Good Wednesday and welcome to a wintry day in the bluegrass state. An area of low pressure is working across the Tennessee Valley today and this is throwing rain and snow into much of central and eastern Kentucky.
This wintry mix is falling into air that’s above freezing and onto a ground that’s still pretty mild. That means any snow that falls will have a difficult time sticking. A slushy accumulation is possible across parts of the area that get under a moderate burst of snow.
I have you all set to track today’s action:
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond
View of Downtown Richmond
US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort
I-264 @ Freedom Way Near Louisville International Airport
I-71/I-75 at I-275 Near Covington
Courthouse Square Somerset
View from Courthouse Pikeville
That action will move away late this afternoon into the evening hours. This is when we turn our attention toward an arctic cold front that blasts into the bluegrass state on Friday. That is likely to have a band of snow showers and squalls with it.
The potential is still there for a wave of low pressure to develop along this front and deliver a round of snow over the weekend. If that low does not form, snow showers and squalls will be common and that should put down some accumulation.
Highs this weekend will be in the 20s with lows in the teens. Gusty winds will make it feel much colder.
Have a great day and take care.