Arctic front arrives tonight

Good Monday, folks. We have a decent weather day taking shape, then the bottom falls out tonight. That’s when an arctic front slams into the region, bringing a period of snow followed by bitterly cold temperatures for the rest of the week.

As of this writing, a Winter Storm Watch had been issued for southeastern Kentucky into Tuesday. I suspect much of this area and surrounding areas may be in a Winter Weather Advisory before all is said and done:

The arctic front bringing the snow sweeps in from northwest to southeast this evening into overnight. The snow band behind this increases the farther east and southeast you go in the state. That’s what complicates the snowfall forecast because it’s difficult to pinpoint where it starts to increase.

Here’s Your First Call For Snowfall:

The western side of those lines can are iffy, but I’m leaving wiggle room.

Gusty winds will blow around whatever snow you get outside your house into Tuesday. Wind chills on Tuesday are in the single digits and that’s warm compared to Wednesday and Thursday.

A second arctic system moves through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing another period of light snow to much of the state.

Temps behind this drop all day long on Wednesday as winds absolutely crank. Lows can reach zero or a little below through Thursday. Wind chill readings should be consistently below zero Tuesday night through Thursday:

Those are dangerous numbers showing up.

Here are your tracking toys to get ya through the day:

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

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

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Make it a good one and take care.

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