Time posted: 1:29 am

High Winds To Unleash Arctic Cold

Good Friday, folks. Here comes another big time storm system rolling our way for the weekend. This will bring a lot of wind back to the bluegrass state, but this one will also unleash a little something else. Arctic temps surge in behind this with wind chills that flirt with the danger category from Sunday through Tuesday.

Let’s begin with the leading edge of this system impacting the region today. It’s a cold one with temps in the 30s for most of the state as clouds thicken. Some light precipitation moves in later this afternoon and evening across areas of the west and moves into central and northern Kentucky. There’s the chance for a little bit of a mix of frozen precipitation before rain takes over.

Here’s a look at the precipitation type accumulation from the NAM…

Again, any frozen stuff would be brief this evening.

Rain and VERY windy weather then takes us into Saturday. Gusts may top out greater than 50mph at times…

Very cold air comes in behind this with wind chills that are way down there from Sunday through Tuesday…

For winter weather lovers, the European Weeklies continue to offer hope from later this month through the start of March. Check out the pattern featuring much more of a trough into the eastern half of the country…

This model nailed the super warm pattern of the past 6 weeks, so it gets some attention with what it’s showing.

I will have updates later today so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 7:33 pm

A Lot Of Wind This Weekend

Good evening, folks. It’s another big wind maker rolling into the region this weekend and it could cause a few mores issues Saturday. Behind all this comes a few days of arctic air that will carry is into the first half of next week.

As our cold front moves in Saturday, a line of showers and some thunder will be possible. Winds may gust to 50mph or a little greater. The models are seeing more and more of this potential…

Hi Res NAM

Euro

That can cause some damage for a second straight Saturday.

The temp plunge behind this system continues to look pretty awesome if you are into that kind of thing. Cold temps and gusty winds will make for some brutal wind chills from Sunday through Tuesday…

That kind of cold without snow is just wrong!!

The cold will ease a bit by the second half of the week as another storm system rolls through the region. That should unleash more cold behind it…

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:15 pm

Thursday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a nice looking, but seasonally chilly day in the bluegrass state as we focus on the weekend system. This will bring another round of high winds before unleashing arctic air that takes us into early next week.

Clouds will increase tonight and Friday, but precipitation holds off until Friday evening. With cold air in place, there’s still a chance for a brief period of frozen stuff on the leading edge of this. The GFS is seeing some hit and run winter precip before rain takes over…

Snow

Sleet

Freezing Rain

That really shouldn’t amount to much, if anything. Temps rise all night and into Saturday morning as gusty southwest winds boost temps into the 50s by midday Saturday. As the front slams in late in the afternoon, temps will crash. In between all this comes a nice line of gusty showers and maybe a rumble of thunder…

High wind action will be possible with this setup. Winds may very well gust to 50mph or a little greater at times Saturday.

Check out these gusts…

NAM

Hi Res NAM

Temps reach the upper teens and low 20s by Sunday morning and stay in the 20s on Sunday. Temps then bottom out around 10 by Monday morning…

Gusty winds will make it feel MUCH colder during the entire time, with wind chills possibly hitting zero or below by Monday morning…

I’ll update things later today, so check back. Have a good one and take care.

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