A snowy start to 2013

Good Monday and Happy New Year. What a weather year we are wrapping up.  To say 2012 has been extreme would be an understatement. Killer tornadoes, record heat and cold all combined to make this a memorable weather year in the bluegrass state.

Not to be outdone, 2013 looks to get started off on a white note with another round of snow moving across the state. This is a system we’ve been tracking for well over a week and should arrive just in time for those returning from New Year’s Eve parties.

Clouds and cold air will hang tough out there today. Readings will struggle into the low and mid 30s for many areas. Snow will begin to streak eastward by the late afternoon and early evening hours. The lower levels are fairly dry, so it may take a while to get the flakes from the clouds to the ground. The radar should have a little more bark than bite through the early evening:

The action will pick up overnight into early New Year’s Day. We are likely to see a swath of accumulating snow working from west to east across the northern half of the state. Areas across the south should get in on more of a mix.

Here’s a look at my first call:

Of course, that could all change as we see exactly where the mix and snow lines set up later tonight. I will have updates coming later today. Make it a great and safe New Year.

Take care.

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