The Monday night system was pretty interesting. When I rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and looked at the radar I was truly impressed. More potent activity just like that of Tuesday morning will be coming over the next few weeks.
Speaking of the next few weeks... as many of you know... Tuesday was Groundhog's Day! Now I know many of you don't seem to believe in the rodent's forecast... since of course it was written by a man. However, it is still a fun thing to keep tabs on and discuss. One of these days I will make a trip to Punxsutawney, PA for the festival. I haven't been able to yet, but it is on my list. I mean I have been to nearly every festival in eastern KY so why not try out a world famous festival about weather?
This year I got so involved with the weekend snow... I forgot to ask for you wonderful readers to help me name this year's virtual Groundhog. I guess in all honesty it didn't matter... look below!
The reason it didn't matter is because he didn't even come out of the hole. He just had a very simple message... "GO AWAY" I take that to mean we'll not see spring until May...lol... In all honesty, winter is here and it isn't going to budge.
Wednesday & Thursday both look fine. Highs will probably strike near or above 40 and the sun will make a return.
The end of the week will feature a mess. That's when the moisture will first arrive in southern & eastern Kentucky. Temperatures will support rain only in the beginning. That will gardually change over to snow. One issue I have with all of that is what will happen during the transition? At this point it looks like the transition will be quite simple and quickly go over to snow.
GFS Early Fri Morning
GFS Early Sat AM
So what you are seeing above is a decent period of plain old rain. It lasts from early on Friday through Sat AM.
GFS Sat AM
There's the change! Not much in the way of ice showing up on this particular data. I think there might be a possible mix before it changes over to snow.
We are still a few days out, but I like what I am seeing at this point. It is looking more and more like a mainly rain producer with snow at the end.
The latest run from the GFS
I for one hopes this trend continues. There will be more data coming in and that will keep the weather world wild!