An upper low means ugly weather for us

Good Thursday, everyone. We have a big upper level low moving into the region and it’s going to be a very slow-mover. That means a lot of ugly weather for central and eastern Kentucky. Heavy rain and gusty winds will combine to bring the gloom.

A shower or two is possible out there today as this system slowly works in from the southwest:

We’ve talked about this big upper low moving in, and you can see what I’m talking about in this animation…

There’s nothing to push it along, so it has a mind of its own and meanders through here. That leads to a lot of ugly weather taking shape from later Thursday through Saturday. Rounds of rain and rumbles of thunder will be common, and some hefty totals should show up. 1″-2″ amounts may be noted:

GFS

Canadian

Winds will be gusty during this time as temps hang around or just above average. A seasonal chill moves in behind that, but temps quickly moderate next week.

As we have been talking about, changes begin to show up late next week into the weekend before Christmas. A couple of system dive in from the northwest, but they don’t have a ton of cold air with them. Here’s the Canadian for the end of┬ánext week:

The European is similar:

It has the next system quickly following by the weekend:

The setup for Christmas week continues to favor deepening troughs swinging into the country as blocking starts to go up near Alaska and toward the North Pole. The Ensembles have been showing this for a while and now the operational models are going in that direction:

Enjoy the day and take care.

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