The really warm temps are still in my forecast and look to really get on the move later this week. The big issue that I have is just getting to that point! It's hard to beat the cold... it will happen... just takes a little while.
Wednesday will be pretty pleasant. Highs will hang anywhere between 40 & 50 degrees. Out in southern Kentucky towards places like Willimasburg, Somerset, London, and Corbin will be closer to the 50 degree mark. I actually wouldn't be surprised if one of those locations recorded highs in the low 50s. Other spots Hazard, Hyden, Pikeville, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, Salyersville, and Whitesburg will dwell in the 40-45 range. All of this is basically a step in the right direction.
The rest of the week will also include the much warmer temperatures. Thursday & Friday should both hit the 50 degree mark and pass it up with no problem.
The next chance of rain looks to arrive on Thursday or Friday. I am leaning maybe late on Thursday with an isolated shower, but Friday will be the day with the best coverage of showers of the two.
As you may have read here before... we use weather graphics housed by Weather Services International (WSI) I have talked about system upgrades before and again I find myself talking about the latest one. It was finally installed on Tuesday and it has a few more bells and whistles that I am very happy about. There are new things about it that will enhance our severe weather coverage and tropical weather forecast. I can now fly along with the Hurricane Hunters as they move through the sky. I will be able to see data on the screen as it becomes available. Numerous other little bug fixes and other tools that you folks at home will never notice, but I will be able to serve you with a little more ease!
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Also, there is a change in the way we categorize severe weather. This was released by the NWS in Jackson on Tuesday.
One more thing... It was finalized Tuesday afternoon and I am happy to say that on Monday March 9th at 7pm I will be hosting a LIVE Issues & Answers The Mountain Edition. I will be joined by NWS Jackson Meteorologist-In-Charge Shawn Harley. We will be answering your questions LIVE and we'll also talk about severe weather preparedness month. If you have questions you can simply email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just post them in a comment right here!