Good Friday to one and all. Snow showers and squalls will kick into high gear today and can cause some travel issues across the area. This is the first of two snow makers to impact the region over the next few days. Let’s break it down…
– We start the day with a few snow showers that can cause some travel issues. Winds will be gusty with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s.
– Snow showers and squalls will intensify as an intense upper level low scoots across the region this afternoon. These bands of snow can drop a quick inch and reduce visibilities to near zero at times. Roads can become slick in an instant.
– This is the type of setup that can produce some thunder and lightning with the heaviest squalls. Yep… you read that correctly. We’ll see if it can actually do it.
– Temps will drop into the upper teens and low 20s by early this evening. Wind chills hit 0 to 5 above this evening and overnight. Ouch!
– The next system dives in late Saturday into Saturday night and should produce a swath of light snow. Here’s the view from the NAM:
– That looks like another light snowfall across the region. Winds will be super gusty and that can help cause additional travel problems.
– Arctic air returns late Monday into Tuesday and may give us single digit lows by the middle of the week to go along with a few snow chances.
– A harsh pattern is still expected for the final week of January into early February. This will likely feature another visit from the polar vortex to go along with above normal snowfall.
Let’s get back to tracking what we have out there today…
I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington
I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond
US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort
US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort
I-75 at MP 36 London
I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington
I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville
I will have updates as needed. Have a good day and take care.