Time posted: 7:46 pm

Tracking Light Snow and Snow Showers

Good evening, folks. Old Man Winter is back int the bluegrass state as light snow and snow showers take over. Behind this comes two more light snow makers for Friday, then March begins on a totally different note. Spring temps could bring some heavy rain and strong storm issues.

Snow showers across central and eastern Kentucky will put down hit and run light accumulations through early Thursday. The mountains of the southeast can see a few inches showing up, especially in the high ground. That’s where a Winter Weather Advisory is out…

Skies clean up quickly Thursday as some sun will melt any snow away. Two more light snow makers then move in on Friday…

March starts on Sunday and temps take off toward 60-65 in most areas. From there, the mild air hangs through the middle of the week, but it comes with a stormy price. Rounds of showers and strong storms show up for Tuesday and Wednesday. This could put down a lot of rain in our region. Check out the model forecasts…

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That could get ugly and is something we really need to keep a close eye on. There is a chance at a little bit of snow late next week before the temps bounce back.

The latest comes your way tonight on WKYT-TV at 11. Once again, I leave you with your tracking toys for the evening…

Bowling Green

E-town

Louisville

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Lexington


Covington area

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Florence

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Georgetown

Frankfort

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

Mt. Vernon

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:05 pm

Rain Changing To Light Snow

Good afternoon, winter weather weenies. Rain is making the switch to light snow from west to east and that sets the stage for some small accumulations for some into tonight. Once this system pushes east, we focus on two more light snow makers moving in for Friday and Saturday.

Coatings will show up with this evening through Thursday morning, with the mountains of southeastern Kentucky doing a little better. Whatever snow you see in the morning will be gone by the afternoon as the sun returns and temps go above freezing.

A clipper looking system brings a swath of light snow by Friday morning with a few snow showers holding into the afternoon. Light accumulations that morning may time up to create a messy AM drive for some areas.

The next system is looks to arrive a little quicker with a Friday night and early Saturday impact. Again, light accumulations will be possible across central and eastern Kentucky. Southeastern Kentucky will do better than the rest of the state.

Here’s the action showing up on the GFS…

Following this is a big surge of spring temps as we open March. The numbers should reach deep into the 60s next week with the potential for strong storms and heavy rains. Ugh.

As always, I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm then again on KWC this evening. Until then, I have you all set to do some rain to snow tracking…

Bowling Green

E-town

Louisville

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Lexington


Covington area

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Florence

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Georgetown

Frankfort

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

Mt. Vernon

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Have a great afternoon and take care.

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Time posted: 1:54 am

Winter Weather Returns

Good Wednesday, everyone. Old Man Winter is returning to the bluegrass state today as we track rain changing to snow this afternoon and evening. Behind that comes a couple of clippers to finish out the rest of February. We are likely to, at least, see snows flying on the final 4 days of the month. That would mark the most consecutive days with flakes of the entire winter.

Here are some quick thoughts on where we go with all this:

  • Rain this morning will switch to light snow from west to east this afternoon and evening.
  • Minor accumulations show up as snow showers kick in overnight and early Thursday. The higher ground of the southeast will do better than the rest of the area. Coatings up to an inch are possible on grassy and elevated surfaces, especially.
  • With Thursday morning temps in the 20s, slick spots may cause some delays and cancellations. If you do get some accumulations, it’s gone by the afternoon.
  • The next light snow maker arrives from the west and northwest Thursday night and early Friday. The timing on this could make for a messy morning commute. An inch or so of snow may fall from this system. Much of that may melt away later in the day.
  • Another light snow maker works in on Saturday, but doesn’t look as much of a problem as the Friday one. Still, minor accumulations will be possible for the 4th day in a row for some.

In terms of snowfall, remember we get melting between each light snow event through Saturday. The model output is showing how much snow falls during this entire time and is not showing actual snow depth.

Here’s the NAM through Friday night…

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As we flip the calendar to March on Sunday, temps take off in a hurry and may push 60. 60s are likely much of next week and that’s when we will be on guard for some big storm and heavy rains.

I will have updates later today and I have you all set to track the winter weather into the region…

Bowling Green

E-town

Louisville

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Lexington


Covington area

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http://www.trimarc.org/images/milestone/CCTV_06_471_0045.jpg

Florence

No image available.

Georgetown

Frankfort

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

Mt. Vernon

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Make it a good one and take care.

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