The busy weather pattern begins

Good Thursday everyone. The very busy weather pattern we’ve been harping on is finally set to begin today. This will feature everything from near-record temps to heavy rain, thunderstorms, cold and snow. Buckle up for the ride.

An area of low pressure is slowly lifting northward across the Mississippi River Valley today. This system will bring an increase in showers to the region today, and you can track those on regional radar:

Temps today will rise from south to north, and most areas will be in the 50s by the end of the day. Areas of Southern Kentucky will hit the lower 60s.

Showers and storms will crank up again tonight and early Friday. Locally heavy downpours will be likely. The action will slow a little during the afternoon and this will raise temps toward the low 60s.

That’s when the next storm moves in by Sunday, with showers and storms increasing. That will pull a slow-moving cold front into the state, and this allows for a heavy rain corridor to set up from southwest to northeast:

GFS Rain

The next wave of low pressure is trending colder on the models for Monday night through early Wednesday. That might up the chances for some wintry stuff during this time. The GFS Ensembles continue to advertise this:

GFS

There could be another system working across our region by the end of next week, and that could bring colder air and the chance for some snow.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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