Winter weather possible early next week

Good Friday and welcome to the start of your weekend. It’s a cold end to the week and beginning of the weekend, but the focus continues to be on the setup for early next week. Arctic air and the chance for snow  look to be with us.

Let’s kick things off with the weather we have going on out there today. We are starting things out with temps in the low and middle 20s with a wind chill in the teens. Brr! By the afternoon, a mix of sun and clouds will be noted as highs struggle to get out of the 30s.

If you’re heading out to high school football action, temps will fall quickly into the 20s.

The weekend sees a little better weather, but it’s still very chilly. Saturday starts in the 20s and ends with readings in the 40s for highs. Kroger Field will be hopping as the Cats host that team in orange from just to our south. Temps will generally be in the 30s during the game with a clean sky.

Highs by Sunday warm deep into the 50s as winds gust up and afternoon clouds increase. Here are some thoughts on early next week…

  • The arctic front drops in from the northwest on Monday, but the exact timing for any one location is yet to be determined.
  • A band of rain may focus along and ahead of the front and before the temp crash.
  • Much of the precipitation with a front like this is usually focused behind it and into the cold air. That’s where a band of light snow can set up.
  • A wave of low pressure is going to try to develop along this front. If that happens near us, it can enhance the band of snow behind the front.
  • As this system pulls away Tuesday, a STRONG northwest wind could produce snow showers and flurries for many. Lake Michigan may be wide open for business and we may get in on some of that action.
  • Can we get an early season light snowfall? That’s certainly a possibility, especially across central and eastern Kentucky. No promises as of now! 😉
  • There are no current indications of this being anything other than a light winter weather maker at best.
  • Temps will be crazy cold for this time of year. Highs for Tuesday and Wednesday may not get above freezing and lows can reach deep into the teens. Wind chills could even reach single digits in the morning hours.

A quick check of the models find the GFS and Euro with a similar look:

GFS

EURO

Have a happy Friday and take care.

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