Good Tuesday evening and Merry Christmas. I told you there would be some long pauses between updates and today featured a lengthy one. When traveling AND working on Christmas… it gets a little tough to update things. But, we are back in the saddle and ready to go.
I don’t really have any changes to my thought process on how things play out. Western Kentucky is facing an all out blizzard that threatens to shut down roads for a time late tonight into Wednesday morning. The area from Louisville to Covington is the one to REALLY keep an eye on. That part of the state is going to end up being super close to getting in on some of the wild stuff.
– Rain moves northward this evening. Temps across the northern half of the state will be cold enough for a mix to develop. Sleet, rain and snow will be likely later tonight from Interstate 64 and north. I expect some slick spots to develop.
– Most areas (outside of western Ky )switch over the a cold rain Wednesday morning. The wild card will be that Covington to Louisville corridor.
– The snow line will work rapidly eastward during the afternoon. It will be snowing across the entire state by early Wednesday evening and there could be a secondary swath of moderate snow developing in central Ky.
– Snow showers and squalls will then take over Wednesday night and Thursday morning for central and eastern Kentucky. Roads should become slick in these areas.
– Winds will gust to near 40mph at times later Tonight through early Thursday.
Here’s a look at my latest call on snowfall…
Again… that area along the Ohio River has me nervous.
Here’s a look at the latest warnings and advisories…
I would expect additional advisories to be issued across the central and east as the picture becomes more clear into Wednesday.
Since I’m working tonight, another update may not come until after midnight. Of course, you can tune in to see my latest thoughts on WKYT-TV at 11.
Merry Christmas and take care.