Daily Archives: April 16, 2018

Time posted: 7:29 pm

Monday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. Winter continues to throw punches at us, with snow showers and squalls rolling across the state today. This was actually a pretty impressive system given the time of year. As we look forward, it has to get better. Right?

Snow showers will slowly diminish this evening, but some light accumulations will still be possible. That’s especially the case across the Eastern Kentucky mountains. As that action moves away and skies clear, get ready for a hard freeze. Lows tonight hit the middle and upper 20s…

Temps rebound quickly by the afternoon, with highs reaching the 60s for many. That comes as our winds become westerly then southwesterly, ushering in a mild day on Wednesday…

That’s ahead of another system coming in Wednesday night. This could touch off a broken band of showers and storms…

Much colder air comes back into play on Thursday. Readings may not get out of the 40s for highs.

The next storm system still looks to arrive later this weekend. It’s a bowling ball looking storm, with Kentucky as one of the pins…

That system continues to trend slower with the arrival time, and is also trending farther south. That could make for an interesting setup into the first half of next week as another cold shot dives into the country. Sigh.

Speaking of… Let’s do some tracking…

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

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 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:31 am

Another Small Taste Of Winter

Good Monday, everyone. Old Man Winter continues to overstay his welcome, bringing another round of snow showers to the region today. This goes along with temps that are obscenely below normal for the middle of April. I’m still trying to find the start of true spring, but it’s rather elusive.

Today’s snow showers come at us on a strong northwesterly flow. There’s a chance for some slushy light accumulations on elevated surfaces early today, but much of the flake action melts. This isn’t a big snow deal, except for the time of year. Highs this afternoon will only top out in the upper 30s to low 40s. Wind chills will make it feel like it’s below freezing for much of the day. I will get your tracking tools in a moment.

Tuesday starts with a hard freeze as temps hit the 20s… Again. The afternoon looks much better with highs in the 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday is windy and warm with highs in the 70s. Clouds will increase in the afternoon as a cold front drops in from the northwest. That may touch off scattered showers and storms by Wednesday night, with colder air settling in for Thursday..

Highs on Thursday may stay in the 40s.

After a quick rebound in temps to end the week, our focus turns toward another bowling ball looking system heading our way. That rolls in this weekend, but the models are starting to trend a little more south with it…

The overall pattern across much of the country continues to be skewed colder than normal through the rest of the month. Here’s the CFS through the final day of April…

With normal temps continuing to climb with each passing day, below normal doesn’t mean true winter stuff, it just means ugly for this time of year. Some milder days will be noted, but you get the idea about the overall picture.

I will have another update later today, so check back. For now, let’s track some flakes…

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

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 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Make it a good one and take care.

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