Big winter weather systems make me very antsy! There are so many things that can change a forecast throughout the duration of a storm. Overall, this has not been a bust! I know many of you are saying... "Wait right there old man... Where is the snow?!?!?!" That's coming and if you recall... I put more of an emphasis on Tuesday night into Wednesday for snow around here. This first part would be more rain and ice than snow. Check yesterday's graphic and you will see that the time ends Weds PM. The only thing I am upset with is the timing that I posted on Monday! It was off... but the system itself has performed as expected.
The moisture will come back just like it went through Kentucky... with three very distinct parts! RAIN-MIX-SNOW!!!! This time it comes from the north and travels towards the south. So first you'll see rain, then a mix, and finally snow. The mixing precip could produce more accumulations of ice for some locations. It could reach another quarter of inch for some. Eventually, colder air will be present in the layers of the atmosphere that it needs to be present in! This keeps everything snow for all of us here in eastern Kentucky for most of your Wednesday morning and well into the afternoon.
What really has me scratching my head is the final total for the region. I have looked over data and the current observations and many other things I need to make one last call on snowfall. Now, I'll give you my "Last Chance Forecast."
Early Wednesday Morning: All moisture will make a changeover to snow. This round of snow will hang around through the day and could reduce visibility quite a bit from time to time. As for accumulation...
Let me stress something here... when it says 2"-5" that means you could get 2", 3", 4", 5" or anywhere in between. A colleague of mine walked in on Tuesday afternoon... while I was in the middle of getting this stuff together... and said, "Where's that 6" of snow?" I gave the whole spill about Tuesday night/Wednesday and how it meant all totals were included. ANYWAY... just wanted to share! If it appears that I am being hateful towards you guys I am sorry! I am making an example out of my friend & colleague!
Don't forget to watch those low lying areas that are flood prone. Rainfall & wintry precip have added up and will cause some high water problems for a little while. Especially, with more moisture set to move across Kentucky. A flood watch was posted to address that issue.