It’s another weekend with a snow chance. If it seems a good deal of snow has come on the weekend, you’re right. Of Lexington’s five and a half inches of snow since December 1st, 3.8″ has been fallen on a Saturday or Sunday.
We could add to snowfall total tonight. Overall, this snow will be just a nuisance. There are a number of limiting factors with this event. First, the snow will have dry air to overcome. Temperatures will also be marginal. It will take some time for temperatures to fall below freezing tonight. Surface temperatures are also relatively warm. The snow that falls will have a difficult time sticking. And finally, the speedy nature of this approaching system won’t lend itself to high amounts. Snow will start late this evening and end before you wake up Saturday.
Oddly enough, southern Kentucky will have the best chances for seeing wintry weather. We have seen a southern drift over recent model runs. A stripe of one-ish, maybe up to two inches of snow will be possible south of Lexington. I-64 is a good dividing line between who will and who won’t see snow with this event.
A brief Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect through 7 AM Saturday. Watch out for slippery spots as the snow falls tonight.
There will be a small window for a rain/snow mix Saturday night into Sunday morning. We are tracking mostly rain to end the weekend. There is even more rain to come next week.