Tracking arctic air and more snowflakes

Good Friday to one and all. We are coming off a very nice snow event for all of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Overall, the forecast we put out was a good one, with a general 1 to 4 inches snow blanketing much of our part of the world.

Arctic air dominates the pattern this weekend, but we have a couple of sneaky snow systems to watch.

Light snow and flurries will be around early Friday as clouds linger all day. From there, the models show light snow developing across Tennessee and push it across the southern and eastern parts of Kentucky.

Here’s the GFS:

gfsThe NAM:

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Highs Friday range from the upper teens to the low 20s, but gusty winds make it feel much colder than that.

A big winter storm cranks Friday night and Saturday to our south end east. The NAM suggests this gets close enough to put down some snow in the far southeastern mountains:

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That’s going to be a razor thin close call in the southeast, and we will have to watch this one closely.

The rest of the region will focus on the bitterly cold temps. Highs this weekend will range from the upper teens to low 20s, with single digit lows. Wind chill readings each of the next few mornings will likely drop below zero. Ouch!

Enjoy your Friday snow day and take care.

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