Good Saturday, everyone. Our first full weekend is April is starting out more like the first weekend of February. Slushy snows are flying across many areas to begin the day and could put down enough to rewrite the history books.
All Lexington needs is an inch of snow to crank the top 10 all time snowiest Aprils:
1.5″ 1996, 04
As I’ve mentioned before, the bar is pretty low for snows to be labeled as historic for this time of year. It’s just not something you see a lot of during the month of April.
The flakes will end quickly by late morning into the early afternoon, with melting coming fast and furious. Temps today will make a run at 40 if we can squeeze out some late day sun. If not, you will have to settle for mid and upper 30s. Gusty winds make it feel even colder.
Lows by Sunday morning may be among the coldest readings you will ever see for April. Since 1900, Lexington has only recorded one day with lows in the teens. There’s an outside shot at getting below 20, but odds favor lows in the low 20s.
Sunday looks better, but another system moves in with some light snow and light rain by Sunday night and early Monday. This will bring a renewed shot of chill, but temps take off after that. We may hit the 70s by the end of next week. Hooray!
In the meantime. let’s track some slushy spring snows:
Here are your tracking tools for the rest of the day:
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.