Good evening, folks. Our winter weather maker is pressing into the region from west to east, setting the stage for icy roads, sidewalks and parking lots to develop overnight. That will then take us through the first half, at least, of Monday.
I haven’t seen anything to change my overall thought process on the possibilities with this event…
Temps will drop as precipitation moves in, leading to a mix of freezing rain, snow, sleet and rain. Ground and road temps are still deep into the 20s, so anything that falls will turn into ice, regardless of the air temp.
The late day GFS was just a smidge colder, leading to the model showing a slightly better snow signal…
The NAM continues to show all forms of precipitation, with a heavier emphasis on freezing rain. The map below is not a pure snow map, but instead, shows more of the winter weather potential…
I think that is overdone across western Kentucky.
Travel conditions go downhill overnight and early Monday, especially across central and eastern Kentucky. Untreated roads, sidewalks, and parking lots may become skating rinks.
I continue to keep a close eye on the late week system, and the ensuring setup behind it into early next week. There’s an increased threat for some kind of Ohio Valley winter storm…
Let’s get through this first mess, then we can concentrate more on that potential.
I have you guys all set to track, but please use caution with the precipitation coding on radars. They’re not going to fully capture the location and different forms of precipitation. Also, don’t be fooled by the air thermometer when traveling. Roads can still be icy with temps above freezing.
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
I-64 at KY-801
I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
US 60 @ US 127
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
I-64 at KY-801
I-65 MP 92.4
Louie B Nunn MP 3
Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
I-24 MP 4 @ US 60
I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
I will see you guys back here for the late night update. Enjoy your evening and take care.