Winter storm takes aim at Kentucky

Update

Good evening, gang. I wanted to drop by for some quick thoughts on the developing winter storm.

The timing of everything appears to be on track. The totals are a different story and I will have a fresh update on those coming up later tonight. Regardless, this is a high impact winter storm that will impact our region late Sunday through Monday.

Take care.

UPDATE

Good afternoon, folks. A major winter storm will bring rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow our way over the next couple of days. With so many precipitation types to track, it makes for a difficult forecast. Timing and duration of each of those types will have a major impact on what happens where you live.

Here’s a look at the possible transition times:

Special

Significant ice and snow accumulations will be possible for much of the region. I will have another update on this winter storm coming late this evening. Take care.

PREVIOUS UPDATE

Good Saturday, everyone. A developing winter storm will blow into Kentucky late Sunday into Monday. This will deliver a nasty mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to our part of the world. Figuring out who gets how much of each is the task of the day.

Before we get to the nasty weather, we have a mild day in progress.  Highs today will likely soar into the 50s on a gusty southwesterly wind. We will have a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance for a shower. Here’s regional radar:

Let’s soak up what today brings us, because the winter hammer looks ready to drop late Sunday into early next week.

The entire state is under a Winter Storm Watch from Sunday into Monday:

Warnings

 Here’s a breakdown of how things may play out:

– Sunday starts with a huge temperature contrast from northwest to southeast. It’s possible to see a difference of 30-40 degrees across the state as a front slides through.

– Light rain will be possible along and ahead of this front, but a quick change to the messy mix will be possible late in the day.

– The prime time for Freezing rain, Sleet and Snow is Sunday night into early Monday. How much of each falls is still up in the air at this point. But, it could be enough to cause significant problems for many areas. I will have a better handle on all this later today.

– Winds will become very gusty as the cold air surges in. Gusts of 30mph will be possible as we get the nasty mix of precipitation.

– The cold takes control Sunday night with readings dropping into the low teens by Monday morning. Highs Monday may have a tough time breaking 20 degrees. Those same gusty winds will make it feel even colder.

– Single digit lows will be possible on Tuesday.

I will have another update coming later today. Have a good one and take care.

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