What we need is exactly what we are getting... rain! The real issue has been the fact that it hasn't been a really handsome amount for any location. The overall intensity could pick up on Thursday though. This has been the big day all week. Now with the current situation setting up in the atmosphere I am seeing the moisture flowing our way.
By the time Friday night rolls around we'll probably have seen around 1" of total rainfall. Trust me I am being optimistic with that projected total. The rain will roll in again during the day on Thursday and it will move out by early Friday. However, some left over moisture might find a way to fall from the sky again. SO the football forecast stays on the dry side. The temps will likely hit 60 all across the region on Friday afternoon. This all happens as a warm surge of air is forced in our direction.
I am sure you didn't really come to this blog for my talks about the rain now did you?!?!? I bet you came here for something else... while others are afraid to mention it as early and as often as you see it here... this old guy will give you what you are really looking for.... Snow chances. My mind has changed very little since yesterday. Since the early goings of throwing this in my forecast (which was mid week last week) I have watched the intensity and exposure time shrink more and more. I am still on board with the rain changing over to snow on Saturday and of course some mixing in between. This system will move from west to east and so will the precip change stage.
The cold shot that brings that change over to KY on Saturday is what we will be living in on Sunday. Snow showers are looking very likely off and on Sunday. Highs are only going to range in the mid to upper 30s and lows will be below freezing. As the energy blows across KY it will be pulling moisture in from Lake Michigan down into our region. So it could be like a lake effect deal for all of us. So yes I think we'll have snow... do I think we'll have accumulation?!?!?
This is a forecast map that I happen to agree with... notice where the totals are located. Right along the Appalachian Mountain Chain. The higher the elevation, the more likely you'll see some accumulation. It''s still early to give a Seal Of Approval to any accumulation forecast. So I will stick with watching and waiting to make a big prediction on that. Just remember what I am saying right here and keep that in mind.
If you are waiting for a winter forecast... your wait will be ending sooner rather than later. Just keep checking!
Now to respond to a comment.
Posted by: ll When will the blog be updated. Keep up and update the blog. We need to know what the weather is going be.. I read centreal weather because it gets updated daily. Which makes it interesting I live in Southeast so I just piece things together. Please update. WE worry more about the sports posting instead of the weather. Thank you for future post...
I update this blog on average 5 out of 7 days a week. Sometimes less and sometimes more. Unlike other blogs that you read... my responsibilities are not totally weather. I also assist in news and sports. The stories you read on our web channel... there is a 95% chance that I posted it! My point here is... sometimes it's hard to get this thing updated. I'd love to update 5 times a day, but that is impossible. When the weather calls for it I update on weekends and several times a day. All I really want to do is escape on the weekends... just like you! That's pretty hard when weather is always around you!