Good Friday to one and all. Bitterly cold wind chills are with us early in the day as arctic air seeps in. As we head into the weekend, light snow makers are lined up and ready to roll across the bluegrass state.
Winds are cranking this morning as temps tumble early today. Wind chill numbers by range from -5 to +5 to start the day. Afternoon wind chills range from the upper single digits to low teens.
From there, additional light snow makers drop into the state from Friday night through Sunday.
Here’s the Hi Res NAM showing the action just through early Saturday night:
The NAM takes it all the way through the weekend:
We are likely to put snow on the ground this weekend, perhaps on more than one occasion. The Sunday one has some legs for a little more snow than the Saturday one.
The Polar Vortex is heading toward the United States and arrives early next week. Watch this monster:
I told you more than a month ago that you would be hearing the term Polar Vortex soon. Well, now you’ve heard it. 🙂
That will be introduced by a system bringing accumulating snow Monday night and Tuesday and may have another sneaky snow maker right after that:
Snow in arctic air is awesome cause you can get ratios of 30 or 40 to 1.
Historic temps are possible across much of the country for the middle and end of next week. Look at the lows coming off the GFS:
Wind chills would be much, much lower. Ouch!
Make it a great Friday and take care.