Ugly weather for New Year’s Weekend

Good Friday to one and all. Snow showers and flurries are flying across central and eastern Kentucky to start out the day. As we head into the big weekend upon us, some more ugly stuff is about to press back in here. That’s likely to kick off a very active pattern into the first week of the new year.

Snow showers and flurries can coat the ground early this morning. With temps below freezing, a few slick spots may develop on roads.

The next system quickly works in here as we close out 2016 on Saturday. Winds will continue to be gusty with chilly showers potentially mixing with a snowflake or two:

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Gusty showers will continue into New Year’s Day as temps begin to climb. Those numbers may really take off on Monday as low pressure moves into the region:

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If we get a storm system taking a track like that, high winds and some strong storms will be possible. At this point… why not? 🙂

Arctic air will then follow that up later Tuesday night into Wednesday. Some light snows will be possible just behind this boundary working through here.

The overall setup remains the same with blocking overtop of a deep and bitterly cold trough across the country:

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That same setup can also feature an active southern storm track that turns the corner and up the coast.

The European Model for the end of the week into the following weekend continues to advertise a lot of winter weather:

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Verbatim, that run is snow and ice. Don’t sweat things, it changes from run to run. I’m just looking at the overall pattern.

The GFS has a similar setup:

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Check out the bitterly cold air engulfing the country:

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Have a great day and take care.

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