Good Sunday everyone. A winter storm will deliver a glancing blow to the bluegrass state today into tonight. This system has shown a marked southward trend over the last 24 hours and that doesn’t spell good news for snow lovers. Thunderstorms across the south have also been taking a toll on the northward extent of the moisture supply.
This doesn’t mean the state is going to get shut out of snow, it just means the highest totals are now targeted for east Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. Yep… last winter the big storms missed us to the north. Our one shot this winter and the storm decides to go south.
If you have been a regular reader of this site, you know the operation of things. I put out a Winter Storm Threat days in advance of the possibility of a storm and then upgrade to an Alert if it looks like a for sure deal. I did not upgrade this storm and I’m not saying that’s the right or wrong call because I’m writing this before the first flakes even fly. I do expect this to meet winter storm criteria across parts of southeastern Kentucky, but I was never comfortable enough to put out a full-fledged Alert. That’s saying something coming from this gunslinger of a forecaster.
Now, watch this be the one storm I don’t go into alert mode on and it ends up smacking us around.
Don’t forget about the tracking tools at the top of the page. You have radars, current conditions and live cams to help you track this storm. You guys will also become a valuable tracking tool by giving us updates from where you live.
I will drop by with updates through the day. Have a great Sunday and take care.