Winter crashes back in tonight

Good Wednesday to one and all. Old Man Winter never really left, but he’s about to flex some more muscle out there today. This is looking like a scaled down version of what we went through this pass weekend.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Rain moves in from west to east early today. This is along and ahead of our cold front moving in.
  • Temps ahead of this front will reach the 50s across central and eastern Kentucky. Temps behind this crash through the 30s and into the 20s. That crash happens very quickly.
  • A period of mix to snow is likely as the cold hooks up with the back edge of the precipitation shield. With a wave of low pressure developing along this, the best snow potential is across the eastern half of the state.
  • Light accumulations are a good bet, with some pockets of higher totals showing up. This will be pretty slushy.
  • As temps drop, expect another flash freeze into the wee hours of Thursday morning. Delays and cancellations are very possible.

The best chance to put a few inches of snow down is across the eastern half of the state:

I will have your tracking tools in a bit.

Behind that, an arctic front arrives with snow showers Thursday evening into Thursday night. Lows may reach the single digits Friday morning with wind chills going below zero at times.

The pattern is loaded with systems this weekend into next week. Here’s the GFS with those:

 

I’ve talked about how a couple of these systems can blow up into something much bigger. You can see that on the GFS and on the European Model. Here’s the Monday night and Tuesday system:

Bitterly cold temps show up on the model behind that:

A few days later, we do it all over again:

I leave you with your mid-week tracking tools:

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

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

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I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

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

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

Paducah


I-24 @ US 60 MP 4


I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Make it a great day and take care.

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