Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. Several inches of snow fell overnight and early this morning into parts of northern Kentucky and now comes one last round of light stuff. This may cause some slick spots to develop on area roads later tonight and early Monday.

From there, it’s a pattern locked and loaded for an extreme looking setup for much of the country, including another big storm next weekend. I’ll get that in a bit.

Let’s start with what’s happening out there for the rest of our Sunday. One more weak disturbance crosses the state from west to east. Temps will be dropping with this as light snow and some freezing drizzle shows up…

This isn’t  much in terms of snow, but it may combine with freezing drizzle to slicken up many roads, especially tonight when temps hit the 20s.

Seasonally cold temps are with us over the next few days, then a quick hitting system zips across the state by Thursday. That looks like a mainly rain maker, but it may be close…

Our weekend storm system continues to look like a monster system, capable of producing all modes of precipitation across the bluegrass state. The European Model from WeatherBell continues to look like February 2003 storm that hammered Kentucky…

Here’s hoping the European is wrong on all fronts because it’s cranking out a ton of precipitation…

Freezing Rain



That’s a lot of arctic air coming in with this storm system. For areas having snow and ice on the ground, the numbers may tank. The European temps…

The GFS is more progressive with this system and spits out less precipitation…

That would be basically rain to snow with bitter cold coming in. The GFS suggests temps go from the 50s to near zero in roughly 24 hours…

Another system tries to follow that up a few days later…

Rounds of arctic air keep diving into the country as our southern stream remains active…

This pattern is how legends are made.

I will have another update this evening, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.


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19 Responses to Sunday Afternoon Update

  1. Sherrie Anne says:

    I would much rather have a foot of snow over any freezing rain!

    • TennMark says:

      Some of our veteran neighbors still have bad memories of Nashville’s destructive 1994 ice storm. As much as my wife likes winter, even she doesn’t want ice for as a girl in southern Kentucky she experienced the same 1994 ice that left them without power/heat for days.

  2. Jimbo says:

    I definitely believe the projected rain totals will verify. Beyond that ??

  3. BengalFan says:

    I hate this but the actual Legends are the Patriots! Good grief, all they do is win and win some more.
    This fall and winter so far for Most of KY the Legend is rain.
    Chris you really are laying it out there to get all of us winter lovers excited. Law of averages would say we get some big time cold and a lot of snow to catch us up to get back to a average winter. But I just CANT and WONT get excited a week out!!!!!

  4. Russell says:

    Hoping for snow this time… and a patriot loss

  5. Jeff Hamlin says:

    I stand with real mets who know what they talk about. Thanks CB.

  6. Drew says:

    What parts of the state will have the freezing drizzle that Chris is referring to in his tweet?

  7. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. You are just full of good news, aren’t ya? It would be better if the words ‘freezing rain’ and plain old rain weren’t in it. Just a good old school snowstorm is what I hope for. Guess we will see how it all progresses. Have a good Sunday evening all.

  8. feederband says:

    If only the 18z GFS would verify.

  9. LoriAnnTheLibrarian says:

    This chick needs a snow week! No more rain and NO freezing rain, just a foot of snow.

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