Good Wednesday and happy travels. Today is the busiest travel day of the year and it’s also the day we pay tribute to one of my favorite movies… Planes, Trains and Automobiles. We’ve been doing this for many years now and it’s become a blog tradition. This movie is a classic for your friendly weatherdude and I highly recommend checking it out.
Let’s get into the weather part of the program and start out with the short term headlines…
- Today’s travel period looks nothing short of great with temps in the low and mid 60s under a partly sunny sky.
- Thanksgiving Day will look and feel about the same as what we have out there today. Maybe a little turkey from the grill?
- A strong cold front blows in on Black Friday. This front will feature a quick hitting band of showers that move through here late morning into the early afternoon. Our temps start out in the 50s and then fall quickly into the 30s by evening. Check out the numbers from the GFS…
- The cold blast really kicks in for Saturday as our highs stay in the upper 30s for much of the state. A northwesterly wind flow should be just enough to send a couple of snow flurries flying… especially in the north and east.
This brings us to the storm system early next week. This one will take on a more wintry look to it and I expect the area of low pressure to develop to our southwest on Monday and work right on top of us on Tuesday. The track may look something like this…
That scenario should mean a rain to snow scenario as very cold air pours in behind the low pressure. There may also be a system diving in from the northwest by late Wednesday into Thursday.
I will try to get you an update later today, but Wildcat Central at Rupp Arena will keep me busy this evening.
Sticking with the spirit of the post… I leave you with this:
Safe travels and take care.