A few snow showers start the week

Good Monday to one and all. As we get ready to change the calendar from January to February, Old Man Winter is showing up again across Kentucky, as snow showers develop later in the day and another system lurking for later in the week.

A cold front is moving across the state early Monday, with temps spiking toward 40 ahead of it and dropping below freezing behind it. That’s when snow showers and flurries will develop from northwest to southeast. Light accumulations are possible into Tuesday morning as temps drop to near 20. That could cause a few slick spots to develop, especially across the east.

Track away:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

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

Tuesday will find flurries on the decrease, with temps struggling to get to freezing. After a bounce in temps Wednesday and early Thursday, snow chances show up again. This comes from an arctic front moving in from the northwest, with a wave of low pressure along it.

This system is looking more and more progressive as we get closer, meaning our snow chances are lowering. Rain develops Thursday and might switch to a period of snow late in the day and Thursday night:

Here’s the Canadian model:

The GFS is similar:

The GFS was the first to pick up on this progressive trend and the system coming in behind it Saturday night and Super Bowl Sunday:

 

That weekend system is coming so fast, it’s basically just shoving the Thursday system out of the way. We still have some time to see exactly how this plays out, and nothing is set in stone.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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