Winter Weather Returns

Good Wednesday, everyone. Old Man Winter is returning to the bluegrass state today as we track rain changing to snow this afternoon and evening. Behind that comes a couple of clippers to finish out the rest of February. We are likely to, at least, see snows flying on the final 4 days of the month. That would mark the most consecutive days with flakes of the entire winter.

Here are some quick thoughts on where we go with all this:

  • Rain this morning will switch to light snow from west to east this afternoon and evening.
  • Minor accumulations show up as snow showers kick in overnight and early Thursday. The higher ground of the southeast will do better than the rest of the area. Coatings up to an inch are possible on grassy and elevated surfaces, especially.
  • With Thursday morning temps in the 20s, slick spots may cause some delays and cancellations. If you do get some accumulations, it’s gone by the afternoon.
  • The next light snow maker arrives from the west and northwest Thursday night and early Friday. The timing on this could make for a messy morning commute. An inch or so of snow may fall from this system. Much of that may melt away later in the day.
  • Another light snow maker works in on Saturday, but doesn’t look as much of a problem as the Friday one. Still, minor accumulations will be possible for the 4th day in a row for some.

In terms of snowfall, remember we get melting between each light snow event through Saturday. The model output is showing how much snow falls during this entire time and is not showing actual snow depth.

Here’s the NAM through Friday night…

GFS

Canadian

EURO

As we flip the calendar to March on Sunday, temps take off in a hurry and may push 60. 60s are likely much of next week and that’s when we will be on guard for some big storm and heavy rains.

I will have updates later today and I have you all set to track the winter weather into the region…

Bowling Green

E-town

Louisville

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Lexington


Covington area

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Florence

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Georgetown

Frankfort

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

Mt. Vernon

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Make it a good one and take care.


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5 Responses to Winter Weather Returns

  1. Virgil E says:

    Just gotta get to Sunday… No Problem!

    • Bobt says:

      It would be hard to write a better script. A little bit of winter finally shows up, but it gets out of town for the first day of Meteorological spring. At least March is starting out on a good note as far as temperatures are concerned. After sitting through a winter that never started the last thing I wanted was for spring not to arrive when it should.

  2. TennMark says:

    A tornado drill is scheduled for this morning as part of Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.
    https://www.weather.gov/ohx/swaw2020

    Kentucky’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 1-7.

    Also, Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Day is this Saturday Feb 29 for those that are convenient to Nashville. Fun activities for the whole family. This year’s SWAD will be held at Trevecca Nazarene University.
    https://www.weather.gov/ohx/SWAD2020

  3. Illinois Mike says:

    Around 2 inches of snow accumulated through most of the Chicago area, mainly on gra*s*s*y areas with the snow ending a few hours ago.

    It was basically a continuous light snow from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, but temps did not drop below freezing until after midnight, and that limited accumulations, especially on the pavement. The quarter-inch or so that was on the pavement melted after the snow ended and the sun broke through.

    The two inches is a far cry from the six inches they were predicting over the weekend. The low wound up going much further south than originally expected, and the computer models and forecasts had a hard time accounting for this.

  4. BubbaG says:

    If you ever wanted even more proof KY is thre fence, look at the maps. More salt than snow FTW!

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