Daily Archives: April 7, 2018

Time posted: 6:18 pm

Saturday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. We are rolling through one of the coldest and snowiest days on record for the month of April. It’s spring, so the bar is set low on both, but this is one impressive blast of winter, as part of our winter that won’t end.

Tonight will be a bitterly cold night with temps dropping into the low and middle 20s, with an outside shot at some pickets of upper teens. That. Is. Cold. Highs on Sunday recover into the upper 40s and low 50s with clouds increasing from the west.

Those clouds are ahead of another system, bringing some light rain and light snow by Sunday night and early Monday…

That reinforces the chill through Tuesday, but a major swing toward warm is on the way for the rest of the week. Highs hit the 60s by Wednesday, with the 70s showing up on Thursday. We can make a run at 80 by Friday…

That’s ahead of a plains systems that may throw some strong or severe storms at us next weekend. This is part of a very active pattern, with systems rolling across the country over the next few weeks…

We are not through with cold shots, but the warm shots are getting warmer. Given this setup, my fears of a major severe weather outbreak continue to grow.

Have a great rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:04 am

Tracking A Slushy Spring Snow

Good Saturday, everybody. It may be the first full weekend of spring, but Mother Nature did not get the memo. A quick-hitting round of slushy snow is rolling across the state, leaving behind some ugly. This isn’t a big event, but it’s also not very common for our 4th month of the year.

There will be lots of coatings with this setup, with some local inch or two amounts showing up. There could be a touch more across the high mountains out east. Whatever sticks will mainly be on grassy surfaces and elevated surfaces.

Whatever falls where you live is not going to last very long. By the afternoon and evening, we may not see much proof that it ever snowed.

Sunday looks very cold with low and mid 20s to start and mainly 40s to end. Clouds will increase ahead of a little rain and snow Sunday night and Monday morning. That’s from another big dip in the jet stream…

That keeps our temps colder than normal through Tuesday, but big changes begin by the middle of the week. A strong southwesterly wind will really boost our temps for the second half of the week. We could make a run at 80 by Friday.

That said, bowing ball systems look to roll across the country, keeping this pattern super active…

Thar setup can lead to some severe weather outbreaks across the region.

Let’s get back to where we are today. I have you set to track this morning’s slushy snow…

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

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-65 MP 92.4
Elizabethtown

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

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

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62

Paducah

I-24 MP 7 @ US62

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

I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
Covington
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

I-75 at MP 23
Corbin

Maysville

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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