Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

Time posted: 7:37 pm

Monday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Our busy winter weather pattern rolls on with a light snow maker moving in tonight, and a messy mix on the way for Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

Light accumulations are possible tonight, with some coatings to 1″ a possibility. That’s especially true across the northern half of the state. Watch for slick roads to develop in some areas. I will have your tracking tools in a moment.

The Tuesday night and Wednesday setup continues to look very messy, with heavy rain, freezing rain and some snow showing up across Kentucky.

The Hi Res NAM has beefed up the overall coverage of the Freezing rain…

The GFS continues to sink southward with the band of freezing rain, and has half inch and greater amounts…

That same model also shows a better chance for accumulating snows in the north…

That can get very messy for parts of the state. In addition to the winter weather, rainfall totals of 1″-2″ are possible in the south and southeast.

I leave you with the tools to track the light snow maker rolling our way tonight…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

Winchester

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-75 at MP 23
Corbin

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Have a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:19 pm

More Winter Weather On The Way

Good afternoon, folks. I’m tracking two more winter weather systems into the bluegrass state over the next few days. One is due in later tonight, with the second system having more of an icy look late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Tonight’s system is a light snow maker, especially across the northern half of the state. Some of this may sneak into the east by early Tuesday. Light is the key word here, with some LIGHT accumulations a possibility for some. That shows up on the NAM…

Some slick spots may develop on areas roads overnight.

After a break in the action on Tuesday, our next system plows toward the region late in the day and takes us into Wednesday. This will have a lot of moisture with it and that encounters temps near the freezing mark. For the past week, I’ve talked about the precipitation fence setting up on us, and here it comes.

The potential is there for a period of freezing rain setting up from southwest to northeast across Kentucky. This may be heavy enough to cause a few issues to develop. Exactly where this setups up may be a game time decision, but here’s a first look at the threat…

Some snow may also try to mix in, too. If I get more confident of .25″ or greater ice accumulation showing up, a Winter Storm THREAT will kick in. I’m not there just yet.

Here’s how the GFS sees it…

You can see the snow showing up a little better as the front swings through.

The Canadian is similar…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm. Another blog update will come your way this evening.

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:46 am

Active Winter Pattern Continues

Good Monday, everyone. As light snow and snow squalls diminish this morning, we are focusing on another system working into Kentucky over the next few days. This will likely set the fence up somewhere across the region, giving us the potential for rain, freezing rain and snow.

Our morning snow showers slowly wind down across eastern Kentucky, but sick conditions remain. Watch for icy and snow covered roads in several areas this morning.

Another light snow and flurry maker approaches the state from the west tonight, bringing the potential for a small accumulation for some. That looks to be across the northern half of the state. Small being the key word.

The next system is loaded with moisture and arrives late Tuesday into early Wednesday. Temperatures are going to be within a few degrees of the freezing mark, making for a tough call on where the rain, freezing rain and snow lines set up.

The current GFS shows a decent ice potential…

It’s also farther south with the snow potential, bringing the chance into northern Kentucky…

The GFS Ensembles also show the frozen precipitation chances into the bluegrass state…

The Canadian Model continues to run just a little farther south with the Freezing rain and snow…

Snow

Freezing Rain

The European Model also shows a swatch of freezing rain setting up along and south of the Ohio River…

I will put out a ‘best chance’ map with my next update.

Make it a good one and take care.

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