Good Wednesday everyone. Our weather is about to get a little wild and wooly across the bluegrass state over the next few days. We have everything from thunderstorms to snow to go through… and that’s just on Thursday. Buckle up for the ride.
Let me start with a detailed breakdown:
- A powerful storm will sweep from the southern plains into the northern Ohio Valley and Great Lakes on Thursday.
- Thursday will start with showers and thunderstorms across much of the state with temps in the 50s.
- A strong cold front swings through during the afternoon and this will cause our temps to tank. Readings will drop below freezing from west to east during the evening hours.
- Winds are going to be very gusty and this may cause some issues. Gusts of 40mph-50mph will be possible from Thursday into early Friday.
- An area of snow showers and squalls will move eastward into the evening hours. The flow by Thursday night and Friday will come down the length of Lake Michigan and spawn widespread snow showers and squalls across central and eastern Kentucky into Friday. Here’s a VERY early first call for snowfall…
- That could cause some slick travel Friday morning for some areas.
- Temps Friday will struggle to get out of the 20s as winds continue to gust to 30mph. That will make it feel like the single digits at times.
What about Christmas week? The operational models are starting to come around to the idea the Ensembles have been showing for the past few days. A weak wave of low pressure works our way Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A mix is very possible on the front end before going to a chilly light rain for a period.
The main energy then ejects out of the south and works up the eastern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains by Late Christmas Day into Wednesday. The GFS and European have a similar look…
I will have more updates later today. Have a good one and take care.