Another arctic front arrives this holiday weekend

Good Friday, everyone. We are tracking light snow and another bitterly cold air mass rolling toward the Bluegrass State. This arrives just in time for the big New Year’s holiday weekend.

The light snow will affect only parts of our region, with the north and northeast having the greatest risk of accumulating snow. This starts late today and rolls into early Saturday. Here’s a look at how much may fall:

Any kind of south trend of just a few miles would greatly change that map. I continue to like what the Canadian Model is cooking with this system. Here’s the short range version of that model:

Notice how the GFS has a MUCH sharper cutoff on the southern edge of the show:

Bitterly cold temps come in behind that system, giving us temps that can make a run at zero by the first two days of the new year. Wind chills go well below zero at times.

The setup coming in after that continues to look absolutely amazing on the European Model. Look at the polar vortex diving in here:

The surface map on that shows a monster east coast winter storm, but each run is coming farther west with it:

Another system dives in here right behind it with a more potent trough diving southward a few days later:

That too is a heck of a look at the end of the European Model run:

I have you all set to track today’s light snow across the northern half of the state:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-75 MP 127

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127

Make it a great day and take care.

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