A significant winter weather event is heading into Kentucky for Sunday night. The first issue will be the snow. Most areas will likely pick-up around 1"-4".
The second issue will be the extreme cold.
Here's a breakdown.
- Arctic front will be pushing across western Kentucky Sunday morning and won’t reach the east until the evening hours. Accumulating snow for most areas won’t take place until late in the afternoon into Sunday night.
- This snow band will be on the nose of the arctic air diving in from the northwest. Gusty winds of 40mph will blow the snow around and may create whiteout conditions at times.
- This still looks like a general 1″-4″ across the state. Higher amounts will be possible in the far west and far north near Covington. Higher totals along the Virginia border counties.
- Temps will CRASH from west to east behind the front. With the wet roads from showers ahead of the front… a flash freeze of roads will be likely. Throw snow on top of that and significant travel problems will be likely Sunday evening and night. This is another HIGH IMPACT travel event.
- Temps drop below zero by Monday morning and likely stay there through the day and into Tuesday morning. Record lows are possible.
- Wind chill values may hit -30 at times.