Good Friday and welcome to the frozen tundra of Kentucky. A serious blast of arctic air invaded the state with a bang last night. Thundersnow was reported in many areas of central and eastern Kentucky as our mini blizzard worked through here. A general 1″-3″ (locally higher for some in the east ) of snow caused roads to become snow covered and they remain so early this morning.
The big story of today is the arctic wind and cold. But, the story of the weekend will be additional snow makers dropping in from the northwest.
Let’s break it down…
– Temps this morning will start out in the high single digits and low teens. Wind chills will be 0 to -10 and that’s in the danger category.
– A few snow showers and flurries will be possible today as highs reach the upper teens and low 20s. It will never feel that warm because of the gusty winds.
– A clipper moves in on Saturday and this is likely to bring a swath of light snow back into central and eastern parts of the state. A second system dives in for Sunday and will bring another round of snow into the same areas. Combine those two systems with a strong northwesterly wind flow and you can get several inches of snow for some areas.
– The GFS snowfall map through Sunday night shows the concern…
– I’m not going to sit here and be wishy-washy… a strong northwesterly wind flow combining with a couple of systems can produce those types of snow totals.
– The pattern into the first half of next week looks to feature another clipper or two.
I will update the weekend snow chances in greater detail coming later today. Make it a great start to February and take care.