I mentioned that we could see some fireworks across the region and that's what we saw. I will say I was a little surprised to see the coverage of these storms. There were several storms showing up at different times on Wednesday afternoon. I knew this was possible, but not to the extent that it was. The atmosphere was juicy and the necessary infredients were there. What was different about this storm compared to last week's severe weather was the widespread presence of hail. Check these photos out!
Lyndsey and Colin are my two little buddies from Inez. These two are always out braving the weather and this time you see them standing outside with a decent amount of ice accumulation from the hail. By the way... I love CHEEZ-ITs
Jimmy Horn... father of my two little buddies above... sent this one too. The hail he has here compares to the Nickel and stands up to it quite nicely.
Cheryl Sergent gathered these hail stones over in Baxter. You see some unique spiked hail thrown into the mix from Harlan County.
Those are just some of the images that you guys sent to us here at the station. You can always submit your photos for other to see on our webchannel. You just look for the iWitness link that appears right above the video player and you can share videos and pics.
Now that we have the severe weather out of the way... let's focus on the change that is already here. The much colder temps are on the move and will be all across Kentucky by Thursday afternoon. Maybe before then for some of us! Highs will be held in the 30s and lows take a dive into the low 20s. Did I mention that there will be more wind??!?! Oh yeah... wind gusts up to 30mph will also be howling out there. That will take temps down by several degrees.
The northwesterly winds will try to keep snow chances in the region on Thursday. I think that some of the snow might try to stick to some surfaces, but overall this shouldn't be a significant weather system. However, if you see some light accumulations don't be surprised!
Saturday will feature another shot of snow arriving with a clipper. Historically, these systems are not known for the heavy amounts of snow. This one still seems pretty potent. That could mean some light accumulations could be possible. It hasn't changed a whole lot this week. There have been some slight changes, but overall it keeps the moisture intensity and spreads that all across eastern Kentucky. So certainly one to watch for a quick shot of some snow. I am not ready to comment on how much snow we could see... I might do that on Thursday.
Here...look at this one so you can get an idea of how much moisture we could be dealing with.
This is a healthy amount of moisture. Not off the charts... but we could see some snow on the ground.
More details on Thursday!