Monday Evening Update

Good evening, gang. The change to winter is underway from west to east across Kentucky. This is complete with crashing temps and a band of light snow working in. This band of light snow will then give way to snow showers and a few squalls over the next day or so.

Low pressure is working across the state tonight, with cold air and a band of snow coming in behind it. This can put down some slushy accumulations in some areas through early Tuesday. With temps dropping into the 20s, a few slick spots can develop…

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd.
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

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

A strong northwesterly flow will then kick in tonight through Tuesday night. That should produce a few bands of snow showers and squalls diving in from the northwest. The super hi-res NAM shows a plume of action coming straight off Lake Michigan and into central and eastern Kentucky…

That may especially kick in on Tuesday evening, and those bands can be underplayed a bit by the models.

Highs tomorrow and Wednesday may not get above freezing for some areas. Lows hit the teens Wednesday and Thursday.

This is a far cry from a historic blizzard ready to shutdown the mid-Atlantic states into New England. A general one to two feet of snow will fall with winds gusting near 50mph in that part of the world.

It’s overdone, but it’s fun to look at one of the snowfall forecasts using the Kuchera algorithm…

The cold coming in behind this is going to be absurd for this time of year. We should easily be in the teens for lows Wednesday and Thursday, with the Canadian model still showing near record breaking temps…

Temps recover a bit by the end of the week, but another ugly weather maker moves in late Friday and Saturday. This should have some rain for Friday with some rain and snow on Saturday…

Told ya this was going to be one ugly pattern!

Will it end? The European Model tries to warm us up a bit, but watch the cold try to overwhelm the pattern again next week…

Make it a great day and take care.

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11 Responses to Monday Evening Update

  1. Terry says:

    About 1/2 inch here in Florence so far…yes, I leave Harlan for business and yet again have some weather to talk about…2 weeks ago up here, I witnessed some nasty wind damage…always see more weather to talk about it seems when getting away from SE KY!

  2. Lucy says:

    New England has our blizzard. They are so competitive-lol!

  3. Cristy says:

    I wished Kentucky got more snow, barely any snow this season. Bring on the snow. I want a nice white blizzard.

  4. Melva says:

    Totally bummed that we’re missing out on this 🙁

    • Ricvice says:

      Again, and again and again! And we get the ol freeze warning( I think that’s the only warnings we have had this season). If we aren’t going get any snowfall, please come on spring,stop our languishing in the cold rain while watching the snow fall about every where but here.

  5. which way is the wind blowing says:

    The only thing we’re gaining out of this, is the extermination or genocide of unwanted pests.

  6. Ruth says:

    Can’t help but wonder….are there any more snow chances, or is this old man winters last hurrah? AKA, the last chance Kentucky gets snow jipped?

  7. Virgil says:

    LOL we have 2 years in a row of Winters filled with sub zero temps and snow storms that drop snow measured in feet and people act like they are snow deprived..

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