Carry Your Snow Westward Son

I think even the true snow lovers are ready for a break for all of this action! I know I am and I am always up for a good snow. This one just really threw everything out of whack. White Christmas chances continue to drop... but a kind of white after Christmas weekend could be on the way!

I have been pretty conservative with my daytime high forecast. Then... when I cam in on Tuesday afternoon I noticed that highs had already climbed into the 50s all across southern KY. I'll be honest and you can even go back and check some of my older forecasts... I didn't think that would happen. Some data had suggested that could be possible, but I went with my gut and kept forecast highs in the 40s. WHich did cover most areas in far eastern Kentucky. The real problem was southern KY! I'll keep general highs in the mid & upper 40s with the possibility of some 50+ temps in the region. This lasts through Friday.

The title of my blog reminds me a lot of Kansas', "Carry on my wayward son" That was my point of course!

Since last week I have watched the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day system push more towrds the west. Which means we have a better chance of mssing out on all of the fun & games that go along with this system. The way things are shaping up... I am thinking this will mainly be a rain event for both days. The rain should start late in the evening on Thursday evening. If there is any snow it would be late on Friday night. The weekend will have some snow though!

                          GFS Christmas Day Late                                               GFS Dec. 26th Early

According to this data, the change from rain to snow happens late Friday evening. This could be the case for our western counties. Those ares east of London won't see the change until later that night or on into Saturday. These snow showers could be around long enough to bring some light accumulations. That will be for the entire weekend though.

Again, I will make reference to my westward title... you'll see why just below!

Now I think you get my point! We could have an inch or two in spotty areas by the time this one wraps up, but the upper midwest could see the havy stuff that fell over our highest peaks with our latest wintry round.

There is one more thing that I am concerned about in our upcoming forecast... another system looks like it rolls up the coast next week.

Let's hope one of two things happen with this one...

  1. The low takes a track way out in the Atlantic.
  2. The low begins moving northwest until we have another similar track to our Christmas system.

Out of those two... #2 is most likely to happen!

C-Ya Bye

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