Good Monday everyone. We are coming off a very wild weekend for parts of the bluegrass state. Much of southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia was hammered by a winter storm. The active pattern that brought that storm system looks to continue as we roll through the next week or two.
The Sunday snowstorm brought widespread 4″-8″ amounts across the south and southeast. This heavy, wet snow knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents and also knocked down trees and closed some roads.
That system is behind us and it’s on to a brighter and milder Monday. Highs today will reach the mid 40s for many areas.
A weak cold front drops into the area for Tuesday and will cause scattered showers to increase. This front won’t have much cold air behind it and, if anything, Wednesday looks much milder. Readings for Wednesday and Thursday should spike well into the 50s.
That surge of mild air is ahead of a big dip in the jet stream that heads our way by Friday. This should be a very strong cold front swinging through here and looks like it will being a nice temp drop on Friday. Rain ahead of the front should switch to some snow behind it. Here’s the GFS…
These fronts can often develop a wave of low pressure along them and that is something to us to keep an eye on. The GFS is hinting at this and the Canadian is actually showing this wave…
We shall see how it plays out, but that is a nice shot of cold moving in for the final weekend of February. Time is flying by and we will be into severe weather season before you know it.
Have a great Monday and take care.