Wrapping Up The Weekend

Good evening, folks. Here’s hoping each of you have had a wonderful weekend! We’re putting the wraps on the weekend winter storm with freezing drizzle and some light snow falling in many areas. All of this is kicking off a monster second half of winter across much of the country.

Some slick spots will likely develop overnight as light freezing drizzle and very light snow continues to fall. Keep that in mind if you’re gonna be travelling into early Monday. Here’s your regional radar…

Some areas of light snow and flurries may actually take us all the way through Monday in many areas. Low-level moisture is trapped and can spit out some more flakes or freezing drizzle.

Our next weather system moves in on Thursday and is mostly a cold rain maker for many. That will drag some cold air into the region behind it and that’s going to impact the weekend winter storm potential. Winter weather lovers want that Thursday system to be stronger so it can tug down the cold air behind it. If you don’t want winter weather, hope that’s a super weak system.

The European Model has been showing a stronger lead low on Thursday, bringing more cold air for the weekend setup. The late day GFS is doing the same thing…

That’s arctic air behind that mess. If we can manage to get snow or ice on the ground, look out…

The new version of the GFS brings all modes of precipitation…

Again, the weekend setup may bring rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow to our region. There really isn’t anything else that can be said, beyond that. 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.

 


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14 Responses to Wrapping Up The Weekend

  1. Russell says:

    Snow….MIA…rain train returns to WKY

    • Jimbo says:

      And the rain train rolls on across Kentucky into WV.

      • Jeff Hamlin says:

        False

        • Jimbo says:

          Ok here goes, I am not going to get into a back and forth with you. Chris’ blog is not for or about that. I think you try to bait people into responses with smart aleck comments and one word rebukes. This will be my first and last reply to you. From this point on I leave you…….Alone and ignored. Now with said, I have followed Chris’ blog since his WSAZ days. I find it educational and informative and enjoy reading most folks comments about their thoughts and observations. A shoutout to Terry, BubbaG and Jim.B for great comments.

  2. Melva says:

    I’ve given up on following the models days out because it usually ends up being a let down. I’ll just wait until the day before to see what’s going to happen, lol.

    Sure is fun to track though.

    • BubbaG says:

      100% this. Them there models have been fools gold for Kentucky snow so far, but they tend to not be that off with ice. If they lean ice tomorrow night, we might be like 2009 later this week. Lots of ice with a topping of snow.

      • BubbaG says:

        On the selfish side I would not mind if like 2003, since Richmond did not get ice accumulation. North of Kentucky river got nailed by that. It was like a light switch, either side of Clays Ferry bridge.

      • Bjenks says:

        I am with you BubbaG! Ice on a model is never good. I guess because it is rain in theory. Just gonna be falling on frozen ground. LOL I see 2009 as well.

      • Jeff Hamlin says:

        100% not this.

  3. Ruth says:

    Please no 2009 repeat! We lost electricity for 5 days.

  4. Jessica says:

    If this storm doesnt hit Im giving up!
    What happened? It NEVER snows in ky anymore!!!! Have we been put in a bubble?? Lol

  5. Dr wx says:

    I remember the 93 and 03 ice storms well like fourth of July with the blue green transformer explosions and the sound of ” snap “then “crash” of the tree limbs. Out of power for 7 days here in Lex…. come to think of it rain ain’t so bad!

  6. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Enjoy your time off. From the way you are talking, you may need some rest!

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