Below Normal Temps Roll On

Good Sunday to one and all. Our run of below normal temps will roll on for several more days across the commonwealth of Kentucky. While it’s chilly now, I’m tracking a BIG warm up by next weekend. Make sure to clear your schedule to enjoy it because it won’t last very long.

If you need further proof the weather has locked into extreme mode… Saturday had to help sway your opinion. Booming thunderstorms rolled across parts of the state and produced heavy rain and marble sized hail…

That picture shows the hail and water flowing down Rose Street in Lexington and was taken my from @kentuckyweather Twitter feed. What made the thunderstorm and hail extreme? Temps were in the low 40s at the time… and it’s November. That just doesn’t happen very often.

Mother nature isn’t messing around this year and that shows me this pattern is pretty charged up as we head into late fall and early winter.

Let’s concentrate on what’s going on in the right now. Temps today through Tuesday will continue to stay below where we should be for this time of year. Highs in the upper 40s and low 50s should be common as our nights hit the upper 20s.

A system diving in by Election Day means clouds will increase and we could see some showers… especially across the south. This will become part of a bigger storm that will impact areas of the northeast by Wednesday and Thursday. The GFS…

That looks ugly for many of the same areas hard hit by Sandy. This one, though, will produce much more snow in the northeast and could hit some folks pretty good. Some light showers will be possible around here on Wednesday and it’s possible a wet flake could mix in across the high mountains.

A massive warm up will then commence by the end of the week and I expect temps next weekend to make a run toward 70 degrees.

As we warm, the west will see a big blast of cold air and we will get one heck of a storm to form across the plains. That will work toward the Great Lakes and drag a cold front across the state by next Sunday or Monday. This shows up well on the GFS…

That setup may give us the threat for strong storms and some flakes within just a few days. The upper air pattern as we head into the start of that week is taking on the extreme blocky look…

As I told you back in late September and early October… patterns like this one can lead to major events across the good old USA.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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10 Responses to Below Normal Temps Roll On

  1. RhondaB says:

    I sincerely hope this does not mean tornadoes anywhere.

  2. Marsha says:

    Rhonda I was think the same thing after mar 2 I hate weather I used to love talking weather now I just don’t care if I see anything other than sunshine….

    • RhondaB says:

      I’m the same way, Marsha. Anytime “severe weather” is mentioned I cringe. I still love snow, but not as excited as before. Sunshine is nice!

  3. Mark says:

    November is a bit of a secondary tornado season for our area, so good idea to check that weather alert radios are working with good batteries.

    • Mark says:

      Thankfully, weather like March 2 2012 and April 27 2011 doesn’t happen often. But my parents understandably are still a bit on edge when they hear thunder. The April 27 2011 tornado that first hit Ringgold GA then missed my folks by less than ten miles. I later saw the destruction, I’ll never forget it.

      I’m thankful for technology. While sheltering during a warning, one of my work colleagues had live radar on his iPhone. It was comforting knowing where the tornadic storms were.

  4. rolo says:

    CHRIS THE LEGEND BAILEY teaming up with COACH CAL to raise money for SANDY victims. awesomw stuff BAILEY. AWESOME!!!

  5. Frank says:

    I was told earlier that the DOT is on standby next week as we are expecting more snow here in wv.

  6. WXman says:

    I find it interesting how consistent GFS has been in showing a powerful squall line blowing through here around the 12th. The timing varies slightly from run to run. Some of the upper level details have varied from run to run. You’d expect that. But overall it’s been rock solid in predicting a severe weather outbreak that would almost definitely affect the midwest, and may survive into the Ohio Valley. Should be interesting going into the middle of the month, as big lows that bomb out like that are usually followed by a secondary storm not long afterward..

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