Wintry Saturday Morning

Posted at 6:53 AM, Apr 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 06:53:27-04

Yes, we’re squarely a week into April and snow is still a part of the forecast. The good news about it being so late with snow is that amounts and impacts tend to be minor due to the warmer temperatures before and after the event. Still, a slippery morning will be the case as flakes fall and collect. The line is transitioning now and light to moderate snow will continue to fall through much of the morning.

We’re tracking a small winter event for the beginning of the weekend. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in place for the I-64 corridor and south to the Cumberland and Hal Rogers Parkways. Amounts will be minor. We’re expecting between 1” and 3” area wide, but the 3” will primarily be in higher elevations along Pine Mountain and the Cumberland Plateau. As the system moves in before daylight we could pick up 1” to 2” in the Bluegrass and along the I-64 corridor, but also in the South Central Kentucky counties. A narrow band between the Mountain and the Hal Rogers Parkways will only get a few tenths of an inch at best due to warmer temperatures as the snow is falling (after sunrise). All-in-all, this will be a minor snow event, but slippery to slushy roads are a concern until at least the afternoon. Use caution and reduce speed if you encounter these conditions. By the afternoon temperatures will have risen enough to melt off most if not all of the snow that has collected. We’ll see some clearing this afternoon, and tomorrow morning before the clouds increase and another minor winter event is expected Monday morning. A FREEZE WARNING will be in effect starting late this evening and lasting through Sunday morning for another round of sub-freezing temperatures. Protect plants by bringing them indoors.