Daily Archives: February 27, 2020

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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Time posted: 12:28 pm

Another Round Of Light Snow Ahead

Good afternoon, folks. Snow showers and flurries are finally winding down across the region as we turn our attention toward another light snow maker for Friday. Once we get rid of this, it’s full steam ahead toward a busy first week of March. Spring temps, the potential for strong storms and heavy rainfall will dominate the the opening of the third month of the year.

Snow showers and squalls last night caused travel issues this morning, but conditions are improving. Flurries and snow showers continue to decrease this afternoon…

The light snow maker coming Friday is looking even lighter. One round comes in the morning with another round in the evening. Snowfall totals of coatings to 1″ show up in areas of central Kentucky, with a couple inches possible across southeastern Kentucky. Here’s the GFS:

Saturday continues to look better as temps climb into the upper 30s and low 40s across the central and east, with mid 40s west.

Sunday is the absolute best day of the next week. Highs jump deep into the 60s with a partly sunny sky.

This brings us to the interesting part of the weather story. Showers move in for Monday with temps again making a run into the low 60s. This is ahead of a potent looking setup that could throw waves of thunderstorms and heavy rain at us. Strong storms are possible and rainfall could be excessive. Here’s the area I’m initially highlighting…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm today with another KWC update this evening. Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:00 am

A Little Snow Before Issues Next Week

Good Thursday, everyone. Winter weather continues to show up over the next few days, but it’s nothing we can’t handle. The one thing we may have some issues with is a lot of rain and even the chance for strong storms as we head into next week.

Our day starts with snow showers winding down across the state, but they will leave behind some very light accumulations. A few snow squalls are even covering roads, so we are likely to see a few delays and cancellations.

Temps recover into the 30s this afternoon with skies becoming partly sunny.

Our Friday light snow makers are just that… Light. The timing on them may have a morning impact then one in the evening. The  best chance appears to be across the southern and southeastern parts of the state…

Saturday starts cold with flurries ending in the east. By the afternoon, it’s mostly sunny with temps in the upper 30s to low 40s.

March arrives like a glorious lamb on Sunday with plenty of sun and temps rebounding into the 60s…

Mild temps will continue through the middle of next week, but things are looking to turn very stormy. As a matter of fact, it’s a pattern that can deliver rounds of strong storms and heavy rain to  most of our region…

That’s a potent looking setup that can see our temps hitting 70 ahead of the system and then 20s behind it. That chill shouldn’t last long with a bigger warm up coming right after that.

I will have your usual updates later in the day. Until then, here are your early day flake trackers…

Lexington


Louisville

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Covington area

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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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