Active weather pattern set to return

Good Wednesday to one and all. February is off and running with a weak cold front draped across the state. This is creating a big north-to-south temperature swing in our region. If you’re looking for some active weather, this is the pattern for you.

Let’s start with Wednesday. Northern parts of the area might start the day with a touch of rain and snow. Farther south, temps will be much¬†milder and could hit 60 near the Tennessee line. The Lexington area should be stuck in between, with readings in the 40s.

Colder air finally wins the battle by Thursday and Friday, and we could see a fast-moving streak of some light snow and flurries by Friday.

The Super Bowl Sunday system continues to look like a wintry mix-to-rain scenario, with the greatest chance of front-end snow in the north and east:

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Temps by Monday turn milder as another round of rain moves in:

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The air coming in behind that for Tuesday has trouble written all over it. Check this out:

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That air is ahead of a monster storm forecast to develop across the Mississippi River Valley and work toward the Great Lakes. That is being fueled by arctic air surging southward into a full-blown spring air mass. The result could be some nasty storms developing. The GFS:

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The European model is very similar:

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If those models are correct, severe weather would be a possibility from the Mississippi Valley into our region.

Less than 24 hours after that, check out the temp forecast:

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Nothing good comes from temps going from 70 to the teens in just a few days.

Have a great start to February and take care.

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