Gusty Winds Blowing Colder Air Back In- 3:12pm Update

By: Chris Bailey
By: Chris Bailey

A strong cold front will cross the region later today.

3:12pm Update

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Floyd, Magoffin, and Pike County in KY until 3:45pm EST. 

3:05pm Update

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike County in KY until 3:45pm EST.

2:45pm Update

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Breathitt, Floyd, Knott, Lee, Magoffin and Owsley County in KY until 3:15pm EST. 

1:45pm Update

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Elliott, Johnson, Magoffin and Morgan County in KY until 2:15pm EST.

1:30pm Update

A line of strong and severe storms continues to work eastward into the region. Damaging winds and torrential rains are the main players. These storms are moving at eastward at 50mph.

Help us out by posting the weather conditions where you live. Take care.

Previous Update

Good Tuesday everyone and thanks for making us your stop for online weather. We have a rather active period ahead of us for the next several days and the action get’s started out there today. Thunderstorms, gusty winds and crashing temps combine to highlight a wild weather day.

A strong cold front enters the picture later this afternoon into the evening hours. Temps ahead of this front will warm toward the low 60s as winds crank up. Gusts may hit 35mph at times. Temps behind the front will take a dive and wind up in the upper 20s and low 30s by midnight.

That’s the mark of a rather potent cold front and I fully expect this front to spawn scattered thunderstorms across the region. You can track all the action...


Some flurries or snow showers will be possible overnight into early Wednesday. This isn’t a big deal, but goes to show you how strong this front really is.

We have two more systems to track for the end of the week. One comes rolling into town from the west later Thursday and may bring a swath of light snow with it. How far south can this action get? Odds favor the northern half of the region being in the prime spot for some accumulating snow. That may creep a little farther south with time.

The GFS really drives some cold air in behind this system by Thursday evening…

That is a heck of a temperature gradient taking shape from north to south across the country. This setup is also important for the next system that quickly rolls in on Friday into early Saturday. Many of the models suggest the battleground between rain and snow will set up across the Ohio Valley and may include our region. Here is the GFS again…

The models are now getting a better understanding of just how much low level arctic air there is to our north. This will really have to be watched as we finish the week and head into the weekend.

That’s a nice way to run this massive warm up everybody’s out there hyping. ;) I do expect things to mild up late weekend into early next week… but the models have been tempering things as we get closer. Regardless… things change up by the middle and end of next week as another deep trough swings our way.

I will have updates as needed and send out thoughts via twitter @ChrisBaileyWSAZ . Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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