Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. A round of showers and storms continues to press to quickly to our east, with another round due in town for Wednesday. All of this is ahead of a winter pattern finally settling into the region this weekend. That looks to lock in for a while.

Our leftover showers are moving away from the east, here are your radars to follow the action…

Our next front moves in for Wednesday, producing scattered showers and storms. The SPC is one again highlighting the southern and southeastern parts of the state for the potential for a few storms…

Colder air comes into play for Thursday and Friday ahead of our weekend system. This cold air may hang tough enough for the precipitation to begin as some frozen stuff. That would go over to gusty showers with an embedded rumble of thunder ahead of our front. As the front goes through, temps crash and we watch for a little bit of snow on the backside…



That’s some very cold air coming in behind it, with the next system coming in with a snow threat early next week. The Ensembles have been showing these cold blasts very well and the operational models are on board…

I’ll see you again this evening for another update. Make it a good one and take care.

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12 Responses to Tuesday Afternoon Update

  1. Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

    Maybe we will see the return of the “clipper.”
    I have not seen any clipper event in three years here in Louisville.

    • Rodger in Dodger says:

      In the “old days” clippers were a nice consolation “prize” for snow lovers when big snows would miss us to the south or north. Rodger remembers a clipper that dropped 3″ in Owensboro in about 1993. But he can’t remember a clipper with decent snow in a long time. In fact, “clippers” in recent memory have a warm side with rain as likely as snow. 🙁 Rodger in Dodger

      • Schroeder says:

        Clippers are only 50% of the storm. The cold upper level lows that carry the negative charge. The surface lows form on the Subtropical Jet Stream and carry the positive charge the two have to phase to make a major snowstorm and the lows tract must be to our east. Very seldom happens anymore.

    • Schroeder says:

      You would want that clipper to ” team up ” with the Subtropical Jet over the southern Rocky Mountains to form a real snowstorm for the Ohio Valley.

      • Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

        That doesn’t occur often.
        I have seen some over performing Clippers during my lifetime.
        Desperate times calls for desperate dreaming.

    • Terry says:

      Clippers and a true NW or NNW Lake Effect setup have all but been dead since at least the mid 2010s, especially in SE KY which has helped bring a many of lack luster snow seasons to around average many times over the years past, not so in recent years 🙁

  2. Jimbo says:

    In the rare event a Clipper does occur in my area. It almost always warms up in advance and rains then I get a few of the dreaded backside flurries. Northwest flow systems and lake effect have disappeared too. I guess the southeast ridge dominates everything anymore.

  3. Andy Rose says:

    Temps made it to 60 today despite no sun

  4. Terry says:

    I can’t believe I am saying this, but next week looks dreadfully dry. Looks like it finally gets cold enough for more than two consecutive days since November and bone dry next week until late next weekend 🙁

  5. Ruth says:

    NWS forecasted some snow showers this weekend. Whatever precip falls, if any at all, will turn icy. According to a local met, next week, highs are in the 20’s and lows in the teens. If only we could get some snow with that. We shall see!

  6. AC says:

    In Kentucky, it’s almost always warm and wet or dry and cold.
    Go figure.
    Now ranked as worst state to retire….
    Prospects for moving out of state are going up.

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