Good afternoon everyone. We have a nasty storm system pushing into the state this afternoon and it will bring a round of ice, mix and heavy rain to much of the state. I’m becoming more and more concerned many areas will get in on a moderate period of freezing rain. This could lead to a decent ice event for some areas.
The soundings strongly suggest freezing rain, but are close to showing more of a mix of sleet and freezing rain. The more sleet, the better. That stuff just bounces around. Freezing rain collects on everything.
Temps this afternoon are doing what we expected… running way below what the models are forecasting. Another thing to keep in mind is we have now been below freezing for much of the past few days. That has allowed the ground and road temps to come way down.
A Winter Weather Advisory is out for parts of the state, though I don’t think nearly enough counties are included in this. A Flood Watch has also been issued across far southeastern Kentucky. Here’s a look…
I suspect the National Weather Service will be expanding that advisory to include several more counties. This may even become a borderline Winter Storm Warning if the freezing rain threat is realized.
I will have updates as needed on the blog and on WKYT-TV. It’s a Severe Weather Alert Day and that means I will be giving you live updates, at least, every hour.
Have a great rest of the day and take care.