Good afternoon, folks. It’s a Winter Storm ALERT for parts of our region through the upcoming weekend. This is a prolonged winter storm that will drop several inches of snow for many, with lighter snows and even rain for other areas.
Let’s begin with the current Winter Weather Alerts…
As of this writing, I think the Winter Storm Warning should be extended just a bit farther south.
Let’s begin with the snow system moving in this afternoon and evening from west to east. I have no substantial changes to the snow ideas with this first round through Saturday morning…
This has the potential to be an overachiever from the Lexington area back toward Louisville and Owensboro. The area where it could underachieve is between Paducah and Bowling Green.
Again, those lines won’t be perfect by any means, but it gives you a general idea of how it may play out. A touch of sleet and freezing rain may mix across parts of the region, but shouldn’t be a big deal.
Let’s get you caught up on what the latest models are seeing through Saturday morning.
Hi Res NAM
Short Range Canadian
The GFS continues to be different with the thermal profiles than the other models. In turn, the model shows more freeing rain…
That’s likely overdone, which would add a little more to the snow totals than what it shows.
The rest of the weekend continues to see the battle zone between rain and snow setting up across the Interstate 64 corridor. Several inches of snow is likely to fall in far northern Kentucky Saturday afternoon, but a few of the models are bringing the snow potential a little farther south Saturday night and Sunday.
The Hi Res NAM snow map has some 4″+ snow amounts Saturday night/Sunday along and north of the BG Parkway and Interstate 64 in central and eastern Kentucky…
The NAM is trying to hot spot an area of 4″+ snows along the 64 corridor of eastern Kentucky…
Again, those are just totals from Saturday night and Sunday.
Here’s your regional radar to track today’s snow in from the west…
Stay tuned for updates. Have a good one and take care.