Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Time posted: 7:50 pm

Wednesday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Heavy rain is changing to a mix and snow from west to east as temps crash behind a cold front. This system continues to be fairly well behaved, but the precip Is showing signs of slowing down a little. That may give areas of central and eastern Kentucky a little shot at snow.

I really have no changed to my forecast with coatings up to 2″ amounts in some areas. The Weather Prediction Center continues to give a slight risk for 4″ snows into much of central and eastern Kentucky tonight…

 

That sets up a family feud within the NOAA family. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a slight risk of 4″ snows from the WPC, while the local NWS offices don’t even have a Winter Weather Advisory.

Obviously, I’m kind of in the middle and do expect an impact on travel tonight with a freeze up and a coating to 2″ of snow on top of it. As we have seen many times before, it doesn’t take much around here to cause issues.

A northwest flow develops behind our snow band early Thursday and that may keep some snow showers and flurries going through the morning hours. After a break in the afternoon, an arctic front drops in Thursday evening with a band of light snow and snow showers. That can also cause a few issues.

Temps by Friday morning hit the single digits for some…

Wind chills will be below zero during this time in many areas.

A couple more light snow systems work across the region this weekend. The one with the most potential is Saturday night and Sunday.

The mother load of bitterly cold air then drops into the country early next week. This may cause a healthy band of snow to develop in our region, with the majority of it falling in the arctic air behind another front Monday night and Tuesday…

Check out the morning lows behind that…

Ouch!

I leave you with your Wednesday evening tracking toys…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

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I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

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

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

Paducah


I-24 @ US 60 MP 4


I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Make it a good one and take care.

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