Good Saturday to one and all. The weather pattern across the bluegrass state is about to take a serious walk on the wild side over the next week and change. We have the potential for flooding rains, accumulating snows and arctic cold temperatures.
Given what’s ahead of us… make sure to get outside and enjoy the nice weather of today. Clouds will be on the increase as our temps warm well into the 50s.
Those clouds will produce some rain for Sunday and that rain will kick into high gear into Monday and Tuesday. This happens as a front stalls out across the Ohio Valley allowing for waves of low pressure to work right on top of us. This means a lot of water is going to fall from the sky and here is what I expect:
Those totals have the potential to cause significant flooding across parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Our rivers are already running high and I suspect many of them to go into flood next week.
Much colder air will sweep in from west to east late Tuesday into Wednesday and this should help switch the rain over to snow. The potential for accumulating snows will be with us for Wednesday and Wednesday night as low pressure develops just to our east. The European Model gives you a look at what I’m talking about:
You will also notice the blast of arctic air diving our way from the northwest by Friday. That is an impressive shot of cold that may be accompanied by snow and gusty winds and all the forecast models are showing something similar.
As I said… it’s a busy week of weather ahead of us and I will keep you updated along the way.
Have a great Saturday and take care.