Good Friday, everyone. We have a major winter storm bringing heavy snow and high winds to Kentucky. This has the ability to shut down parts of the commonwealth through early Saturday.
Some thoughts on how this is likely to work out:
– A nasty mix of precipitation moves from south to north this morning. Southern Kentucky could get a few hours of sleet and freezing rain that can cause some ice problems.
– The entire precipitation shield might start as a brief period of sleet before heavy snow takes over.
– Heavy snow is likely Friday afternoon and evening, with snow falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour in some areas.
– Winds gusting from 30 to 40 mph will create whiteout conditions at times. Blowing and drifting snow is likely, and we could see some huge drifts.
– Wraparound snows will continue late Friday night and Saturday across Central and Eastern Kentucky.
– Blowing and drifting snow might continue even after the snow stops Saturday.
– Road closings and power outages are possible with this setup.
– Lows by Saturday night and Sunday morning can go below zero if skies clear over a deep snowpack.
I have you all set to do some winter storm tracking:
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
I-75 @ Winchester Road
I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond
US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort
US 60 @ US 460
US 60 @ Chenault Road
I-75 MP 127
I-64 MP 97
Mountain Parkway near Slade
I-71/I-75 at I-275
I-275 at Mineola Pike
I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Bluegrass Parkway Bardstown
I-65 MP 32
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
I-64 @ I-264
I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-75 at MP 36
I-75 at MP 23
I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
Stay safe and take care.