Good Sunday everyone. Our weekend is wrapping up on a brighter note across the bluegrass state as the sun makes a return visit. This follows up a few rounds of snow giving winter lovers a taste of what they have been missing. The Saturday clipper was an overachiever with several spots in the Big Sandy Valley getting more than 3″ of the white stuff.
How does the week ahead look? In a word… changeable.
A plains storm system takes shape on Monday and this storm heads toward the Great Lakes by late Tuesday into Wednesday. There is some serious arctic air across the northern plains, but this storm will only tap a chunk of this and bring it in here by the middle of the week.
This type of setup will cause our temps to spike into the 40s on Monday as clouds increase and some late day showers work in. Tuesday is the day of change as the cold front works in from the northwest. Take a look at how the GFS sees this…
Showers will be around for most of Tuesday with a switch to snow showers a good bet from west to east by late in the day into the evening hours. Much colder air works in behind the front and this may cause some snow showers and flurries to carry us into early Wednesday. Temps on Wednesday may not get out of the 20s for some areas.
The European Model also gives you a good look at the mid week cold shot…
You can clearly see how the mother load of brutal air in the northern tier into Canada barely budges. That next low in the plains on Friday may send a streak of some light snow our way before some milder air moves in by next weekend.
We are now at the halfway point of winter and I will be focusing on the second half with updates over the next few days. It has to get better… right?
Have a great Sunday and take care.