Sunday Evening Update

Good Sunday evening everyone. All eyes continue to be on our history making storm that is slowly coming together across the eastern part of the country. This storm is going to bring rain, snow and high winds to our region over the next few days.

Snow is already flying across the high elevations of southeastern Kentucky. Check out this pics I just got from Black Mountain…

Snow will continue to fly across the highest mountains this evening, but the snow level will slowly lower overnight into Monday morning. Areas along the Virginia border can pick up a slushy accumulation late tonight and early tomorrow. Follow it all on regional radar:

The real deal arrives later Monday into Monday night. A band of heavy rain and snow will drift westward across the eastern half of the state during this time. Dynamic cooling takes over and switches much of the precipitation over to snow overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. The snow could be heavy at times and really pile up in some areas. It will have a warm ground to overcome and that’s why I have some pretty big spreads on the First Call For Snowfall…

That is only the first call and I will adjust the totals and placement as needed with future updates. Also, don’t just look at the highest number and automatically assume that’s what you’re getting. It’s a wide range I have there and the numbers could be higher or lower than what I’m showing.

The first call is backed up by the latest runs of the NAM, European and GFS that are all very similar. Here’s the latest GFS run…

In addition to the snow threat… winds are going to crank up. Sustained winds of 20-40mph will be possible across central and eastern Kentucky with gusts to 50mph possible. Combine the wind potential with the heavy snow threat and power issues are likely for some in the east.

A full update comes later tonight when an upgrade to Alert status will take place. I will also be sending out quick updates via twitter: @kentuckyweather .

Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.

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