From Snow To Strong Storms

Good Friday, everyone. We are starting the day with a swath of light snow causing some travel issues, but things improve as the day wears on with temps on the climb. After today, strong thunderstorms, high winds and milder temperatures take center stage.

Snow this morning will be causing travel issues for many areas. Here’s a look at the Winter Weather Advisory for early today…

Temps climb from south to north as the day wears on with showers taking over. Here’s regional radar to track the transition…

The setup for the weekend continues to look very energetic with the potential for strong or severe storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

In addition to the threat for strong or severe storms, high winds are likely to be an issue. Gusts of 50mph or higher will be possible at times Saturday afternoon and evening…

Those winds may cause some issues before all is said and done.

Another potent setup is lurking for the middle and end of next week. That could mean more strong and severe storms with a possible high water threat.

I will hook you up with updates later today. Until then, here are some sky cams to keep you company…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington

Georgetown


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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Have a great day and take care.


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18 Responses to From Snow To Strong Storms

  1. Bobt says:

    Can’t wait for more rain and high water threats. Got to love this new pattern in Kentucky. Would be nice to see that yellow orb in the sky every once in a while.

    • Terry says:

      The heaviest is still predicted barely south of us for the weekend but has trended more north with TN as the bullseye. We will have to watch closely as WPC has us between 2 and 3 inches of rain in far southern/SE KY!

  2. Terry says:

    The Three Kings of No Snow reign supreme in Harlan. All night, 100% virga in the valley with a little bit falling up high, King Virga. King of Too Warm and King Cold Rain will soon take over. Again, I was expecting no snow but it is disgusting to see the same people get more. Hiss and boo, die winter 2019!

    • Schroeder says:

      Same thing here Terry. Big goose egg on the snow.

    • BubbaG says:

      LOL! Unless we are getting wraparound 😉 the map should have been .25” to 1.5”. Even these little snows are less than expected. North Richmond has about .75” and that’s with rounding- nothing on the roads. That said, it might get us almost at 7” for the winter. Winning!

  3. Jimbo says:

    Easily the biggest snow by far in my area, at least two inches and still snowing. Beautiful snow, stuck to everything. Glad I woke up to see it supposed to be rain in a few hours and a distant hours. This was most likely the last of the season. A nice brief little ending to a VERY disappointing Winter.

  4. Jimbo says:

    That should have said distant memory.

  5. Ray says:

    I can say, we at least got a little snow. I was hoping 3 to 4 inches, but oh well, I’ll take what we can get. Ready for spring, but I dread the flooding, and I see that returning in the near future

  6. MarkLex says:

    Another ankle biter in Lexington, but it’s beautiful…. I’m thinking this should bring up to 9 or 9.5 inches for the season…..LOL LOL
    I’m not looking forward to severe weather season. I used to…but not anymore…. with the Twilight Zone world we live in where anything can happen.

  7. Lucy says:

    Heavy snow in Clark Co. IN right now.

  8. Faye says:

    Ugh, took a hard fall in the snow this morning. I took the dog outside to do her business. Usually no big deal to walk in the snow, but this stuff is very slushy and like being on ice, my feet flew out from underneath me. At my age, I don’t take falls like I used to, wrenched my back and I’m going to be sore. So, everyone be careful out there!

  9. justin says:

    we got about half inch of slush in my corner of Pikeville. around 7am this morning it was snowing huge beautiful flakes. lasted about 5 minutes though. although im all in for #teamspring the snow was pretty. 10am now and the snow is melting and its raining fairly steady. sunshine….come out come out wherever you are!!

  10. Dr Wx says:

    2″ at my place in Fayette county. Well at least hot enough for a snow day for the kiddies in school. But the snow has turned over to rain. Rain imagine that.

  11. TennMark says:

    SPC just updated Saturday’s severe outlook. The higher risk area (an Enhanced Risk), which was more confined to northern Mississippi and western Tennessee, now includes western Kentucky. So now towns like Paducah, Murray and Mayfield KY are included with the likes of Memphis TN for a higher chance of severe weather including damaging winds and some tornadoes.

    CB just tweeted about this SPC update.

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