Monday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. The sun is FINALLY back for much of the bluegrass state, but it’s all eyes on another big time storm system moving our way later this week. This one brings a lot of rain and wind to the region, with the potential for some backlash snows as it moves by.

  • The timeline on this storm is Thursday through early Saturday
  • This storm system is massive in coverage and may impact every state east of the Mississippi River
  • Rain and wind are likely across Kentucky Thursday into the first half of Friday.
  • Rainfall amounts of 1″-3″ appear to be a good bet, especially across central and eastern Kentucky. This may cause flooding issues to develop.
  • Colder air may get pulled in behind the departing low, setting up a band of rain and snow that ends as snow late Friday through Saturday morning. I’m not totally sold on this possibility, but I like the chances a little more than I did yesterday.

Let’s check on the latest computer models to see what they are offering up. The GFS is similar to prior runs and does show some wraparound snows before this system moves away…

These rain totals would be enough to cause some, at least, local high water issues again…

The Canadian Model is finally consolidating the lows into one main storm. In turn, it’s seeing the wrap around snow potential…

The Icon is similar to the above models…

I’ll hook you up with an evening update. Make it a good one and take care.

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8 Responses to Monday Afternoon Update

  1. Matt says:

    May have to get a boat if this keeps up.. got a pond growing in the backyard.

  2. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Winter hasn’t even started, so I refuse to give up on it early. Que sera, sera.

    • BubbaG says:

      Our luck is more rain and then January with a supersoaked water table, heavy snow and ice event to knock a lot of poles and trees down. No powah’ for days.

  3. Mike S says:

    In addition to Lexington and Frankfort, Jackson has made the list of Wettest Year Ever despite its mere 37-year climatological record.

    Louisville, you’re next. Only 1.74″ away from tying the 2011 mark.

  4. Rodger Dodger says:

    Oh boy! Reduced to hoping for wraparound flurries. Rodger would laugh if it wasn’t so sad. Rodger in Dodger

  5. Cold-Rain says:

    Looking more and more likely were gonna have to wait until mid Jan. for a better pattern for snow..MJO in a bad phase along with SOI index in positive numbers which is kind of unusual for a El-Niño..Believe it was 6.7 when I looked this morning..Hopefully things start turning at some point..

  6. Russell says:

    Again looks like wky will miss out on any snow….guess well have to hope Jan delivers

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