It finally feels like winter

Good Tuesday everyone. It’s finally feeling like winter here in the bluegrass state. A strong cold front moved through Monday, bringing a 30 degree temp drop and a switch from rain to snow. Here’s a shot of the snow flying from Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington:

There was even a VERY small amount of slush on car tops and elevated surfaces.

Temps today will start out in the 20s and we could have some early travel troubles from black ice. Clouds will be tough to break today and we could have a few flurries floating around early. Highs today stay in the 30s.

Seasonal temps will carry us through the end of the week as we await the next storm system to impact our weather this weekend. That will roll in with a cold rain Saturday with temps in the 40s. That system will pull in some colder air by late Sunday and that’s when a few flakes may fall.

The one that continues to get my attention is the low pressure moving on behind it for the middle of next week. This is the one I was tweeting about a few days ago and has the look of a Ohio Valley winter storm. Every model has this storm, but differ in placement. The GFS Ensembles offer up a threatening look…

The block developing across eastern Canada and Greenland is HUGE. This could force the storm next week to really wrap up and cut off somewhere across the eastern half of the country. Check out the 500mb Height anomaly from the GFS Ensembles..

That’s how big storms get trapped as they have nowhere to go. We will have to wait and see how it all plays out, but it’s a fairly important signal showing up.

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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