A Winter Looking Pattern Ahead

Good Tuesday, everyone. Election Day is off and running with a weak cold front dropping in and bringing a few showers. Those showers won’t stick around very long and our focus then shifts to some big time cold fronts with one arriving late Thursday and another late Sunday. There’s a lot of cold air on the way, my friends.

Let’s begin with our Election Day and roll forward. A few showers will be around early today, but not everyone gets in on the action. The rain will quickly taper off with mainly dry skies taking over by late morning and early afternoon. Here is your regional radar…

Wednesday looks really good with temps likely heading toward 60 or a little bit better. That gives us a really nice day, so soak it up.

Things change quickly Thursday as rain moves in here ahead of the next cold front. That front will have a wave of low pressure along it, bringing fairly widespread rain with it. Temps will then crash from north to south late Thursday with a few flakes of snow showing up for some…

That sets the stage for a frigid Friday as temps start in the low and middle 20s for many, with some upper teens possible in the cold valleys. Wind chills will also be way down there…

High temps may not get out of the 30s for many on Friday.

There’s a sneaky upper level system showing up in our northwesterly flow and this could bring additional flakes in here Friday night or Saturday morning. Here’s the upper level disturbance I’m talking about…

This brings us to our arctic front arriving late Sunday into Monday. This may have a band of showers ahead of it, but much of the precipitation looks to happen in the cold air behind it…

That could be a band of light accumulating snow for some areas…

That could even open up the lakes to add a few flakes into the arctic winds. The temps look brutal for this time of year. Highs from Monday through Wednesday may not get above the freezing mark. Lows by Tuesday and Wednesday mornings may approach record lows and reach the low and middle teens.

Gusty winds would make it feel much colder…

I’ll have updates later today, so check back. Have a good one and take care.

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8 Responses to A Winter Looking Pattern Ahead

  1. BH says:

    Well maybe we’ll have winter early this year and it will warm up sooner when spring gets close. I’ve seen winters where we had early snows and then winter turned mild and was a muddy mess the rest of the year.

    • MarkLex says:

      I was thinking this too. But it doesn’t happen all the time. Some winters can start early and stay cold until spring, while other winters that start early, then basically warm up after Dec is over for the rest of winter. Other winters start early, then warm up, then end cold, so cold start, warm middle, cold end. But the way extremes are now, who knows?

      • BH says:

        That true of what your saying. I like it when we have are cold and snow in December, January and February. By then I’m ready for spring and warmer weather.

  2. Cold-Rain says:

    Kind of resembles last year..Cold started early with a big snow in N.C…Then we all know what happened the rest of winter..

  3. Rex says:

    Love ur blog for many years now. But I’m not liking the message! Haha

  4. Mike S says:

    Taking on a similar look to November 2014 for Louisville and Lexington

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