Good Friday, everyone. I want to send a big shout out to everyone I met last night at the London Kroger. It was good to put some faces on the names of folks who have been with the blog over the long haul. I had fun teaming up with the good folks from the National Weather Service in Jackson to program NOAA weather radios. We are trying to do some more of these events in the coming weeks.
The weather part of our program has been dominated by cold temps. Thermometers are running close to 10 degrees below normal for the first week of March and we’ve had snow flying on 8 of the past 9 days. That’s a heck of a stretch of winter weather around here.
Now, we are breaking out of the uglies with a case of the pretties for the weekend. Temps today will hit the mid 40s in the north and low 50s in the far south and west with more in the way of sunshine. Saturday will be the best day with highs in the low 60s with plenty of sunshine.
Sunday will be mild with the 60s returning. The threat for some afternoon showers will be with us as a cold front heads in here for early next week. That will likely bring us another shot of below normal temps as we roll into the middle and end of the week.
Is this a sign of the spring ahead of us? The latest run from the CFS seasonal model has a rather normal look to it…
That look of normal air around here is likely to be a rather stormy one as it shows a heat ridge camped out across the lower plains during this time. That’s a pattern that can send plenty of thunderstorm clusters rolling across the bluegrass state as we head through this period. Ironically, that forecast pattern matches up with some of the past years that I’ve been looking at for the spring and summer ahead of us.
If those are to be believed… there will be no shortage of severe weather and heavy rain producing thunderstorms this spring and early summer.
Have a wonderful Friday and take care.