Winter weather to affect Thanksgivnig travel

Good Monday and welcome to a wintry Thanksgiving week. We have a developing winter storm that could cause major travel problems across the eastern part of the country. This system will probably have a big impact on our weather over the next few days.

Let’s start with a breakdown of what I’m expecting through Wednesday:

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The first thing to watch for will be a streak of light snow working across the state overnight. This might put down some very light accumulations in time for the Tuesday morning commute.

That’s when the main storm will begin to really affect our weather. This will bring deep moisture into Central and Eastern Kentucky. We are likely to see many areas have a period of rain and wintry mix into through early Tuesday afternoon. Rain might be heavy in the southeast.

A rapid switch to all snow is likely to begin in the north and west during the afternoon and swiftly work eastward early in the evening. That’s when a moderate to heavy band of snow might set up. Here’s a look at the odds of getting more than 1 inch of snow from that band

Snowfall Forecast 2

There’s the potential for some spots to pick up several inches, but it’s a bit early for me to pinpoint exactly where that will be.

Arctic air will sweep in Wednesday, with snow showers and squalls becoming widespread. These mgiht put down some accumulations to go with gusty winds and highs struggling to get out of the 20s. Wednesday looks like a nasty travel day.

The Thanksgiving forecast looks like this:

Travel 2I will have another update later today. Have a great Monday and take care.

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