Up and down weather pattern continues

Good Sunday, everyone. A cold front is pushing across central and eastern Kentucky, bringing a nice drop in temperatures. This continues to feed into the overall “up and down” theme of our winter weather pattern.

Scattered showers will be noted out there today, especially this morning. Winds are gusty and temps are very mild ahead of this front.  Temps will reach their high point early in the day, with falling numbers into the afternoon and evening.

Lows by Monday reach the 20s.

We continue to watch a system trying to come together from later Tuesday through Thursday. A deep trough digs into the Ohio Valley and east as a disturbance comes out of the southwest. If you want a big winter storm around here, you want to see these two come together. The model trend is to keep them separate until it’s too late for us:

Euro 2

Here’s what that looks like at the surface:

Euro

That’s still a nice shot of cold with some flurries or snow showers for our region. But, it would become another big snow for the northeast, where they are getting pounded AGAIN this weekend.

Behind that… it can get darn warm around here. If we look at the upper level setup, there’s a heck of a ridge building into our region as a deep trough develops in the west and works east:

Euro 3

Temps next weekend can easily hit 70 or better with an increasing threat for strong thunderstorms.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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