Winter rolls back in today

Good Monday, everyone. We have a blast of winter weather blowing across the state today and it’s bringing cold temps and frequent snow showers. This kicks off a very cold week for our region and for much of the eastern half of the country.

Old Man Winter isn’t wasting any time getting things started this year. We’ve already had 8 days with winter precipitation falling across the state and that number hits double digits the next few days.

Winds are going to absolutely crank with light snow developing behind the front early today. From there, a strong northwesterly wind will cause widespread snow showers and a few squalls to develop across central and eastern Kentucky this afternoon through the evening. Those snow showers will still be noted into early Tuesday across the east:

You can also see that streak of light snow diving in from the northwest. I still think that can hold together for a renewed flakes threat later Tuesday into Tuesday night.

Light snow accumulations are now a pretty good bet through Monday night. The numbers are cumulative and not indicative of snow depth at any one time, but you can see how the models are getting a little more robust on some sticking snow:

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Hi Res NAM

Canadian (RGEM)

Temps drop all day long on Monday with gusty winds making it feel like the low and middle 20s. Wind chill numbers drop deep into the teens by Tuesday morning and may stay near 20 Tuesday. That’s when actual temps struggle to get out of the upper 20s for highs.

The setup for late week into the weekend is for a couple of systems to roll our way. Those continue to trend farther east and colder. Watch how those unleash another potentially big winter pattern:

This is a super cold look that ensues:

Let’s get back to today’s winter weather. I have you all set to track the action:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

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Have a great Monday and take care.

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