Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

Time posted: 7:36 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We have one of the colder mid-March patterns we have seen in a long time. It’s a setup that’s pretty darn ugly and one that will also bring some snow chances our way.

So about that light snow maker for parts of the region this weekend… It’s rather wimpy. Southern Kentucky still has the chance to see some light accumulations, but nothing more. Farther north, maybe a few flakes will try to fly late Saturday.

Earlier this week, I talked about three scenarios with this upcoming system. One was the cold crushing the storm system to our south and that’s exactly what is happening. This system will bring more snow (by far) to Tennessee and the Carolinas than what we get in Kentucky. That’s happened a few times this winter.

Hard freezes are likely this weekend with lows dropping into the upper teens and low 20s. Highs on Saturday will be in the 30s with upper 30s and low 40s by Sunday.

This takes us into our next potential winter weather maker for early next week. The setup is likely to form a major winter storm along the east coast…

That’s a monster showing up on the European Model. It also shows up on the GFS…

That setup can bring snow to our region from Monday night through Tuesday night, especially as northwesterly winds kick in.

The cold associated with this storm is ugly. The teens get all the way into north Georgia…

I would love to say we snap out of this pattern and go back to nice weather, but that doesn’t look to be the case. Additional ugly weather shows up late next week into the following weekend…

All cold and no spring makes Chris a dull weatherboy. 🙁 What movie am I using for that quote? Correct answers get a lifetime of free weather blog posts. 🙂

Enjoy the evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:57 am

Old Man Winter Fights Back

Good Friday, everyone. We have a major pattern change blowing into town this weekend as March takes on a heart of winter look and feel for much of the country. This pattern will be multiple hard freezes to go along with a few snow chances over the next week.

Let’s begin with our Friday then look ahead.

Morning showers scoot away with sunny skies returning. Winds will be gusty as colder air moves in with highs only in the 40s.

Even colder air moves in this weekend as a winter weather maker sweeps eastward across the Tennessee Valley. This means the best snow chance stays in Tennessee with the potential for some light snows across the southern half of Kentucky.

Here’s the new NAM snow map…

That shows accumulating snow into northern sections of Alabama, Georgia and into the Carolinas. The GFS also shows snow into the south…

Again, the farther north you are in Kentucky, the better the chance of seeing nothing. The farther south, the better the chance of picking up on some light accumulations.

From there, we turn out attention toward a big time dip in the jet stream across the east…

The models all develop a massive east coast winter storm and show Kentucky potentially getting in on some of the outside action…

Lows behind that storm can get absolutely frigid. The GFS by Wednesday morning…

As someone who wants spring to go ahead and take off, I do not approve of this message. 🙂

Updates later today. Make it a great Friday and take care.