Monthly Archives: February 2020

Time posted: 12:19 pm

One More Round Of Light Snow Moves In

Good afternoon, folks. Our first round of light snow is moving away from southeastern Kentucky with the next round rolling in from the northwest. This has a better chance at putting light snow down this evening. From there, the focus of the forecast continues to be on the increasing potential for heavy rain next week.

This band of evening light snow continues to show up better as we get closer. All models have a stripe of accumulating snow with this, but they vary on placement…

GFS

HI RES NAM

HRRR

Travel could get a little tricky for some later this evening. I will have your tracking tools in a bit.

My thoughts on the system next week have not changed. Rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms look to move across Kentucky. Showers start this off on Monday, with Tuesday and Wednesday the prime times for the heaviest rain.

Here’s the area I’ve been targeting for several days now…

The latest rainfall forecast from the WPC looks very similar…

The new run of the GFS keep spitting out some unsettling numbers across the state…

That could get ugly if it verifies. Ugh.

I’ve got the very latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and will have another KWC update this evening. Until then, I’ve got you all set to track this next round of light snow…

Lexington


Louisville

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Covington area

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E-town

Winchester

Maysville

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Mt. Vernon

London

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Enjoy the afternoon and take care.

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Time posted: 1:37 am

Tracking A Little Bit Of Light Snow

Good Friday, everyone. We’ve made it to the end of the week, but we have a few more rounds of light snow impacting the region. We are emphasizing the word ‘light’ in all this. 🙂 Once into the weekend, tings look better, but next week could get pretty ugly. That’s when rounds of storms and heavy rain roll across the region.

Let’s begin with the first round of light snow out there this morning. This will put down some very light accumulations, but not for everyone. Coatings will be possible with a little more possible in the southeastern part of the state.

Here’s where the Winter Weather Advisory is…

If some areas pick up on a little snow this morning, it’s likely gone pretty quickly as we break out into some sun with temps going above freezing.

The next round of light snow moves in by evening and may put down additional light accumulations, especially across the southeast. That could cause some travel issues as temps drop into the upper teens and low 20s behind it overnight.

Saturday is a mainly clear day with temps ranging from the upper 30s to middle 40s.

Sunday is the most awesome day in a while. Highs reach 60-65 under a partly sunny sky. Make sure to enjoy every minute of it because things go downhill in a hurry by Monday. That’s when showers move back in here ahead of a concerning setup for Tuesday and Wednesday,

Rounds of showers and strong storms will come at us during this time, leading to the potential for flooding. Here’s the area I’ve been highlighting for several days now…

The GFS continues to show the heavy rain potential…

Ugh.

I will have your usual updates later today, so y’all come back. Until then, here are your morning tracking tools…

Lexington


Louisville

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Covington area

http://www.trimarc.org/images/milestone/CCTV_06_75_1908.jpg

http://www.trimarc.org/images/milestone/CCTV_06_471_0045.jpg

E-town

Winchester

Maysville

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Mt. Vernon

London

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 7:37 pm

More Light Snow Ahead

Good evening, gang. We have two more rounds of light snow to go through from late tonight through Friday evening. Both rounds may cause travel issues to develop once again. Once all the winter weather ends, it’s all about the rounds of strong storms and heavy rainfall for next week.

The first round of light snow develops from northwest to southeast later tonight. This will put down light accumulations of snow just in time for morning commute, with the next round arriving Friday evening. Each of those may put down enough to cause some issues.

As we found out last night, it doesn’t take much to have big impacts. Unfortunately, we still can’t get Winter Weather Advisories to be impact driven instead of purely about criteria. Each year, we are all told this will be the year the advisories are driven by impact, yet it never happens.

Here’s the current Winter Weather Advisory that only includes 3 counties in the southeast…

My current call for snowfall looks like this…

Again, this is for both waves. The first wave melts in the morning before some melting, then the next round arrives with light accumulations in the evening.

The models are showing what they think will fall from both systems combined…

NAM

GFS

HRRR

Here’s your regional radar to watch the action develop to our north and west…

The weather turns much better for Saturday and Sunday with temps in the upper 30s to middle 40s to finish February. The first day of March finds temps reaching 60-65 for most under a mostly sunny sky.

As you know, I’ve been really sounding the alarm on the potential for big storms and flooding rains next week. The European Model is just flat our scary with the rainfall forecast…

The GFS is just a little farther southeast with the heaviest corridor…

That could get ugly, folks. We will continue to watch the entire region…

Have a great evening and take care.

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