Time posted: 2:00 am

A Really Nice Weekend

Good Friday, folks. It’s a frigid start to the day, but things are looking much better as we kick off the weekend. Skies are going to be absolutely awesome and the temps are slowly increasing over the next few days. Once into next week, Old Man Winter will try to flex a little late season muscle.

Let’s begin with today and hit the fast forward button. Temps are in the teens this morning but recover into the upper 30s and low 40s this afternoon. Skies look partly to mostly sunny.

That sun is going to continue into Saturday as highs hit the upper 40s to low 50s. Saturday looks fantabulous!

Clouds will increase on Sunday, but the system moving in is a little slower than it looked before. That means temps spike well into the 50s…

The system to our west will roll right on top of us into Monday and early Tuesday, bringing some ugly…

As cold air crashes in behind this, we are likely to fire up a pretty potent storm that rides up the eastern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains. That could put our region in line for snow Wednesday and Thursday…

GFS

EURO

Canadian

Given the 500mb setup and the look of a negatively tilted trough, there’s a chance that could become an even stronger storm than the models are currently showing.

I will update this later today. Make it a great Friday and take care.

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Time posted: 7:37 pm

A Frigid Friday Morning Ahead

Good evening, friends. Cold temps continue to move in behind our little band of light snow moving out of southeastern Kentucky. After a frigid Friday morning, things look much better into much of the upcoming weekend. From there, things get interesting next week.

Temps tonight drop into the teens in most areas, but wind chills may briefly drop into the high single digits. Afternoon sun boosts temps into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Saturday looks AWESOME. 20s will start the day, but temps tickle 50 to end it. Sunny skies will be noted.

Clouds increase on Sunday as readings reach the 50s. Rain moves in from west to east during the evening, setting the stage for a soggy Monday…

Colder air sweeps in behind this with another low pressure developing and impacting our region by Wednesday and Thursday. This should bring, at least, some winter weather our way…

EURO

GFS

That’s a lot of cold air coming in behind that as we close to books on February and roll into March.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:31 pm

Thursday Midday Thoughts

Good afternoon, everyone. Snow is grazing parts of southern and southeastern Kentucky and it’s putting down light accumulations. This is a fast-moving system that will be in and out before the evening is over. Behind it comes some better looking weather into the weekend, but a winter pattern is lurking next week.

Let’s start this midday party with the snow potential across southeastern Kentucky, A few schools have already called off early because of the snow moving in and traffic cams show the snow accumulating. Still, there is no Winter Weather Advisory anywhere in southeastern Kentucky as of this update…

I mean, 4″ of snow couldn’t even get Jackson to issue an Advisory earlier this winter, so a coating to 2″ sure won’t. (Insert eye roll an cue the trolls)  Baiting these people is way, way too easy! 😉

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Mt. Vernon

London

Corbin

Frigid temps move in tonight with readings dropping into the teens. Wind chills may briefly reach single digits by tomorrow morning.

Friday afternoon looks awesome with a mix of sun and clouds and temps closing in on the low 40s. Saturday looks like the best weather day of the week and for the next week. Highs make a run at 50 with some sun.

Clouds increase Sunday ahead of our next system. That throws rain in here from west to east by Sunday evening and continues into Monday. Modified arctic air comes in behind this as another system rolls through behind it, bringing the potential for mid-week winter weather.

The models are going toward a cold and wintry look to end the month…

I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm then again on KWC this evening. Have a good one and take care.

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