Good Wednesday to one and all. Old Man Winter is back in the bluegrass state, bringing cold temps and rounds of snow showers. This kicks off a rather wintry looking and feeling pattern that carries us into next week.
Snow showers and a few squalls are working across the state today, and this action will continue into Thursday. Some light accumulations may show up from time to time, especially across the mountains of eastern Kentucky.
Temps are much colder than normal, and with gusty winds, wind chills may drop into the teens at times over the next several mornings:
Actual high temps will run in the 30s for most of central and eastern Kentucky.
The weekend setup continues to be interesting, with two systems possibly impacting our weather. With so much on the table, the models are struggling on which system to key on, and where to put them.
The GFS is wimpy with the Friday system (which I don’t agree with), but is stronger, albeit out of synch, with the late weekend system:
The Canadian Model is much stronger with the Friday system and tries to make it the main focus of the weekend:
I think the truth lies in between those two. The Friday system can put down a swath of accumulating snows in our region, with the Sunday storm walking a fine line in terms of how much phasing we can get.
Regardless, we have several winter weather threats to track over the next week.
Speaking of tracking, I have you all set to track the flakes flying out there today:
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
I-75 @ Newtown Pike
US 60 @ US 127
I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Mountain Parkway near Slade
Make it a good one and take care.