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Good Friday afternoon, as promised here is an updated blog since the forecast has changed for our area since yesterday’s blog that was posted.
Let’s start off by talking about what NWS is sharing in regards to our local area and snow chances & accumulation.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 9 PM EST tonight through 1 PM tomorrow afternoon for our local area including the counties of Adair, Boyle, Casey, Green, Lincoln, Marion, Russell, & Taylor. For this advisory, snow is expected & some snow accumulations up to 1” are possible, with some isolated areas seeing a possible accumulation of up to 2”.
Today – Tonight:
Continuing to look at the weather for the above mentioned counties, for this evening into the overnight hours, scattered/intense snow showers will continue to develop resulting in light accumulations. Even though surface temperatures are above freezing, we can’t rule out seeing a few slick spots. The development of snow showers will continue into the early hours tomorrow morning with accumulations resulting anywhere from a dusting up to 1”, & a possible 2” in isolated areas.
Saturday into next week:
As we move into the weekend, we can expect additional periodic snow showers late Saturday afternoon into Sunday night. Additional light snow accumulations can’t be ruled out, as well as negative travel impacts since surface temperatures will be on the decline & cause additional slick spots.
This evening into the weekend:
For our counties of Pulaski, McCreary, & Wayne, as of this afternoon there is no advisory that has been issued to be in effect. Showers will develop overnight tonight with light accumulations possible by sunrise tomorrow morning. For the remainder of the weekend, we can’t rule out seeing scattered snow showers which could lead to additional light accumulations.
In regards to timing, you can see the image below that was issued by NWS Louisville from earlier this morning. I will continue to monitor updated forecast discussions, hazard weather outlooks, & special weather statements so I can continue to pass along the most up to date weather information to you here & on air this afternoon on 98.7.
While I’m at it, here is an updated look at your short term forecast for the rest of the afternoon into Sunday:
This Afternoon – 30% Rain/Snow Showers; Increasing Clouds; Breezy at times (wind gusts up to 24 mph); Highs in the low 40s.
Tonight – 50% Rain/Snow Showers; Mostly Cloudy; Lows around 30; Snow accumulations of a dusting up to a possible 1” expected.
Saturday – 50% Snow Showers; Mostly Cloudy; Breezy at times (wind gusts up to 21 mph); Highs in the upper 30s. New snow accumulation of less than 1” possible.
Saturday Night – 20% Rain/Snow Showers; Cloudy; Lows around 30.
Sunday – 30% Rain/Snow Showers; Mostly Cloudy; Highs in the upper 30s.
The forecast & weather information in this blog is up to date as of 11:25 AM this Friday afternoon, 1/15/2021.
I will continue to monitor & post updates as needed as the forecast changes.