Good Thursday, folks. We continue to track a full-blown winter weather pattern settling in across Central and Eastern Kentucky. For fans of this kind of weather, the upcoming pattern has to be to your liking.
There’s a small threat of a few snowflakes out there, especially across the northern half of the state. This comes from a weak front crossing the state:
Highs will be in the 30s Thursday, with temps struggling to get to freezing Friday.
The clipper for the weekend is now within the time frame of the NAM. That model shows our potent upper level energy diving right on top of Kentucky:
That will bring a period of light snow, with wraparound snow showers and squalls getting a little kick from Lake Michigan:
That’s a light snowfall across much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. I still want to see how the models look with this as we get within 48 hours. Winds will be very gusty during this time and could reach 30 to 35 mph at times.
The individual runs for the GFS ensembles are also picking up on this well:
The next snow system arrives Monday night and Tuesday as arctic air surges in from the northwest. Here’s the European model:
The GFS is very similar:
The European model shows another potent clipper Wednesday:
By the end of next week, the models try their best to get incorporate something from the southern branch of the jet stream. Here’s the European:
Make it a great Thursday and take care.