Winter finally arrives

Good Friday and welcome to winter. The calendar says winter arrives today, and Mother Nature must have been waiting for this big day. Snow showers, gusty winds and cold air are teaming up to make this a nice start to winter.

Here’s how this day shakes out:

-Snow showers and squalls will be widespread this morning across Central and Eastern Kentucky. That action will decrease from west to east as the day wears on.

- Snow accumulations will range from a coating to an inch or two for those areas getting heavier snow showers. Given the gusty winds, a lot of this will be blowing around, leaving bare spots.

- Those winds will continue to gust up to 30mph-40mph today.

- Highs temps today will range from the upper 20s to the low 30s. With the wind, it will feel like 5 to 10 degrees on occasion.

Here’s your regional radar to track the action:

The weekend will remain cold, with highs in the 30s for Saturday as some sun returns. A weak system will bring an increase in clouds on Sunday, and there will be just enough moisture to produce a shower or two into Christmas Eve. It’s possible for a wet snowflake or two to try to mix in at times, especially in the north.

Christmas Day might find us staring at a storm rolling our way from the southwest. The models are taking this system on a track that could give our region a decent snowfall by Wednesday and Thursday. Here’s the look from the European Model:

Euro

I will update that storm later today. Stay safe if you’re travelling and take care.

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