Another messy storm moving in

Good Friday everyone. We are tracking another messy storm into the bluegrass state later today and tonight. This storm will bring another round of nasty weather to much of the region before even colder air works in for the final weekend of 2012.

Low pressure is developing to our southwest and will work well to our south. This happens as a weak disturbance crosses the lower Ohio Valley. These two will work in tandem to produce a swath of rain and snow that moves in from the southwest this evening.

The dividing line between rain and snow will run right across central Kentucky. While the overall axis of accumulating snow will be farther than the Christmas night storm, pinpointing the exact placement of it is a task.

Here’s a first look at the risk areas for accumulating snow tonight:

Areas in the high risk have the potential to pick up 4″ of wet snow by Saturday morning. Again… it will be a very close call for the Lexington metro region. A slushy inch or two is more than a possibility and it won’t take much to get the axis of heaviest snow into this region.

Snow showers and squalls will kick in behind the departing storm. That should mean another chance at light accumulations by late Saturday into Saturday evening. Parts of eastern Kentucky can do very well in this type of setup.

Here’s regional radar to follow the precipitation in from the southwest:

I will have updates as needed later today. Make it a great Friday and take care.

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