Snow Showers Continue

Good afternoon, folks. Snow showers and arctic cold temps continue on our MLK Day. For winter weather lovers, this isn’t much snow, but it’s certainly better than what you’ve been suffering through. Once we get through this touch of winter, we focus on a late week system.

Today’s snow showers are coming on our strong northwesterly wind. This arctic cold flow is usually good for some light coatings and that’s what we’ve been seeing and will continue to see. Slick roads are also a good bet under the heaviest snow showers. Track away…

Lexington


Louisville

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Georgetown

Frankfort

Pine Mountain

Mt. Vernon

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pikeville

Temps are coming in on the under and will likely stay in the low and middle 20s for many. Gusty winds will make it feel like the teens.

Temps stay seasonally cold through the week as we wait on our next system to show up. One low is going to run into our region with another low developing to our east Friday into Saturday. For folks who want snow, you want the lead low to be VERY weak with the second low to be much stronger. The trend is heading in that direction, but we will be walking a fine line with rain to snow.

The Canadian has the best look for snow lovers…

The GFS continues to show up much farther south than earlier runs…

Right now, this looks like rain arriving on Friday with an increasing potential for rain to snow Saturday. Can we get some snow on the ground? That’s certainly possible, but depends on exactly when and where the second low forms and takes control.

I will have another update this evening. Until then, make it a good one and take care.


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15 Responses to Snow Showers Continue

  1. BubbaG says:

    Better than getting ice, so call it a win.

  2. Mike S says:

    …and the Canadian is the least reliable. Not necessarily the best option.

  3. Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

    It will likely end with some light wet snow.

  4. Mike S says:

    No surprise here. All locations that I follow in Kentucky are now running behind last year’s total to date.

  5. Bobt says:

    Felt an earthquake down here in the Southeast part of state.

  6. c-BIV says:

    Here in Kentucky, we have been reduced to tracking flurries for a possible dusting of snow.
    Check out those cameras. The flurries are coming down!

  7. Jimbo says:

    I’ve more flurries in my area today but no accumulation. I guess this is another feeble attempt by Old Man Winter to show he is still on life support.

  8. Teacher T says:

    Felt earthquake in Irvine!

  9. Jimbo says:

    Today is the 42nd anniversary of the big Southern WV snowstorm of 1978. Biggest storm of my school years and was primarily the reason I love snow and Winter to this day. It was unique because it was totally unpredicted, even the day it hit. A flash flood watch was in effect the day it started. It began and ended as snow. All 19 inches of it. Never see a heavy rainstorm turn out to be a snowstorm in this area anymore.

  10. Melva says:

    Had some festive flakes most of the day. Very beautiful day, like being in a snow globe. No accumulation though

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