Good Wednesday, everyone. Another arctic front is ready to blast the bluegrass state with a reinforcing shot of bitterly cold temps and some snow showers. This comes as part of an historic winter pattern across much of the country.
This is one of the more amazing winter patterns you are ever going to see across the lower 48 and it’s producing a major winter storm across the southeast. This storm will then turn into a blizzard across the northeast…
That is one amazing looking storm as it wraps up. You may see this thing take on an eye-looking feature on Thursday. Wow.
That storm obviously misses us, but our arctic front and ensuring strong northwest flow, will produce some snow showers. My thoughts on the potential have not changed…
Light accumulations are very possible from this evening into Thursday, especially across central and eastern Kentucky. With the bitterly cold temps, you won’t need very much moisture to produce snows… Similar to what happened on New Year’s Eve.
The front itself may have a line of snow showers or squalls along it as it approaches the state from the northwest…
Bitterly cold temps come in behind this front. Here’s a breakdown:
- Temps by Thursday morning drop into the single digits, with wind chills going below zero.
- Friday and Saturday mornings look brutal with lows from -5 to +5. Wind chills from -5 to -15 will be possible.
- Highs will generally run in the teens through Saturday.
There’s one more chance for some flakes to fly, with a disturbance passing through on Friday.
I’m closely watching the late Sunday into Monday setup for the potential for a mixed bag of weather that can create icy conditions. Regardless of precipitation type, a frozen ground is going to come into play.
I’ve mentioned a colder solution showing up on the models, and the Canadian is trying to blow this up into more of a true winter event…
We shall see about that, but the frozen ground has me concerned. You will also notice the snow coming behind that system, as arctic air dives back in.
Another winter weather system comes in right behind that one.
I will have your usual round of updates coming later today, so check back. Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.