Winter Weather Advisory out for Wednesday

Snow may cause some slick spots for the morning commute Wednesday.

It's hard to believe we are going to see winter weather tomorrow morning after a gorgeous Tuesday across the mountains.  We saw plenty of sunshine today with highs topping out near 50 in most locations.  

But alas, the forecast is about to turn wintry once again across southern and eastern Kentucky.  A quick moving clipper system is going to dive down into the eastern coalfields tonight and will bring a period of rain that will change over to some light snow.  I'm not expecting a lot of snow, but it will fall during the morning commute and may cause some slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses.  A winter weather advisory is now out for most of eastern Kentucky, here's a look:

As far as how much snow we should see with this first round.  I'm not expecting a ton.

For most of us we will see less than an inch.  The advisory is more for the travel impacts tomorrow morning than the amount of snow we will see.  However if you do want some more of the frozen fun on the ground you may be in luck.

It's going to be clipper mania around here over the next couple of days as the pattern is set to send several clipper systems our way.  The next one arrives late Thursday into Friday. 

This would bring us another chance of snow, and this one looks like it may be a bit more stout than the one we will see on Wednesday.  And if that wasn't enough, the GFS model is really aggressive on another clipper being hot on it's heel's Friday night into Saturday.

Not all the models are as bullish on this 3rd system, but with the way the pattern is looking it would not surprise me at all if we got a little more snow out of this.  In fact the GFS is showing some decent totals when you add all 3 systems together.


While I don't think we will see all that on the ground at once, this does show you that we have several chances of accumulation over the next couple of days.  Great news for kids wanting more snow days, bad news for parents dreading the kids going to school into the summer.  As far as the temperatures go, I'm not expecting us to see as strong of a cold shot as what we saw last week at least in the short term, so hopefully we won't have to deal with more water issues.  I'll continue tracking the storm, and Brandon Robinson will be in tomorrow morning with the very latest.  Until next time take care!

-Shane Smith

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