A winter looking pattern develops

Good Saturday to one and all. We have a very cold weather pattern sweeping into the region and this is going to put a big hurt on all those early blooms. It’s a pattern that can also throw some winter weather threats our way.

The first threat comes to southern Kentucky later today into tonight. The best chance for light snow will be in Tennessee, but some lighter snows can graze southern parts of the state. Farther north? Maybe some flakes.

Earlier this week, I talked about three scenarios with this upcoming system. One was the cold crushing the storm system to our south and that’s exactly what is happening. This system will bring more snow (by far) to Tennessee and the Carolinas than what we get in Kentucky. That’s happened a few times this winter.

Hard freezes are likely this weekend with lows dropping into the upper teens and low 20s. Highs on Saturday will be in the 30s with upper 30s and low 40s by Sunday.

This takes us into our next potential winter weather maker for early next week. The setup is likely to form a major winter storm along the east coast:

That’s a monster showing up on the European Model. It also shows up on the GFS:

That setup can bring snow to our region from Monday night through Tuesday night, especially as northwesterly winds kick in.

The cold associated with this storm is ugly. The teens get all the way into north Georgia:

I would love to say we snap out of this pattern and go back to nice weather, but that doesn’t look to be the case. Additional ugly weather shows up late next week into the following weekend:

That’s a very ugly look!

Make it a great day and take care.

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