Saturday, February 4th, 2012: Soggy Saturday and Sunday...Then ColderGood evening everyone! So far, Saturday hasn't been the prettiest of days. Sunday will be much the same in the way of cloud cover and some drizzle...But won't most of us be parked in front of the TV watching the big game anyways?
Before we dive into next week...We have had a lot of calls/emails/facebooks about the "freaky circle around the moon". This is called a "Moon dog".
Courtesy: Carrie Welch via ABC36 Facebook
It is basically a rainbow around the moon from the refraction of moonlight from the ice crystals high the atmosphere moving in ahead of our rain today.
Once this wet weather pushes through by Monday, temperatures will return back to more seasonable with lows near freezing and highs in the 40s. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) tends to agree with this as well.
This ^ is the temperature outlook for the next week or so. Kentucky, and much of the Midwest, is NORMAL.
As we head into week 2 of our forecast, long range models are coming into agreement on a negative Arctic Oscillation, which will allow for more colder air to plunge into our region.
From the Jackson, KY NWS:
THUS...AFTER A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WARMTH...IT LOOKS LIKE
THE PATTERN COULD BE SHIFTING TO A COLDER ONE...AND PERHAPS MORE
CHANCES FOR SNOWFALL.
Note the BELOW AVERAGE temperatures plunging deep into most of the western half of the US.
And with ABOVE AVERAGE precipitation expected, coupled with colder air...Snow lovers, you may have something to hope for!
Will have more updates as new data comes out...For now, stay dry!