Good Monday, everyone. Winter weather is quickly returning to Central and Eastern Kentucky. This is just the beginning of what looks like a harsh winter weather pattern.
Our day starts with a mix of light rain and some light snow as system number one moves in. System number 2 arrives later Monday into the evening with crashing temps and widespread snow showers and squalls.
The squalls from late afternoon evening will pack a punch. There will be blinding snows at times, and those could drop a quick inch or two in some areas. Winds will be very gusty as temps drop. Believe it or not, some thunder is even possible.
Widespread snow showers and squalls carry us through Tuesday into Wednesday. For that reason, a winter weather advisory is out for much of the region during this time:
Another system moves in Thursday with the possibility of another light snowfall. All told, a few to several inches of snow will be possible from late Monday through Thursday. The GFS continues to indicate some significant totals:
Slick travel conditions are likely during this time.
Bitterly cold air also will show up, with highs Wednesday and Thursday struggling to get out of the teens. Wind chills will be near zero and could drop below zero during the morning. That’s when lows could hit the single digits.
The European model continues to go crazy with the potential for a major arctic outbreak this weekend. It’s also ramping up the potential for several inches of snow when the arctic front and low pressure move in late Friday:
That essentially brings the polar vortex into the eastern part of the country:
That would be absolutely brutal if it happens like that.
I leave you with your regional radar to track Monday’s action:
Enjoy the day and take care.