All Eyes On The Late Week System

Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s another cold day across Kentucky, but our temps are beginning to climb out of the short-lived deep freeze. Looking down the road toward the end of the week into the weekend, we find another potent storm system ready to influence our weather.

Early morning snow showers continue across parts of the region, with some light accumulations, especially in the southeast. Temps today climb into the upper 20s north to middle 30s in the south. Winds will remain fairly gusty, keeping a wind chill going. The temps by the time we get into Wednesday will be closer to normal with a few clouds rolling into the region. Those clouds are ahead of our late week/weekend system.

This looks like a double-barrelled low pressure system. One heads into Kentucky on Friday, bringing mainly rain and gusty winds. This low will weaken as the main low develops to our east. This low slowly works inland along the eastern seaboard. As this happens, it could get just cold enough for rain to change to some wet snow around here on Saturday. Some light snow or snow showers could then continue into early Sunday.

Can we get a little snow on the ground at some point? Maybe, but we are walking a tight rope.

The various computer models continue to show the normal variation from run to run, but have the same theme…




I will have your normal updates later today. Have a good one and take care.

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17 Responses to All Eyes On The Late Week System

  1. Matt Rosenboom says:

    Seems like the blog has changed, still think Chris is a great guy and does a superb job but the blog is missing something cant really put my finger on it. Used to be it would be the first place would pull up to get an update on the possibilities of upcoming patterns, now it is more so a weather report, which is needed but what just mean I visit weather forums more frequently now instead of the blog.

    • c-BIV says:

      You’re not wrong….it’s a great deal of status quo and quick updates.
      I think CB has kind of lost his excitement a bit for the blog.
      Can’t say I blame him either.
      I mean right now, every local MET looks like they were guessing at the winter weather predictions/patterns.
      1.5″ of snow offically since Nov. 1st in Louisville.
      It’s unfortunate, because what made this weather blog so successful was the fact we had some great winter weather to track from 2010 until 2016. Mr. Bailey really helped make it exciting to track all the snow makers!
      We are in an extremely boring pattern of wind, rain, and backside flurries, dusting.
      Until the pattern changes, the blog will continue to be status quo I guess.

    • Bjenks says:

      I wholeheartedly agree. But when there is nothing to get excited about or to track then there is nothing to really explain. We have been in a rather boring weather cycle as of late. I will Say things are about to change and after this weeks system moves through the blog will start looking a little more winterish. I am Being very optimistic as time is not on our side. I Still see a major ice storm and a couple decent snows before said and done. Thanks Chris for all you do.

  2. Jim B says:

    Fast forward to next winter…. more of the same. The focus in the coming years should be on the dangers of too much rain during all seasons.

    • BubbaG says:

      Unless in Ohio or real north KY, cold rain and a little snow mix on the back end with nothing on the ground. Going to probably be too warm.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, I like reading your blog daily and learn something everyday that I didn’t know about Meteorology, and also you have a group of very knowledgeable young commentators on here that miss their chance by not becoming professional Meteorologist. I know I miss my chance, but I’m perfectly satisfied being an ” Arm Chair Meteorologist.” Have a great day Chris and everyone else do the same.

    • Schroeder says:

      Maybe we will have a Nor’Easter to tract later. It is about that time of the year that these east coast storms develop. Yesterday, here in central Kentucky we had light snow showers and flurries most of the day an actually coated the ground. Thanks to a very rare plume off of Lake Michigan as the wind direction ( north northeast ) was just right to cause this to happen. Did not feel yesterdays Earthquake that occurred just to the southeast about eighty three miles from where I live.

  4. Bobt says:

    Only about three weeks away from average highs crossing the 50 degree mark down here in southern KY. It would surprise me to get a couple of small snows before mid-March, but staying power will be short due to the changing sun angle. Looks like we will get through the first two months of meteorological winter without even a forecast of accumulated snow. It’s been a winter that never started so far.

  5. Russell says:

    RIP winter. Chris does a great job there’s just not alot of excitement when dealing with all the same ole same ole when it comes to the rain train. Bring on spring.

  6. Jeff Hamlin says:

    It’s snowing quite nicely in Mt. Vernon. RIP winter indeed.

  7. Rolo says:

    Late week lows looking old school with back lash snows!!

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