for the heat. Don’t want the cold, and hopefully, snow – you’re in the wrong state – move south…

  5. Mike S says:

    Frankfort has also set the wettest year for the 2nd time this decade. The top 3 wettest years have now all occurred since 2011 (2015 is #3 and now 2018).

  6. Bobt says:

    Like those above, I’m sick of the rain. I can’t remember a prolonged dry stretch this year. I know rain is good at times but we have saw so much this year it has turned into misery. I like snow but if the tradeoff is a bunch of rain events trying to get that one snow event then hoping for dry weather.

  7. BengalFan says:

    I guess no updates but tweets of been going out about next weekend and Christmas week snowy!

    To me that’s like saying the 2022 Cincinnati Bengals are going to be a really good football team …I guess we can dream and think big but it ain’t going to happen….new slogan,,”Don’t trust the models”

  8. Debbie says:

    Still not seeing model runs Chris posted……I can click on the black boxes and see them, but would rather not.

  9. mbc says:

    After last weekends bust I’ll just wait and see. I live in Letcher county and ventured over to Wise Virginia(25-30 miles from here) today. They still have snow piled up beside the road in places. I hate it when it’s “So close, yet so far away” LOL

    • Jimbo says:

      I am in WV and didn’t see a flake last weekend. I think I was about as close to it as you were without seeing anything. And I not likely to see any in the foreseeable future. It’s so bad here, all those Spring snows last March and April. I didn’t get any of them, just 34 degree rain.

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