Monday Afternoon Thoughts

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a gorgeous weather day across the region, making for a nice day off for your friendly weatherdude. Even though the day didn’t go as I planned, it was still good to enjoy some quiet time. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the nice weather because it goes downhill starting Tuesday.

That’s when another system moves our way with a few showers and thunderstorms. This will mainly impact southeastern Kentucky with the heaviest rain and even a strong storm. Showers may reach all the way into areas of the Interstate 64 corridor…

Another front sweeps in on Wednesday with gusty winds and a few showers sweeping across the region. Colder winds will blow in on Thursday, with a bigger system late Friday into Saturday. This one has a chance to start as a little wintry mix before a few showers and storms take over ahead of the front. Once the front goes through, we could see a few flakes as temps crash on Saturday…

GFS

EURO

Canadian

Notice how the Canadian has more of a front end winter weather chance on Friday. We shall see.

A very cold pattern then engulfs much of the country behind that system and it looks to lock in…

Here are the temperature departures from normal up close and personal…

Winter weather lovers should be liking the pattern ahead, even as it’s the time of year I’m usually turning my attention toward spring anyway.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.


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12 Responses to Monday Afternoon Thoughts

  1. Jen says:

    Where’s the snow?

  2. BengalFan says:

    Oh it will lock in until a low comes up and warms it up for rain!!!!

    Also as a Bengal fan this year of course I wanted him to win and then however it got to a point about halfway through the season when they had zero wins I honestly did not want them to win any games. I guess I’m that way this year with the weather. Really don’t want any snow wins now and bring on spring early I guess but I never say that but I think I feel that way this year. However it would be nice to have a spring without a lot of rain

    • BubbaG says:

      We were all saying the same thing until 2014/15 winter and then we got almost 40 inches of snow with just two events. Point being, it ain’t over till it’s over 😉

      • BubbaG says:

        That’s the winter when I realized the romance of big snow was gone, and all I got out of it was LOTS of shoveling.

        • Bobt says:

          I promise you we didn’t get 40 inches in Knox that year. Still not had a big snow since the 90s down here. Always one of the last areas to see rain/snow changeover.

          • Terry says:

            Harlan lucked up in 2015. No single storm reached over a foot like in the 1990s; however, we had back to back events with a frozen ground and briefly had over a foot total accumulation at the very end of February on the ground.

  3. Terry says:

    As Jim B always says, “If you see green, change the screen.: 🙂

    Of course the cold is not for this week, but there is really nothing on the table yet for snow this far out next week. At least it will be seasonable next week, but will there be any frozen precip?

    Flurries for Saturday night I guess will be a start since it has only frosted twice since Christmas, hard to get into the winter spirit when my palms are growing. The Windmill has a fully open up new frond with a second spear starting, all new growth since mid December!

  4. Bjenks says:

    So I really like fhe look of the next few weeks. Lots of cold pushing against a strong SE ridge keeps the lows, that do form, from pushing to far South. At least I hope so anyhow, because cold, dry and snow in Atlanta really stinks.

    • Terry says:

      Yeah, that was the result of January 2018, our last cold winter month. Cold and “drish” that month with almost zero snow, although I still reached average rainfall before we went on rainfall steroids for the rest of 2018.

  5. Jimbo says:

    My extended forecast has 30’s for highs from Sunday thru next Wednesday. But surprise!……dry. I suppose when another system shows up it will be back in the 40’s or 50’s with rain.

    • Terry says:

      We have t-showers breaking out in Harlan right now. Another day above 60 and storms….seems a lot like North FLORIDA has came to SE KY so far this winter. Only two nights in the 20s since mid December! Most days above 50 and lows above freezing, so far this winter, minus the one week in November (autumn).

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