Our lackluster winter in terms of snow will end with two more snow chances. We are watching a clipper system diving southward into the Ohio Valley. It will bring flurries and light snow after midnight through the Friday morning. Then another round fires up Friday evening.
Temperatures are below freezing, and so are surface temperatures. Tonight's snow will readily stick. But much like we saw last night, this will be a light snowfall event. Most areas will see less than a half inch of snow by morning. Spots south of Lexington have better chances of seeing snow on the ground. Round #1 will fade by lunchtime. Skies will remain cloudy through the afternoon before round #2 slides in.
Friday evening's round will be a little more "robust" and widespread. By Saturday morning we could pile on an additional few tenths of an inch. The mountains of southeastern Kentucky will be in the one to two inch range following both rounds.
The timing of tonight's snow could make for another tricky morning commute. Roads may be slick or lightly snow covered. This morning was a reminder that even just a little bit of snow can make untreated surfaces slippery. Bridges and overpasses will be the first to freeze. Secondary and side streets may be slick, while the main roads are just wet.
As you're heading out the door Friday, take it slow and give yourself some extra time. Let's make it a smooth end of the week for everyone!