A little winter starts the day

Good Thursday, folks. Our day is off and running with slick spots causing a few travel troubles across central and eastern Kentucky. From there, we track frigid temps in here for Friday and more winter weather ahead.

Our early day band of snow works out of eastern Kentucky after leaving behind some slushy accumulations. Combine that with temps in the 20s and you have the recipe for slick travel conditions. Once that band moves away, a few flurries or snow showers will be noted through noon.

Here are your 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 near Slade

Pine Mountain

Florence

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Covington

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Another round of light snow and snow showers will sweep in here Thursday evening as an arctic front slides through. That will unleash bitterly cold air by Friday morning. Readings may hit the single digits in a few spots. Wind chills may go below zero:

Several systems target the region from the northwest this weekend through next week. We’re likely to put some snow on the ground again at some point Saturday into Sunday as we get a reinforcing shot of arctic air.

The system coming behind that late Monday into Tuesday is one that can develop into something much bigger. It’s being pushed by brutally cold air diving into the country. Something similar to that may show up a few days later.

Say hello to the Polar Vortex entering the country next week:

Have a good one and take care.

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