Time posted: 7:24 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Our weekend is off and running on a seasonally chilly note as clouds dissect the state from north to south. The overall pattern is better for the run up to Thanksgiving, but the pattern after that will find Old Man Winter taking the wheel.

Highs on Saturday will range from the low and mid 40s north to the middle 50s south. Like today, clouds will linger in the north.

Clouds quickly thicken on Sunday with a few showers developing from northwest to southeast. That trend really increase Sunday night into early Monday as a cold front drops in…

Chillier air then settles in behind that through Tuesday, but your travel weather looks to be in pretty good shape in the lead up to Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day continues to look dry, but a storm system may not be too far behind that into Black Friday…

Next weekend may wind up trending colder as we get closer, so that’s something for us to keep a close eye on. This will kick off a VERY cold and wintry looking pattern for the final week of November. The European Ensembles get this started late next weekend…

Watch how that trough deepens on top of us into the following week…

Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:26 am

A Bit Of A Break Ahead

Good Friday, everyone. Wow! That’s about all I can say about the last week of weather across the bluegrass state. 7 of the last 8 days featured winter precipitation, including significant ice and accumulating snows. As we head into the weekend, the winter pattern starts to back off just a bit, but I’m already eyeing another winter lovers setup later in the month and early December.

Let’s start with today and roll ahead. A few flurries may be noted across the east very early today, with partly sunny skies taking over. I’m going to watch northern Kentucky to see if we can get a sneaky sprinkle or snow flurry to develop this afternoon, but most stay dry. Temp[s range from the 30s north to 40s south.

Sunday is a windy day as a weak cold front approaches from the northwest. This may bring a few showers by the end of the day. with a rain or snow shower Sunday night…

Colder air comes in behind that front for Monday and the flow has some sneaky cold it for the run up to Thanksgiving. Temps won’t be as cold as what we have been seeing, but that doesn’t mean they still won’t be below normal…

That current call is for mainly dry weather into Thanksgiving Day, but the setup makes me a littler nervous into the rest of the weekend. Temps will turn milder, but rain may become a player before all is said and done.

The milder few days won’t last long as the pattern is already screaming “look out below”! The signal for final week of November is for some serious blocking to go up, allowing for another cold and wintry period to begin…

GFS Ensembles

European Ensembles

With our winter preview coming to an end, the main show is going to try to lock in by the end of the month and into early December.

I will shoot you another update later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 12:38 pm

Light Snow Takes Over

Good afternoon, folks. Light snow is the name of the weather game for the rest of the day into tonight as our upper low swings across the bluegrass state. This should put down light accumulations along the way and create slick spots on area roads.

That band of snow will increase as it works into central and eastern Kentucky through early evening. Accumulations should range from a half inch up to 2″ on a few spots. Here are a few of the model forecasts through tonight…

GFS

NAM

Hi Res NAM

With temps dropping below freezing, slick spots will likely develop across the region. Keep that in mind if you’re going to be travelling from this evening through Friday morning. This has the makings of a small event that can have a much bigger impact on travel.

Don’t forget that tonight is my winter forecast on WKYT-TV at 6pm. If you are out of the area and cant watch: https://www.wkyt.com/livestream

I leave you with your tracking tools for the afternoon…

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

No image available.

Covington

No image available.

No image available.

Louisville

No image available.

No image available.

No image available.

E-town

No image available.

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Enjoy the rest of the day and take care.

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Time posted: 3:24 am

Winter Weather Continues Today

Good Thursday, folks. Our winter storm continues to push across the region, bringing an icy mix early this morning, with rain to snow taking over after that. As the upper level low moves through, we need to be on guard for snow that can overachieve during the afternoon and evening.

Significant icing issues start the day across parts of central and northern Kentucky. Power outages have been common, with several trees down.

The transition to rain this morning does not have a long shelf life as cold air and wet snow increases from west to east…

In terms of afternoon and evening snows, some areas may pick up an inch or two of slushy accumulations. The NAM fam is picking up on it…

The European has a similar look…

The snow will finally taper off later tonight, but slick travel may develop with temps hitting the upper 20s by Friday morning.

I will have updates later today, so check back. Until then, I have you all set to track the progress of the morning snow line…

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

No image available.

Covington

No image available.

No image available.

Louisville

No image available.

No image available.

No image available.

E-town

No image available.

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Make it a good day. Stay safe and take care.

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Time posted: 7:10 pm

Winter Storm Tracker

Good evening, folks. Our winter storm is bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain to the bluegrass state. This mess is causing some issues across parts of the region. The freezing rain is really adding up across parts of central Kentucky and is the focus of the next several hours.

Some very quick thoughts before I get to your tracking tools:

  • Freezing rain and sleet are combining forces to create hazardous conditions in the areas I have been outlining. The area will change to mainly rain later tonight and early Friday.
  • Southeastern and far southern Kentucky is mainly dealing with rain.
  • Western Kentucky is getting snow and a light mix. Several inches of wet snow may accumulate in the far west.
  • The snow from the west slowly works eastward on Thursday and reaches eastern Kentucky by late afternoon into the evening. This may bring light accumulations to much of central and eastern parts of the state.

Here are your tracking toys for the storm…

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

No image available.

Covington

No image available.

No image available.

Louisville

No image available.

No image available.

No image available.

E-town

No image available.

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the evening. Take care.

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