Some Wednesday Midday Thoughts

Good afternoon, folks. After a frigid morning, the sun is helping boost temps into the 30s this afternoon. As we roll ahead, we are dealing with a very active setup later this week through next week. It’s one that will likely bring all forms of precipitation to Kentucky.

Let me start things out by saying I know KWC is having some issues and I’m working to get those resolved. If you’re a web person in the Lexington area and would like to help out, feel free to reach out to me at chris.bailey@wkyt.com . I’m looking for someone to give the current site a tuneup to fix the issues, while doing a redesign at the same time. Hit me up and I’ll give you my thoughts on it.

In terms of the weather, things pick up late Thursday night into early Friday as a system moves in from the south. This will bring rain in here on Friday and this could begin as a touch of freezing rain, especially in the valleys. That system then turns into a big storm along the east coast as a weaker system moves in here from the northwest on Saturday. That would bring rain and some snow through Saturday night.

Here’s how the GFS is seeing this…

A bigger system will quickly follow that up from Sunday afternoon through early next week. This should bring all modes of precipitation to the bluegrass state and looks like an Ohio Valley winter storm.

The GFS continues to be on an island in how it handles this system…

The low is likely to be much more west to east compared to what the GFS shows. This looks like a setup where one low runs toward West Virginia or the southern Appalachian Mountains, with another low forming just east of it. The Canadian is trying to show this. Here’s what that model looks like with the weekend system and the one following it…

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


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16 Responses to Some Wednesday Midday Thoughts

  1. Coreyfromtheky says:

    I do not like the pink on the maps…I’d rather have a cold rain. I was working in fayetteville WV last night and it was absolutely pouring the snow. It was nice to see, but as soon as I got back into the tristate area, it was gone

  2. BengalFan says:

    Tell me if I’m wrong, but what I see is 85% rain, 5% ice/freezing rain and 10%snow. Man o man, why couldn’t it be 85% snow!!!!! I guess that’s why they now call it “wintery” weather.

    • BubbaG says:

      Guessing similar: 90% rain and 10% frozen stuff. IE, not much snow at all, but lots of cold rain. More model minutia 🙂

  3. Illinois Mike says:

    Here’s hoping the GFS is right… if it is, that means a major snowstorm for the Chicago area next Tuesday.

    So far here in the SW suburbs of Chicago, we have received only 5 1/2 inches of snow so far this season, and just about all of that fell from October 30th – November 11th, so we’re overdue.

    Heck, some of you guys in SE Kentucky are not too far behind us in seasonal snowfall with the snow you got last night, so hopefully it’s our turn for the snow up here now 🙂

  4. Jimbo says:

    My local forecast in the tri-state has rain Friday thru next Tuesday. Temperatures from 45 to 50. I shouldn’t be surprised, the NWS usually never predicts just snow more than two days out. Anything over that is always noted as a mix or turning to rain.

  5. Mr.Peabody says:

    Where have you been.Could get real interesting with an active Stj.Just in time for Christmas.Sure hope it’s right.In case some don’t know a nice -NAO.

  6. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    In the end, it will basically be a rain maker.
    Another cold rain event.
    With a touch of festive flakes at the end.

  7. Andy Rose says:

    Currently sitting at 42 degrees at my location

  8. Russell says:

    WKY WKY will we get any this time….

  9. BubbaG says:

    Looks like since the models posted at 2AM that were showing rain, snow and ice, are now showing rain. Better than ice, so call it a win, or least of evils.

  10. Mark says:

    12Z Euro is a bit more south than the Canadian and shows a swath of 3-6 inches of snow across northern-central KY. Since this system is still 5 days out, who knows how many wild swings will occur with the models, but as of right now, the GFS and Euro couldn’t be anymore far apart if they tried.

  11. MarkLex says:

    at around 3:45pm, I had to jump through hoops to get to this site. First, I tried one laptop……..said DNS error, then the fake adobe flash screen pops up…….same on 2nd laptop……then on my phone, the site works at first but then everything quickly “shades out” and an install tab wants you to install something. I notice it’s sporadic because I can sometimes visit the site with no problems.

    • Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

      Use your cell phone.
      Follow Chris on Twitter.
      He has a link to his website.

      • MarkLex says:

        Since it looked like a DNS issue I went to wifi adapter and noticed the DNS #’s were whacked, so I changed them and now everything seems to work.

        • Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

          Oh technology! My direct tv died last nite.
          The service tech. will not be at my house until tomorrow evening.

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