High winds start Thanksgiving week

Good Monday, everyone. Thanksgiving week is upon us, and it looks as if the weather is going to play a greater role than normal for holiday travel. We have a big blast of wind working across the state Monday, and this may cause a few problems.

Today’s gusts might spike to 40 mph to 50 mph at times as a strong cold front surges in. That could be enough to cause a few power hits across the region. Showers will continue as temps tumble behind the front.

Track it all:

Sustained winds

Current temperatures

Tuesday’s weather looks windy and much colder, with highs from the upper 30s to the low 40s.

I continue to be focused on the Wednesday through Thanksgiving period for the potential for winter weather. We continue to see the models cranking up a big East Coast winter storm. Each run edges this bad boy a little farther west, and we might see some more of that trend over the next few days.

The European Model shows the snow shield with this storm crossing eastern Kentucky:

Euro

That’s a monster storm rolling up the East Coast and will cause travel nightmares on the busiest travel day of the year. You can also see the second system diving at us from the northwest with some light snow.

The GFS is also showing some light snow around here by Wednesday evening into Thanksgiving morning. We even have the potential to put down a light accumulation:

GFS Snow

A few flurries would carry us into Thanksgiving Day, with highs mainly in the 30s. Improving weather moves in for Friday.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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