Multiple rounds of winter weather

Starting tonight
Posted at 3:23 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 05:50:07-05

The workweek started on a quiet note with cloud coverage increasing ahead of a few storm systems heading west. Temperatures have been on the cold side with most areas remaining below 40 degrees. Snow showers are on approach for our extreme northern counties later this evening.

Starting tonight, several rounds of mixed precipitation will fall over Kentucky lasting through the end of the week. First up, a weak stalled boundary separating the freezing air in Indiana and Ohio from the just above freezing air over our forecast area. As moisture rolls in snow showers will fall later this evening and overnight for Northern Kentucky. Amounts are generally expected to remain below 1.00” but travel is expected to be slippery as you drive north. It seems as if the bulk of the snow will begin falling as the evening commute is wrapping up. A mix of snow and rain will fall mainly north of I-64 through Tuesday morning with scattered rain showers falling south of I-64. These showers look to dissipate by the late morning hours of Tuesday. Less than an inch of snow will fall with this initial round. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect from this evening through 7:00 Tuesday morning for Owen, Grant, Pendleton, and Bracken Counties.

The bigger weather story this week (and possibly this year) will be the middle of the week. Another stalled frontal boundary will set up over the Commonwealth. This time along a more southerly boundary. All types of precipitation will be possible as the stalled front will separate freezing air from non-freezing air. Snow will be expected in Northern Kentucky, north of I-64. Along the Bluegrass and I-64 corridor, east of I-75 will be the line of potential icing. As of now, ice amounts look to be significant Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. Hazardous travel and power outages could happen with this storm. It will certainly be one to watch as information will change daily. Cold rain will be the case from the two southern parkways, south. A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for most of our Central, Bluegrass, and Eastern Kentucky counties, going into effect Tuesday evening and lasting into Thursday afternoon. Keep it with the StormTracker Weather team for the latest updates on the midweek winter storm.