Winter weather threats into the weekend

Good Thursday, folks. It’s another day of snow showers, gusty winds and cold temps across our part of the world. This wintertime setup will also bring additional snow threats our way into the upcoming weekend.

Let’s start with today, then roll forward. Snow showers and flurries will be common, as a strong northwesterly flow kicks in. Light accumulations will continue to be noted, leading to a few slick spots on area roads.

Highs will only be in the 30s, but gusty winds will make it feel like the teens at times. Here are your trackers for the day:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

Winchester

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

Maysville

Mountain Parkway near Slade

The next system moving our way late Friday into Friday night continues to look to have rain and snow with it. For the past several days, I’ve talked about the potential for a swath of accumulating snow to show up with this and that’s now showing up on the models. Here’s the NAM:

The Canadian Model has a similar swath of snow from this system:

This run of the Canadian also continues the trend of the model finding more and more of the Sunday storm. Watch the evolution of both systems:

The GFS continues to be the strongest with our storm, bringing a wind-driven rain and snow event to our region. This is actually pretty impressive:

The snapshot of snowfall from that one run:

Moral of the story… we are tracking two systems that can bring accumulating snows to parts of Kentucky. The second one on Sunday has the opportunity to develop into an attention getter.

Make it a great Thursday and take care.

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