Chief Meteorologist Bill Meck has been blogging up a storm this week detailing what to expect from this weekend’s winter storm. His posts are a treat to read for all the weather nerds out there.
Since Wednesday we have been highlightling in the StormTracker Forecast that this weekend’s winter storm will include a decent amount of rain, plummeting temperatures, and a chance for snow on the backside. So the snowfall forecast remains the same. We are tracking one to three inches of snow for central and eastern Kentucky between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Areas as close as Cincinnati could receive close to half a foot of snow this weekend. This “cutter” is going to be a big snow-maker for parts of the Ohio Valley and the Northeast. Instead of measuring in inches like we will here, snow will be measured in feet for these areas.
Now for the timing. Rain is set to arrive by Saturday morning. Arctic air will blast into central Kentucky during the late afternoon and early evening hours. We are tracking the change over from rain to snow between 7 PM and 9 PM. There may be a brief period of freezing rain before transitioning over to all snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory will in place for the entire Commonwealth at this time. If you must travel Saturday evening or Sunday morning, do so safely and smartly. Roads will slick, icy, and snow-covered. The rain earlier in the day won’t allow crews to pre-treat the roads. The wind will also pick up. Wind-blown snow will reduce visibility.
We hope you’ll stay with the StormTracker Weather Team over the weekend as we track this major winter storm.