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Wow! Heavy rain, winter weather later this week!

Wow! Heavy rain, winter weather later this week!

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 7:19 AM

Weather changes in a hurry this time of year, and that's the case later this week. 

Before we go any further, a big disclaimer:  The maps below are NOT an official forecast.  These maps are generated from long-range weather models, which will likely change a considerable amount by the time the rain/snow arrives.  So, use this update as an early "heads up", a look at the potential for winter weather.  Also, I highly doubt what you see on the EURO model output at the bottom, but I wanted you to see this, to show that two models are showing snow chances late Friday - don't worry about or trust the amounts you see at this time.

The first map below shows the heavy rain amounts we could see with a stalled out front near the region late Thursday into Friday.  We'll have to watch for flooding issues. 

The next map is the GFS snowfall total forecast.  This shows light accumulations from Louisville Metro and south, where temperatures will be warmer, for longer.  Southern Indiana areas will likely be colder and have a chance of a more significant snowfall and/or ice/sleet.  Again, don't trust these snow amounts, but just understand we have snow potential late Friday.

That last map is the European weather model snow output.  It is showing much higher amounts, which I don't believe.  However, this does show another model trending toward snow chances late Friday.

We get a break with chilly and dry weather Saturday.  Then, another wintry mix could arrive early Sunday, with more snow chances Sunday night into early Monday.  It's that time of year!  Stay tuned!

At this time, we'll watch out for the potential of slick road conditions Friday night, early Sunday, and early Monday.

 

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