Good Friday, everyone. We’re rolling into the weekend on a gorgeous weather note across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Milder air and some sunshine will go a long way to help us shake off the ice. Unfortunately, it’s not going to end the way it’s starting. More winter weather is possible on Sunday.
Today will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a nice breeze from the west and southwest. That will help boost highs into the low and middle 40s for most of the area.
Saturday will see those winds grow even stronger and our temps spike even higher. Highs of 50 or slightly higher will be possible for the first day of February. I can’t rule out a stray shower, but most of the action looks to hold off until we get into the evening and overnight.
Those showers will be ahead of a cold front that will move across the area Sunday morning. Colder air coming in behind this might mean a bit of a wintry mix in the morning. The models are trying to key on a wave of low pressure developing along this front by Super Bowl time. The NAM is very aggressive with this:
That would bring a swath of accumulating snow our way by Sunday night. Several other models are showing a similar setup.
The European Model is a bit farther southeast with the track:
The best chance for snow would probably be across the southern half of the state, but because we are a few days away, the models are likely to change a bit.
The storm coming behind that is expected to arrive Tuesday and carry us into the middle of the week. The track on this one will mean all the difference in the world in what kind of precipitation you get. Rain, ice and snow will all be possible, and it could give you some of each.
I hope to fine-tune that storm over the weekend. There’s another one behind it taking shape by next weekend.
As expected, February looks busy. Enjoy your Friday and take care.