A small taste of winter Thursday night

Good Thursday, everyone. We are coming off a wild period of weather across the Bluegrass State, one with record highs and severe weather outbreaks. Now comes a period of light snow and flurries Thursday night and early Friday. At this point … why not?

The severe weather Wednesday was everything I feared we would see. Wind damage was widespread, with gusts ranging from 60 to 100 mph. You heard that correctly: Straight-line winds reached 100 mph in a few spots early Wednesday. Wow!

All of this news comes on the fifthanniversary of the devastating tornadoes of March 2, 2012. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed since we went through one of the worst tornado outbreaks in our history.

It’s also interesting to note that a few days after that outbreak, it snowed in our region. Two days after our latest outbreak, it also might snow around here.

We have a weak clipper diving in from the northwest Thursday night, and that can bring a batch of light snow and flurries. The NAM predicts that we can coat a rooftop:

Highs on Friday will generally range from the upper 30s to the low 40s as skies become partly sunny.

Milder winds blow in Saturday, with highs in the 50s. Above-normal temps then surge in again for Sunday and Monday:

Highs of 65 to 70 will be possible ahead of another cold front arriving Tuesday. This might also give us some strong thunderstorms:

Enjoy a much calmer day and take care.

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