Another big system ahead

Good Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving. Our big day is featuring a seasonal chill in the air with a little moisture coming in from the west. The focus, though, is on a big storm system set to impact our weather this weekend.

Let’s begin with today. Temps are in the upper 20s and low 30s early this morning with low and mid 40s this afternoon. A little breeze will make it feel chillier than that. Clouds will also increase as rain moves into western Kentucky. There’s an outside chance for a shower into central Kentucky at some pint.

Here are your radars for the day:

Clouds and a seasonal chill remain for Black Friday shoppers. Showers look to increase from the west as we go into the evening hours. These showers are ahead of our big weekend storm system that rolls into the plains states, then moves into the Great Lakes and cuts east on Sunday. That low then transfers energy to a coastal low that slowly works northward.

An upper level system works right on top of us from late Sunday into Monday. What does all this mean? Here’s a breakdown…

  • Rain kicks in Friday night and comes at us in waves through Saturday night. A few thunderstorms will also be possible during this time.
  • Rainfall numbers of 1″-2″ will likely show up.
  • Temps on Saturday are rather chilly during the day, then climb during the evening and overnight ahead of a cold front.
  • That front moves through Sunday and causes our temps to crash later in the afternoon and evening.
  • Winds will be very gusty this weekend and could top 40mph at times.
  • Sunday will likely see some sunshine before our system drops in from the northwest late in the afternoon. That will bring rain and snow in here by Sunday evening into Sunday night.
  • A strong northwest flow will kick in on Monday with fairly widespread snow showers around. Light accumulations are a good bet across central and eastern Kentucky.

The Euro continues to go toward the Canadian with this:

Here’s the snow map from the Euro:

Here’s the Canadian:


And then we have the GFS:

Make it a great day and take care.

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