Tracking A Wintry Mix

Good Thursday everyone and thanks for dropping by KWC. A winter storm is blasting the middle part of the country today and this system will have an impact on our weather. A mixed bag of precipitation will move eastward across the state today into tonight. This could be just enough to cause a few problems before we see a switch to rain later tonight and Friday morning.

Here’s a breakdown of what I’m expecting…

– Western Kentucky will see the wintry mix early today and that will likely be in the form of sleet and freezing rain with a few snowflakes. Some travel troubles are possible in this area.

– Central and eastern Kentucky will see thickening clouds into the afternoon with highs in the low to mid 30s.

– A mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain and some snow will overspread the state late afternoon into the evening. That will continue into the overnight. Here’s a look at what I’m expecting…


– That may be enough to cause some icy spots on area roads… especially bridges and overpasses.

– Temps will rise quickly by Friday morning and thermometers will surge well into the 50s during the day on a gusty southwesterly wind. A leftover shower will be possible.

The rest of the weekend will find colder air filtering in for Saturday as a big storm cranks along the east coast. That could throw a chilly shower into our region at some point during the day. A chilly wind will blow as highs come down into the upper 30s and low 40s for Saturday with mid and upper 40s Sunday.

Our next storm will move our way by Monday and Tuesday and will usher in another dramatic change. Showers and a rumble of thunder will be possible ahead of this system on Monday. Much colder air will then sweep in Monday night and Tuesday as some snow starts to fly. More on that in over the next few days.

I leave you with some tracking toys…

Current Temperatures

I will have updates as needed. Have a terrific Thursday and take care.

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19 Responses to Tracking A Wintry Mix

  1. spencerlady says:

    Another possible rain maker instead of snow. Bring on spring and warmer temps!

  2. Joey Wilson says:

    Chris seems more than ready for spring. Short write-ups these days. That’s OK because I’m tired of the cold rain too.

    • WendyT says:

      Short write-ups because they’re just repeats from past systems. We warm up, it rains, cold air never catches the moisture, no snow just gets dang cold……over and over this winter.

      My prediction: No more accumulating snow chances this year. We may see some flakes here and there, but the big one ain’t coming in 2013.

      (I hope I’m wrong, but I doubt it)

  3. Bobt says:

    Say it ain’t so. Another cold in between weekend in Kentucky. Been stuck in the bad weather weekend rut for a while now. Been stuck in winter to Spring transition weather for two months now. Can’t have winter and can’t have Spring in Kentucky. If you enjoy a forty degree cold rain, move to Kentucky. Depressing stuff.

  4. BubbaG says:

    I am waiting for CB to pull a Squidward like in The Magic Conch episode of Spongebob and finally bow with knees on the ground:

    All hail the magic dome!

  5. sue(flatwoods ky) says:

    15 deg this morn! Just wish we cld get snow out of this instead of rain/mix!

  6. Woodsman says:

    Map makes no sense to me. Brief mix and rain east of KY even though it’s colder and under a winter weather advisory as well?

  7. Mark says:

    Looks like we will escape the worst icy mess this time. What relatively little ice some areas might get will soon melt, although of course even a little ice can be treacherous.

    But northern Arkansas could be very hard hit. Perhaps like 2009 in much of our area, like Lexington in 2003 and Nashville/Memphis in 1994. Wouldn’t wish an inch plus of ice on anyone, not even any worst enemy.

    Wouldn’t be surprising if Arkansas electric companies helped KY and TN recover from their previous ice storms. Now perhaps some KY/TN power companies will send crews to northern Arkansas to return the favor.

  8. Wildcat502 says:

    Louisville Mets were saying there arent any major snows on the horizon for the next couple of weeks. That would get us to the second week of March. With this, I would say our snow chances now are slim to none. Even if it did snow, it would be gone the next day. What happened to our major snow events the last few years?? I`m 51 so I remember cold and snowy winters.

  9. sue(flatwoods ky) says:

    if this is going to be a non big deal here then why are we under a winter weather adv, but when we got snow they didnt put us under an adv unlil midnight and we already had snow on the ground and roads were very slick! CRAZY!!!!

  10. Mark says:

    I’ve never seen this. Looking at NWS Little Rock website, now in west central Arkansas (along the Oklahoma border) is a severe t-storm warning in the middle of a Winter Weather Advisory! I knew severe t-storms can happen in relatively cold air, but this?

    36 degrees in Mena AR, light snow, and a severe t-storm warning!

    Weather ain’t boring!

  11. Todd says:

    Just seen where Kansas City is having their first 10 plus inch snow in 20 years, see folks, we are not the only place that goes snowless for long periods!

  12. blizzardtim says:

    Im beginning to wonder if we are gonna get a decent snowstorm this winter or not ?..

  13. MarkLex says:

    I just read the Kansas City discussion.

    This is a hard to believe stat:

    The last time Kansas City received 12 inches or more of snow from a storm was 1962!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously? Over 50 years ago

  14. Todd says:

    I can see Ky getting a big snow about 1 week from now šŸ˜‰

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