A wild weather ride

Good Tuesday to one and all. Mild and wild is a good way to describe the weather pattern of the next few days. Temps will head toward record highs before crashing back to winter a few hours later. In between, a lot of rain looks to fall.

Isolated showers and storms will be noted today, as temps hit the 60s for many. Here’s regional radar:

The front moving in today has a monster temperature gradient along it. Spring air is ahead of it with bitter cold behind it. That front won’t make it through here, but it will allow for additional waves of showers and thunderstorms to develop along it through Thursday. This means an increased threat for local high water issues. The WPC continues to put most of the state in the risk for flooding:

The European Model is showing the highest totals across north central Kentucky:

The GFS is now farther south than earlier runs with the axis of heaviest rains:

In addition to the high water threat, the potential is there for a few strong storms on Thursday.

Not to be outdone in all this… The temperatures. Highs on Thursday may reach 70-75 in parts of central and eastern Kentucky. From there, temps crash into the 20s by Friday morning and then stay cold. Check out the massive drop:

That’s impressive and would also come with a period of light snow Thursday night.

The models are finally beginning to sense the amount of cold coming in behind this as it tries to overwhelm the pattern next week. The new version of the GFS takes on more of a wintry look with the Sunday system and the ones following it up next week:

The European Model is also showing the cold taking over:

Have a terrific Tuesday and take care.

 

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