Good Thursday and welcome to the first full day of winter… uh… spring. Thermometers have taken a nosedive over the past 24 hours as our cold pattern shows no signs of letting up. If anything, the cold is digging in for an extended run over the next few weeks. The question is… can the cold bring some more snow? I believe the answer to that is… yes.
Let’s start with the cold of today. Readings will be in the upper teens and low 20s to start and only recover into the 30-35 degree range for highs. Normal highs are close to 60 degrees and we were in the 80s last year around this time. A few snowflakes can’t be ruled out… especially early and across the east.
That leads us into a very active setup for Friday into the coming weekend. A mix of light rain and light snow may spread across western Kentucky on Friday and work eastward Friday night and Saturday. Most of that would change to just some chilly showers on Saturday as temps warm into the 40s. It does not look like a washout.
Sunday and Sunday night continue to look interesting as another winter storm may come calling. That will up the ante on the possibility of accumulating snows around here as cold air crashes in from west to east Sunday.
The new GFS is coming around to what the European Model has been suggesting for a few days… a farther south tracking storm.
That’s a pretty threatening look and it’s only three days away. The European Model offers a similar look…
That’s the look of rain and wind making the transition to snow as temps crash by Sunday afternoon. Hmmm… when’s the last time I mentioned the possibility of Threat Mode? It’s awfully late in the season for something like that, so let’s wait and see.
Snow showers will then be possible all the way through the middle of next week on a strong northwesterly wind. Temps will continue to run WELL below normal through all of next week.
Have a great Thursday and take care.