Tracking a blast of winter

Good Friday and Happy Halloween, everyone. Winter is getting ready to pay a very early visit to the Bluegrass State, and the timing isn’t the best. We have trick-or-treating, high school football and about 80,000 Garth Brooks fans (me included) headed to Rupp Arena.

My advice for your attire is simple: Dress for December.

Here’s a breakdown of how things look to play out:

– Temps early Friday will rise into the upper 40s and low 50s ahead of an arctic cold front. As the front passes, temps drop toward the low 40s by evening rush hour.

– Rain showers will be common across the region until the cold settles in Friday evening.

– Trick-or-treat temperatures will drop into the 30s for most of the region:

GFS 3

– Rain will mix with and even change to wet snow as the evening wears on. That change should take place from west to east.

– A band of moderate snow takes over late Friday night and Saturday morning. This is when temps drop a little below freezing, allowing for the potential of a slushy accumulation. Here’s the latest call:

Special– The highest totals should be across southeastern Kentucky. Several inches will be possible in the highest elevations. The rest of the region should see between a coating and an inch of snow. I can see a scenario where locally higher amounts occur in bands of heavier snows. The ground is still warm, so much of the snow will melt. Whatever sticks should be mainly confined to grassy areas and elevated surfaces.

– Highs for Saturday might not get out of the mid- and upper 30s in our region. Lows by Sunday morning might drop into the low 20s. Gusty winds will make the air feel even colder.

Here are your tracking tools for the day:

Current temperatures

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

I will have updates as needed. Take care.

 

 

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