Big changes for the week ahead

Good Monday to one and all. We are tracking a huge storm system rolling across the region. This is bringing high winds and heavy rain to Central and Eastern Kentucky to kick off a new week. Things will change in a hurry later this week as Old Man Winter shows up again.

There is a wow factor to this storm. If you look at the evolution and track of this system through Tuesday, you would think this is another shutdown winter storm for our region:GFS GIf

Without a cold high to our north, it’s just a big rainmaker for our part of the world. You will notice how that continues to evolve toward a major snowstorm across the northeast. The models didn’t show that several days ago, but the dynamics of this storm will produce enough cold air in that region.

For us, it brings in widespread heavy rain that add as much asĀ an inch or two across the east:

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Here’s regional radar to track the action:

From here, the focus continues to turn toward light snow and snow showers arriving by Thursday and Friday:

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Waves of light snow and snow showers will then work across the region this weekend. Each of these can put down light accumulations, especially across Central and Eastern Kentucky.

One of these systems will try to amplify much more than what any model shows. That’s just how a northwesterly flow works. It’s just impossible to tell from this far out.

All of this is part of a much colder pattern taking control of the country as we wrap up January and roll into the first week of February:

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Make it a great day and take care.

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