Midday Monday Update

Good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the late week storm system taking aim at our region. I’ve been prepping you guys on the possibility for this being a headline making event, and my thoughts have not changed.

The Storm Prediction Center is now on board with our thought about the strong to severe storms potential. Here’s their outlook for later Friday…

That may focus farther east in time.

The GFS continues to come around to a deeper and slower moving storm system….

It cuts that system off across southern Canada and the Great Lakes Sunday into Monday…

Watch for that to correct a little farther south and west with future runs. The model is also finally seeing the tremendous amount of cold behind it…

The Canadian Model continues to show a monster storm…

The flow from the Canadian is one that would actually bring snow showers our way Sunday into Monday…

Here are the highlights of what the weekend may mean for us..

  • Strong to severe storms will be possible late Friday into early Saturday morning
  • Wind gusts may reach 50mph at times, even without thunderstorms
  • Temps crash behind the front
  • Sunday into Monday looks very cold with the chance for some areas to not hit freezing.
  • Single digit wind chills are possible at times
  • A few flurries or snow showers may end the weekend, depending on the exact wind flow from the northwest

None of this includes another winter looking setup for Thanksgiving week. That could be just as cold and produce some flakes.

I will update things later today and have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4. Enjoy your Monday.

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4 Responses to Midday Monday Update

  1. Ashlyn Cottle says:

    I am absolutely not ready for snow just yet. I wonder if this is a prelude of things to come?

  2. BubbaG says:

    Yep, some margin of an easterly shift seems likely for Friday. Might surprise some folks due to time of year.

  3. Shannon says:

    Your favorite Columbus teachers like that forecast!

  4. TennMark says:

    At this time, the SPC is indicating that the tornado outlook is only so-so (but not zero) for this Friday’s expected severe wx event; shear, instability and lift will be fair, but perhaps limited moisture. Of course, we are many days out so things can change. But as CB indicated, Friday will likely have many other threats besides any twisters.

    This is indeed the second severe wx season for our area. In more recent history, Madisonville KY had a glancing blow by an F4 tornado in November 2005 (Nov 2005 also had the F3 that tragically wiped out much of that trailer park near Evansville IN). Paducah and other areas in KY and other states were hit in Nov 2013. Eastern areas of Tennessee had an outbreak that included at least one EF3 in Nov of last year.

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