A winter pattern settles in

Good Friday to one and all. We have a true winter pattern taking shape as we head into the next week or so. This pattern will be complete with much colder than normal weather and snow chances.

Let’s start with today and roll forward. Highs will be much colder with readings in the 40s this afternoon as sunny skies return.

This cold air really ramps up tonight with lows dropping into the low and middle 20s. This is a hard freeze!

The snow system zipping across the Tennessee Valley later Saturday into Saturday night will target southern Kentucky with some snow. The bulk of the action will fall in Tennessee, but the chance to see some light snow:

The Lexington area and areas north, may not see much at all.

One of the scenarios I mentioned a few days for the cold air to be so strong it crushed the storm south. That’s the case this weekend with hard freezes likely.

I also talked about the next system moving in right behind that. This one has a chance to dig and form a major eastern US winter storm and is the one that’s had me intrigued for a while now.

The European Model:

Look at the crazy cold engulfing the region as this storm cranks up:

The GFS goes absolutely nuts with this system:

Again… I am very intrigued by this setup for early next week.

For all the green thumbs… forget about it. There’s not a whole lot you can do over the next week. This isn’t going to be a night or two of a hard freeze, it’s going to be about every night. Lows can drop deep into the teens on more than one occasion.

Have a great day and take care.

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