Updating A Busy Week Ahead

Good afternoon, everyone. Gorgeous weather continues across the bluegrass state as we get ready to a wild weather ride for the week ahead. Heavy rains, thunderstorms, near record temps, snow and a big temperature crash are on the way.

I’ve been setting the stage for this for a while now. A cold front moves in and hangs around, allowing areas of low pressure to work along the boundary. There is one heck of a temperature gradient showing up with this setup and that will help fuel a lot f precipitation.

The computer model 7 day rainfall numbers are very concerning…

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New GFS

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Flooding is certainly a possibility in the week ahead and I can’t even rule out a few strong or severe thunderstorms. Those big thunderstorms may actually come just a few hours before we see some snow. Watch this dramatic temperature drop from Thursday through Friday night…

Watch the transition to some snow in the process…

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New GFS

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The action doesn’t stop there. Two more potent storm systems then roll our way late next weekend into early the following week…

This is one energetic pattern that will deliver a ton of precipitation in our region for the foreseeable future. With a pattern that is likely to turn VERY cold again, that will likely include snows deep into March.

I will be on WKYT-TV tonight after the Super Bowl. You can check in with me then or later tonight on KWC. Make it a good one and take care.


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24 Responses to Updating A Busy Week Ahead

  1. BengalFan says:

    Today’s temp is just crazy!!!!

    I guess I really don’t believe we will see much snow in the future..again all I see is 99% green(rain) and 1% blue (snow)

    Can’t we come up with some kind of name similar to how we name the “Polar Vortex”. Because these temps we’ll be lasting a lot longer(6 days) than the Cold temps we had for 3 days last week.

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Guess I’m going to be wearing boots all week whether it is snowing or raining. But today has been gorgeous! Gives one spring fever, which is cruel when it’s barely February. May as well enjoy what we get. Not good when you have a daughter and two granddaughters with the flu though. Have a good evening everyone.

  3. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Oh and GO RAMS!

  4. Mick says:

    Chris,
    Is that snows deep into March or deep Snows in March? 🙂

  5. Jared from Letcher County says:

    NWS forecast high of 77 for Thursday. Reminds me of the 80 degree temperatures we also had here last February.

    • Jimbo says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me to see a 90 degree temp in March if not sooner. If it doesn’t happen this year, I don’t think we will have to wait too long into the future.

  6. Winterlover says:

    Not so fast people ole man winter has other ideas. Enjoy it while we got it!

  7. Prelude says:

    That’s the typical over 300 hrs out GFS phantom snowstorm for snow lovers in Kentucky.

  8. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Like the models and snow, the Rams let me down, haha! *rim shot* 😉

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