Winter Storm Watch Sunday and Monday

UPDATE

A Winter Storm Watch is now out for all of Kentucky Sunday into Monday. Significant amounts of freezing rain, sleet and snow will become likely during this time. Here’s a look at the watch:

Warnings

This has the potential to be a nasty storm for our region. I will have updates later today and through the weekend. Take care.

PREVIOUS UPDATE

Good Friday, everyone. We are ending the month of February on a very cold note across the state. That’s appropriate considering how cold the rest of the month has been. As we flip the calendar to March, Old Man Winter is hanging tough. We have a developing winter storm taking aim at the state by late Sunday and Monday.

Let’s work forward. Temps Friday morning will start out in the low teens, with wind-chill readings near zero. Those numbers will rise pretty quickly Friday afternoon as highs make a run at 40. Sunny skies will give way to some late clouds.

A surge of milder air moves in later Friday night and Sunday. This could bring a rain or snow shower Friday night and some sprinkles on Saturday. Highs tomorrow could hit 50 or a little higher.

This sets the stage for a cold front to work in from the northwest on Sunday. As it does, a low-pressure area develops along it and lifts to the northeast. This will mean a big temperature gradient setting up. Check out the numbers from the NAM:

NAM

That magical 32-degree line will be where we see the line for ice and snow setting up.  As of now, I think a wintry mess is likely for many areas late Sunday through Monday. Significant accumulations of wintry precipitation is a good possibility.

Here’s how the threat looks at this point:

Special 2

The weather Sunday night and Monday could turn nasty for many areas. I will fine-tune the forecast and have updates later Friday.

Make it a good one and take care.

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