Good Wednesday, folks. We have a taste of winter pushing across the commonwealth of Kentucky today. Rain and snow moves through as a storm system heads through the Tennessee Valley. This is normally a path that delivers a good amount of snow to the state. The problem with today’s system is the lack of true cold air in place.
That said… we may see this storm produce just enough cold air for a switch to snow for some areas. It may even come down hard enough to put down a slushy accumulation for a few spots. Temps will be above freezing and ground temps are fairly mild, so a lot of melting will take place.
Here’s what you need to track the action…
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond
View of Downtown
US 60 @ US 127
I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-71/I-75 at I-275
View from Courthouse
Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
The wintry mix will push out of the state late this afternoon into the evening hours.
Our Valentine’s Day forecast looks pretty good with some sunshine and temps in the low 40s. This is when we turn our attention toward an arctic front that moves in on Friday. That front will produce a wave of low pressure that is likely to bring a round of accumulating snows in here late in the day into Friday night.
Snow showers and squalls will then continue into Saturday and Sunday as arctic air spills in. Highs in the 20s and lows in the teens will be common. Gusty winds will make it feel much colder.
I will talk more about that with an update later today. Enjoy today’s ugly mix and take care.