Tracking the snow potential

Good Friday, folks. A developing storm system is rolling toward the state and will bring rain and snow through early Saturday. The best chance to put some slushy accumulations on the ground comes late tonight and early Saturday.

Here are a few thoughts on our system:

  • Temps may hit 60 early this afternoon, before crashing by evening.
  • Showers move in during the afternoon and evening, with some locally heavy downpours possible.
  • A swath of snow develops and works across the region with slushy accumulations a good bet.
  • The snow ends quickly Saturday morning, with sunny skies taking over.
  • The weekend is a cold one with highs on Saturday reaching the upper 30s and low 40s.

Here’s my current call for snowfall:

This map shows the current advisories and warnings for our region:

In terms of the historic potential of this storm, the bar for April is set pretty low. Take a look at the snowiest Aprils of all time:

April

5.9″ 1987

4.0″ 1901

3.1″ 1916

3.0″ 1898

2.9″ 1961

2.8″ 1891

2.5″ 1908

1.5″ 1996, 04

1.3″ 1905,1899

1.0″ 1951

1″ of snow is all it takes to get us into the top 10, so that’s certainly achievable.

Cold weather settles for the rest of the weekend, with lows by Sunday morning dropping deep into the 20s. Another system rolls in here by Sunday evening, and could bring some rain and snow into Monday.

Looking down the road, temps turn MUCH milder for the second half of next week. That may also bring some big thunderstorms back into the picture.

I leave you with your Friday weather tracking tools:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-65 MP 92.4
Elizabethtown

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62

Paducah

I-24 MP 7 @ US62

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-71/I-75 at 12th St.
Covington
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

I-75 at MP 23
Corbin

Maysville

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Make it a good one and take care.

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