Saturday, February 16, 2013

Weekend Forecast: Cooler Temperatures with Mostly Sunny Skies!

Overview: Saturday brings a chance for snow showers mostly within eastern Kentucky. For Warren County, only the occasional flurry is expected with no accumulations expected. High pressure will build in through Sunday with skies clearing and sunshine. Temperatures will be chilly throughout the weekend after the passage of two fronts this week and current upper level trough bringing winds out of the west/northwest throughout the weekend but a slight warm up will happen Sunday as the winds shift west/southwest bringing in a slight warm up.

Saturday: High, 35. Low, 20. Light snow showers possible with the best chances in eastern Kentucky. Winds north/northwest at 5-10 mph. No accumulation expected.

Sunday: High, 42. Low, 35. Partly cloudy with a slight warm up from Saturday. No chance of precipitation. Winds shifting west/southwest at 5-10 mph.

trough at the 250 mb level will bring north/northwest winds aloft advecting in colder temperatures from the north. At 500 mb, a vorticity maxima is moving over eastern Kentucky. These upper level features will allow for some snow showers to develop across eastern Kentucky Saturday. For Warren County, only the occasional batch of snow flurries can be expected with no accumulation expected. 

NAM 250 mb heights and winds valid 18z Saturday
High pressure will set in behind this trough Sunday with clearing skies and sunshine with a slight warm up as winds shift west/southwest. 

Forecaster: Emily Yates

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