Arctic Front Brings More Snow

Good evening, everyone. Periods of snow are about to blow back into the bluegrass state, as an arctic front sweeps in from the northwest. The front arrives late on our MLK holiday, but a period of snow will precede it, with another right behind it.

Before we get to all that, let’s give it up to the power of a snowpack. Temps this morning went below zero in many areas, with a -10 showing up on the Kentucky Mesonet map…

We can say whatever we want about the snows missing us or underachieving, but the cold has been nothing short of incredible this winter.

Speaking of snow, it’s on the way for the next few days. The first surge of light snow moves in tonight across the western, central and northern parts of the state. This is an area already under a Winter Weather Advisory…

Farther east and southeast will be included in that advisory later tomorrow into Tuesday. Here’s regional radar to track the initial flakes…

Once that passes through, the arctic front dives in from the northwest Monday afternoon and evening. That will have a nice band of snow along and behind it. Much of the state picks up a general 1″-3″ through Tuesday morning. That front will slow down across the southeast, potentially leading to some enhanced snows that can exceed 3″.

Travel conditions go downhill quickly, especially with the band of snow behind the front.

Temps tank on Tuesday with readings in the low and middle teens, and wind chills around zero or below. The models underplayed the cold on the snowpack this morning, and will likely do it again in the coming days. Still, they are already seeing zero or below numbers…

Wind chill numbers will be way below zero at times from Tuesday through Wednesday.

The bitter cold eases later in the week, with a big mild surge on the way for the weekend. That’s when temps can make another run at the 60s…

That’s ahead of another cold front moving through here in about a week from now…

That can give us showers and storms, with flip to flakes in just a few hours time.

I will see you guys tonight for another update. Make it a good one and take care.


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13 Responses to Arctic Front Brings More Snow

  1. Bob says:

    Could the mountains get 4 or more with this set up? I say yes because I’ve seen it happen ALOT over the years.

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Here’s hoping we all see some snow out of this next one. We will see. The band to the West looks pretty good now. Stay warm everyone!

  3. J. says:

    Hoping for a decent snowfall for the southeast… however, I also hope Chris won’t be attacked if it doesn’t pan out.

  4. Andy Rose says:

    .Chris doesn’t get attacked

  5. Spencerlady says:

    Thanks for all that you do, Chris!!

  6. Dawnp007 says:

    Snow, snow, and snow! Thanks, Chris.

  7. Nasdaq says:

    Might just be an overachiever for SE KY, this is shaping up to be our biggest snow for quite some time (yes, its been that bad)

  8. Tom says:

    You have to like tonight’s NAM…lot of 2-4 inch snow amounts across eastern Ky. Confirms the earlier GFS. Read the writeups from Jackson and Lville nws about the jet feature and how it will affect snow totals…worth reading!

  9. Rolo says:

    2-4 for Clay county east and South east some high towards the SE border counties. Going be some nice enhancement tomm night.

  10. Robn lynn says:

    Well I for 1 am hoping Berea gets at least 3 but I would definitely take more. We need a good snow here..

  11. MarkLex says:

    I hope for 2 inches

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