The ice maker shuts off today

Good Wednesday to one and all. Freezing rain and sleet continue early today across parts of Central and Eastern Kentucky. The good news is, we will see the ice maker turned off by afternoon.

The icy mix blasted much of the Bluegrass State last night. Ice accumulation of about a quarter of an inch was common across the Lexington metro area. A few areas in southeastern Kentucky reported ice accumulation of about a half-inch. The weight of the ice caused a few tree limbs to come.

Most of the precipitation will be east of the state by noon. That will leave us with a mostly cloudy sky and temps in the low and middle 30s. Your daily dose of tracking tools:

There is another storm system developing across the south for  Thursday. This storm has a chance to swipe parts of southeastern Kentucky with snow. Take a look at the snowfall numbers coming in from the GFS:

It wouldn’t take much of a wobble to the north to put much of the state in a risk for some snow. Of course, it wouldn’t take much of a southward track to take the entire state out of the snow game.

An arctic outbreak arrives late this weekend. A series of arctic fronts will dive into the region, and these will bring the threat of some snow and bitterly cold air into early next week. Highs in the teens will be likely for a few days.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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