Daily Archives: March 7, 2018

Time posted: 7:33 pm

Wednesday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. Snow showers and a few snow squalls continue to coat parts of the bluegrass state. That action may actually ramp up a bit overnight into early Thursday, but the focus is on the weekend and two potential snow makers.

In the short-term, watch for slick spots to develop on area roads tonight into Thursday morning as some areas may see close to an inch of snow. This northwesterly wind can overachieve. Wind chills will be in the teens at times, so stay warm out there.

Our weekend looks to be bracketed by two potential winter weather events. The first arrives late Friday into Friday night. The GFS is now seeing a band of accumulating snow…

The NAM is saying that’s a little overdone…

I do think a swath of light, accumulating snow sets up across the region. I just am not ready to jump on where or how much.

The Sunday/Monday system on the GFS goes back and forth on how much of it impacts our weather. Here’s the latest run that’s a little farther south…

The European Model is farther north from earlier runs…

Again, the track on this system will be the determining factor on rain, snow, a combo of both, or if much of the system stays south. I vote for the southern route. 😉

I leave you with your evening snow shower trackers…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

I-75 at MP 23
Corbin

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:24 pm

Winter Weather Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Snow showers have been doing their thing, putting down light accumulations across much of the region. This action continues into Thursday, then the focus shifts toward the weekend and two winter weather makers heading our way.

Additional snow showers will be around out there today, with additional light accumulations. With a true northwesterly flow kicking in tonight and Thursday, a nice stream of snow showers will show up from Lake Michigan all the way into the Appalachian Mountains.

Local 1″ amounts will be possible…

Again, some delays or cancellations are possible Thursday morning, especially in the east.

The next system moving our way late Friday into Friday night continues to look to have rain and snow with it. For the past several days, I’ve talked about the potential for a swath of accumulating snow to show up with this and that’s now showing up on the models. Here’s the NAM…

The Canadian Model has a similar swath of snow from this system…

This run of the Canadian also continues the trend of the model finding more and more of the Sunday storm. Watch the evolution of both systems…

The GFS continues to be the strongest with our storm, bringing a wind-driven rain and snow event to our region. This is actually pretty impressive…

The snapshot of snowfall from that one run…

Moral of the story… we are tracking two systems that can bring accumulating snows to parts of Kentucky. The second one on Sunday has the opportunity to develop into an attention getter.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm, and will have another update this evening.

Enjoy your snow showers and take care.

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Time posted: 1:46 am

Winter Weather Is Back In The Bluegrass State

Good Wednesday, folks. #teamspring is in for a rude awakening as snow showers and cold temperatures surge back into our part of the world. It’s a pattern that will continue to threaten us with colder than normal temps and a few more snow chances. Yippee. 🙁

Snow showers, squalls and flurries will be common today and I can’t rule out some light accumulations from time to time. Lots of melting will be taking place, but the heavier squalls can do the trick for a short time. Winds will continue to be gusty with highs in the 30s for most. Your tracking tools in a bit.

A few more snow showers and flurries will be noted Thursday, especially across the eastern half of the state. That area may also pick up on some light accumulations. Temps will be even colder, with wind chills dropping into the teens at times.

From there, we track a couple systems impacting the weekend forecast. The first arrives late Friday into Friday night, with rain and snow showing up. The NAM is showing this well…

The GFS is seeing it now…

The Canadian is the strongest with it…

A swath of light accumulating snow is possible Friday night and Saturday morning.

The next storm system then arrives by Sunday, but we continue to see the models showing a pretty hefty spread on how it all plays out.

The GFS…

The Canadian is now picking up on it better…

The European continues to be the farthest south…

This may be a product of the bias of the model in holding too much energy back in the southwest.

Let’s get back to what we have going on out there right now. I have you all set to track today’s return of winter…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

I-75 at MP 23
Corbin

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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