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:
1.5″ 1996, 04
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
Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
I-75 @ Newtown Pike
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond
US 60 @ US 127
US 60 @ Chenault Road
I-64 at KY-801
I-65 MP 92.4
Louie B Nunn MP 3
Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
I-75 at MP 23
Make it a good one and take care.