Daily Archives: January 30, 2019

Time posted: 7:41 pm

Tracking Light Snow and Bitter Cold

Good evening, folks. It’s another bitterly cold night taking for the bluegrass state with temps and wind chills below zero for many areas. There’s also another band of arctic snows working across the west and south, and that may cause slick travel conditions.

Here’s the area I’m targeting for tonight’s light snow…

It won’t take much to cover roads and cause slick travel. As I said before last night’s snowfall… A Winter Weather Advisory would be more than justified.

While Thursday isn’t as cold as today, a messy system moves in Thursday night into Friday. This is likely to mean a third straight day of school closings in many areas. As I mentioned earlier, the models are going to struggle with low-level arctic cold. That leads to colder air hanging tougher, leading to a better snow and freezing rain risk.

The models are slowly picking up on more and more of an initial snow threat…

GFS

New GFS

Slick travel conditions are increasingly likely, especially early on Friday.

From there, milder air surges in here for the weekend and early next week. Temps will make a run at 60 during this time, but a few showers and thunderstorms will be noted.

This setup isn’t going to last very long. Arctic air takes control of the pattern again for the second half of next week. Can we get storm system to develop along this next surge of arctic air? Maybe. The new GFS says so…

The numbers behind that front take us back to being much, much colder than normal…

I leave you with your evening weather trackers…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Louisville

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E-town

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Bowling Green

Paducah

Fort Campbell

Kentucky/Tennessee border on I-65

Have a great evening and take care.

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