A very active week ahead

Good Sunday to one and all. We are wrapping up a chilly weekend with showers rolling across the bluegrass state. These showers are kicking off a very active pattern that threatens to get a little bumpy by the end of the week ahead.

In the short term, we are dealing with lots of clouds out there today with temps in the upper 40s to near 50. A few showers will develop this afternoon and evening, but rain totals aren’t very impressive. Track away:

The next front zips in here Tuesday night and Wednesday with gusty winds and much better coverage of the rains:

Temps run slightly colder than normal behind the front:

The bumpy part of the weather program comes on Friday as a powerful storm system works into the Ohio Valley from the west. This storm is forecast to continue strengthening as it moves in, taking on a negative tilt. Systems like that can produce high winds and even severe thunderstorms, followed by a big temp crash.

Here’s how the GFS sees it:

The European Model is similar:

That could be another Ohio Valley severe weather event and is something for us to monitor in the coming days.

As that system wraps up to our northeast, cold air surges in behind it next weekend into early Thanksgiving week:

If the northwest flow on the European Model is right, some snowflakes could dance about the sky to start Turkey week.

The European Model shows another modified arctic air mass diving in here, with the coldest anomalies setting up on top of our region:

Have a sensational Sunday and take care.

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