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Clipper Heading Our Way

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The Bluegrass is sandwiched in between two wintry system – a significant storm that is tracking through the Deep South and will eventually impact the East Coast, and a “clipper” moving out of southern Canada. The latter will bring the potential for snow to Kentucky on Saturday.

An Alberta Clipper is a fast-moving storm system that impacts the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley. The system gets its name because it often originates over the Alberta province. The low will then track south over the Northern Plains of the United States and typically then takes one of three paths as it continues to move eastward. Given the storm's swift nature, snowfall accumulations are typically on the light side.

Snow showers will “clip” the Bluegrass starting Saturday afternoon. The activity won't be widespread, instead more sporadic. Bursts of flurries and light to moderate snow will continue through tomorrow evening. If you will be out doing some holiday shopping Saturday, be aware that roads may be slick.