Thursday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a nice looking, but seasonally chilly day in the bluegrass state as we focus on the weekend system. This will bring another round of high winds before unleashing arctic air that takes us into early next week.

Clouds will increase tonight and Friday, but precipitation holds off until Friday evening. With cold air in place, there’s still a chance for a brief period of frozen stuff on the leading edge of this. The GFS is seeing some hit and run winter precip before rain takes over…

Snow

Sleet

Freezing Rain

That really shouldn’t amount to much, if anything. Temps rise all night and into Saturday morning as gusty southwest winds boost temps into the 50s by midday Saturday. As the front slams in late in the afternoon, temps will crash. In between all this comes a nice line of gusty showers and maybe a rumble of thunder…

High wind action will be possible with this setup. Winds may very well gust to 50mph or a little greater at times Saturday.

Check out these gusts…

NAM

Hi Res NAM

Temps reach the upper teens and low 20s by Sunday morning and stay in the 20s on Sunday. Temps then bottom out around 10 by Monday morning…

Gusty winds will make it feel MUCH colder during the entire time, with wind chills possibly hitting zero or below by Monday morning…

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


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4 Responses to Thursday Afternoon Update

  1. Prelude says:

    Cold and dry for 4 days starting on Sunday and then turning mild and wet after that going into next weekend. Its looking more and more like a snowless January times a ticking for the snow lovers.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Yeah, very sad for us snow lovers.

    • Debbie says:

      I don’t know….something tells me next month might be a booger? All we can do is wait and see what pans out for us, Schroeder. Lots of cardinals and a very friendly red-bellied woodpecker are invading us the past week or so, and it’s been my past experience that when they start gathering in abundance and not letting human(or canine, at my house)interaction bother them, something is “up” with cold and snowy wx. Keep the faith!

      • Terry says:

        Well, the PV is trying to break down and that super cold air in Alaska and North Canada has to go somewhere….doesn’t mean it will be the east US, but some significant cold will affect the US in February IF THE PV breaks down, hopefully the west US and Upper Midwest don’t hog it like the past 3 years, LOL. Looks possible but our current pattern isn’t great for the east yet…need to change some things up still by February for the cold to take over.

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