Another brush with winter today

Good Monday and welcome to the first full week of February. We’re coming off a very snowy weekend across Central and Eastern Kentucky, and we have another brush with winter coming today. That might be it for a while, as temps begin to moderate some.

Lexington has picked up slightly more than eight inches of snow since Dec. 1. That puts us a little over an inch above normal through today. That’s pretty impressive considering how puny much of December was.

A quick-moving system will roll across the Ohio Valley today. This will bring a swath of light snow across the northern areas and a few rain showers across the south. The Lexington area will be right on the cusp of rain and snow, and you can track it all on regional radar:

Chilly weather will linger into Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the 30s and lows in the upper teens and lower 20s.

Thursday will bring temps rebounding into the 40s ahead of the next system moving in for Friday. That one looks mainly like a cold shower producer, but it might be a close call on some snow.

Temps might turn mild by the following weekend, as a storm develops across the Plains states:

GFS 2

That setup might lead to another round of thunderstorms at some point. The pattern won’t last long, as I see growing signs of another major blast of winter showing up during the week of the 11th. Take a look at the deep trough being forecast to redevelop across our region:

GFS 3

Throw in an increasingly active southern storm track and you might get some serious winter weather.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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