Good Wednesday, everyone. Winter just keeps on keeping on, with no real signs of letting spring flex a little muscle. Yes, the calendar might say that spring arrives today, but Mother Nature has a different idea.
A weak system moves in later today with a shot of some light rain and light snow, especially in the south and east. Southeastern Kentucky has a chance at small accumulations in the highest elevations. Much colder air will then move in tonight and Thursday, with lows in the upper teens and low 20s, and highs in the 30s. Yep, that’s the first full day of spring.
Our focus will then turn toward two storm systems that might affect our weather. There are question marks with both of these, but both might have a wintry aspect to them. The first arrives in Western Kentucky by Friday, then tries to work east across the state by Saturday. The NAM is very aggressive in bringing snow and rain into our region:
The GFS does not show that setup and is slower with the storm and a little warmer. The GFS then wraps up a storm on Sunday to our west and northwest and would give us thunderstorms that would transition to snow showers by Monday.
The European Model has a different look:
Either way, it’s going to get super cold again early next week, and that will last for most of the week. Winter just will not end!
Enjoy the evening and take care.