Jan 17, 2014 7:35 AM by Stormtracker Meteorologist Tom Ackerman
Winter takes over at the end of the week! Expect scattered snow showers Friday with additional accumulation generally under 1" but bursts of heavier snow could push totals higher 1-2". We've even had reports of thundersnow & graupel (snow pellets) earlier this morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect through Friday evening. Arctic air will filter in behind the departing cold front and we will fall into the 20s and stay there the rest of the day. A west/northwest wind will keep the wind chill in the teens.
After a mostly cloudy and cold Friday night with lows in the mid teens we'll brace for another wave of low pressure to cut across the Ohio Valley Saturday night. Highs Saturday will briefly push to around freezing in the bluegrass and mid 30s south and then fall as a round of light snow rolls in Saturday evening into Saturday night. The exact storm track is still in question but the heaviest snow should remain off to our north across Ohio and Indiana. 1-2" is possible over northern counties with around 1" in Lexington to points southeast but higher amounts on the ridge tops. Expect lows in the mid 20s Saturday night and back in the mid 30s Sunday with partly sunny skies. Additional waves of colder and and snow chances are on tap for next week.