Winter Never Left: Another Round of Snow Tuesday

By: Brandon Orr
By: Brandon Orr

Meteorologist Brandon Orr gets detailed on a wild week in weather with a snow chance this Tuesday and thunderstorms by the end of the week.

After a cool, dry Monday, snow/rain showers will stream into eastern Kentucky from the northwest. It will likely mark the 54th day we have seen snow since October. Light accumulations of less than one inch are possible, but now that we are into Spring, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep the temperature below freezing during the day. Some locations may hover in the mid 30s, especially in the Cumberland River Valley and will have a hard time accumulating any snow at all. Pavement temperatures are also well above freezing so any accumulations will mostly be on elevated and grassy surfaces.

Our FutureView computer model shows the snow showers around during the morning commute and continuing on and off through the early evening Tuesday.

The cold Canadian air mass will stick around until at least Thursday when southerly winds return to bump high temperatures up closer to 60°F. Moisture will join the warmer air moving into eastern Kentucky ahead of a cold front. This will spark of showers and thunderstorms on Friday. Rain will likely stretch into the first half of Saturday, but this cold front will not have as cold of an air mass behind it. 

The good news is our average high temperature has finally reached 60°F, a sign that even with our chilly weather this week, Spring weather is not too far away.

-Meteorologist Brandon Orr (Find me on Facebook, Twitter!)

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