Weekend Potential

It's funny how this time of year I find myself focusing on the hardest days to forecast. We are several days away from this next system and that's all I can think about!

Well... here we are preparing for a pretty intense wintry system for the weekend. It's just now Tuesday, plenty of week left, and we all want to know what's going to happen with this system. I can tell you this... A LOT! I'll get to that in just a moment.


After starting off pretty cold on Wednesday... temps will climb into the 40s during the afternoon hours on Saturday. It could possibly happen for some on Friday, but the widespread thawing will have a better chance on Saturday. It's not looking like the prettiest of days either. Rain wil arrive on Saturday afternoon-evening and then begin going through changes by the end of the weekend.

The Event

Before I even get started I want you to know that what I say here is strictly speculation at this point. I hope my pre-event confidence will be strong by Friday. Right now, I am around 60% Still pretty decent as far as confidence goes. A lot can and will happen.

GFS Early Sunday                                          GFS Sunday Morning                                    GFS Sunday Afternoon

Euro Early Sunday                                           Euro Sunday Morning                                  Euro Sunday Afternoon

This is all I'll show you right now... I think what you see above will be a good indication of what's going on with other data. Some are running closer to others, but just notice the two above! The early Sunday stuff shows two very different tracks for the low. The GFS has the low in western KY and the Euro is nearlt into Wisconsin. The Sunday morning stuff looks pretty different as well. Again, the energy for the GFS is in Ky and the Euro is way up north! By Sunday afternoon both are showing snow, but the Euro has the best activity away from us and the GFS keeps the moisture here, but some of the energy may go missing or dumped somewhere else. Others look more like the Euro! Or closer to that track.

I'll keep updating this week! Follow me on twitter or friend me on facebook

C-Ya Bye



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  • by rodney Location: lee,va on Dec 8, 2010 at 06:53 PM
    sorry on my last post i ment knoxville ...any way eaither way this storm goes we will get lake effect an cold air... if it goes south an goes up the appy mtns it will be like the 70's again lol not temp's but 1970's thats when we got all them big snows in dec an jan so really the low needs to go from chatt,tn up by ashville an stay just east of intersate 77 an it will crank out a blizzerd am i right jim?
  • by Joe Location: Letcher co. on Dec 8, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    Jim, I know you dont wanna take a stab right now, BUT are you leanin more on the euro track of gfs? Its a crazy set up and guess really hard to nail. I believe right now its a million dollar question of where what and when this thing is goin to unload a storm we or someone will be talkin about for a while..
  • by rodney Location: lee,va on Dec 8, 2010 at 03:07 PM
    kox,tn is saying snow mid day sunday so surly snow for ky an s west va
  • by Anonymous Location: Floyd County on Dec 8, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    Jim, just how bad do you think things could get. I want snow just not like in 94 when the roads got shut down
  • by Derek Location: Harlan County on Dec 8, 2010 at 01:53 PM
    Jim, the gfs ensembles have been pushing the system further south with each run. What do you think, also I wont mention it on here because Im sure youll post it just for fun on the blog later, but have you seen the snow depth CONUS chart on wxcaster.com? With each new run it looks better and better. Cant wait to hear what you have to say.
  • by Jim Caldwell Location: Sky Alert Weathercenter on Dec 8, 2010 at 01:22 PM
    Brandon... Blizzard Warnings could very well be issued! Winds ill be intense if this pans out the right way! bluebell... snow accumulation is looking good Joe... Euro usually has a better handle on these systems. GFS comes around late or holds the same the whole time! Either way it will be wintry
  • by Adam Location: Pineville on Dec 8, 2010 at 09:22 AM
    Im not looking for much on this one, it looks like the big stuff will stay to the north unfortunately but there is still a chance. Keep us updated Jim this COULD be big
  • by Brandon Location: Middlesboro on Dec 7, 2010 at 10:31 PM
    Any chance we see a Blizzard Watch or Warning for Sunday?
  • by bluebell Location: floyd co. ky on Dec 7, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    come on jim, cant you tell us more than this? now im just confused! even with all this snow, i still have the fever. i guess its my inner child to blame.
  • by Anonymous Location: harlan county on Dec 7, 2010 at 08:06 PM
    hey jim do you think we will get alot of snow from this system??
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