Good Tuesday, folks. It’s a quick-hitting blast of winter hitting parts of central and eastern Kentucky this morning and that’s likely to cause a few travel issues. As conditions improve later today, we focus on wild weather for late this week and into the weekend. It’s a very stormy setup that can bring high water issues.
Let’s start with the morning snow and roll ahead. A corridor of a few inches of wet snow will be likely, but this won’t be terrible widespread. With temps at or just above freezing, this will be a wet snow that may fall hard enough to cause slick roads for a bit. A few inches of snow will be possible in this narrow band…
Here’s your regional radar to track the action…
Whatever snow falls will melt away pretty quickly this afternoon as sunny skies return and temps reach the 40s.
Wednesday is a chilly, but sunny day and you should probably soak it up because things go downhill from there. This is a setup we have been highlighting for a while now and it looks ugly through next week. Here’s a breakdown:
- Scattered showers and storms develop on Thursday and this action will increase into Friday, especially across central and western Kentucky.
- Rounds of showers and storms then work in from Friday night through Saturday night, bringing a flood and flash flood risk.
- Several inches of rain may fall across western and central Kentucky.
- A few strong to severe storms will be possible on Saturday.
- High winds of greater than 50mph will be possible Saturday and Saturday night.
- Near record high temps are possible on Saturday, especially across eastern Kentucky. That’s where temps can reach 70.
- After a break on Sunday, another heavy rain and thunderstorm maker looks to return for Monday and Tuesday. Another system may follow that up a few days later.
I mentioned the winds as being a big time player. Check out the forecast gusts…
Mountain Parkway near Slade
Make it a good one and take care.