Good Monday everyone. It’s hard to believe, but the last week of 2011 is upon us. Where does the time go? It has been a very busy weather year and 2011 is going out exactly like it should… active.
We have several systems set to impact the bluegrass state over the next week with rain and snow a good bet. The first storm will roll into town later tonight and early Tuesday with rain breaking out. This looks to drop more than a half inch of water and should vault Lexington’s 2011 rainfall total past 1935 to claim the wettest year on record title.
This won’t be just a rain event. Colder air moves in from west to east Tuesday afternoon and evening and this will change the rain to snow. Some minor accumulations are possible for parts of the state during this time. You can see how this storm sucks the cold air in on the GFS:
Here’s the rest of the forecast:
Some lingering flurries will be possible Wednesday as our storm pulls away. A chilly brand of air continues into Thursday and Friday as we get set for a fast moving system by Friday night. That may bring a few more flurries in here for the last day of the year.
Many of the models are keying on a blast of cold and some snow for the first few days of 2012. Is this a sign that old man winter is FINALLY waking up? We shall see.
Have a great Monday and take care.