The Final Days of Fall Warm Up

Starting today, the weather updates here on the blog site will try to hit around 9am Monday through Friday and will be in a much different format. First of all, I want to keep it simple. You don’t have time to read a novel, so I will do my best to keep it short. Second, it will contain a lot more graphics so you can better “see” the weather. Finally, it will focus on potential impact. A forecast is only written words until it is applied to reality. To that end, I want to highlight the things that are likely to impact you as weather systems approach and move through Southern Kentucky. I hope you like the change.

Dec16sat

Visible satellite at 8:35am shows cloud cover over the northern 2/3rds of Kentucky. We’ve started to see a little sun peek through in Southern Kentucky within the last hour. There were a few reports of snow flurries north of Bowling Green but not a big deal. Cincinnati, however, did report about an inch of new snow from that upper level system.

Dec16jet

The upper flow continues to show a “trough” over the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. As it moves east and a ridge of high pressure takes over, look for tranquil weather the next few days along with a warmer southerly wind.

NO POTENTIAL WEATHER IMPACTS TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

Dec16haz

We will be watching a storm system that will move in to the region Thursday and pretty much “park” here for a while. A series of disturbances running along the front will enhance chances for rain starting Thursday evening all the way through Sunday. This may lead to several rounds of heavy rain and a few thunderstorms through the weekend which could enhance flooding issues.

LOCALIZED FLOODING A POSSIBILITY THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

Dec16svr

Right now, the severe weather threat is too low to be concerned about – but that could change depending on the position of the energy (upper low pressure) with this system. Winter officially begins Saturday at 11:11am CT but it won’t feel all that bad. Temperatures will run above average (Average high 48°) by 10-15 degrees as we head into Thursday and Friday.

 

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