2:35pm EDT 12/8/2018 By Darius Mack
Good afternoon everyone, here’s a quick update on the winter weather potential this weekend. I’ve been monitoring those chances all week and models have been waffling for the past couple of days on how north or south the precipitation moves. Now that we’re less than 24 hours out my confidence on significant winter weather impacts for the weekend is about moderate to high.
Here’s the breakdown:
-A Low tracks from the south, depending on how deep the Low is, determines how far north the swath of precip will move. Southern and eastern Kentucky looks to be getting most of the impacts out of the system this weekend.
-Temperatures will hover around the freezing mark when most of the precipitation moves in, however, Highs on Sunday will go above freezing which will allow for a transition from snow/sleet mix to rain. But Sunday night lows will go below freezing which will allow for any accumulating precip to refreeze overnight.
-There is a really sharp cut off from north to south with snow totals as anywhere from 0”-4+” snow is possible in southern Kentucky.
Below are my preliminary thoughts on the impacts of this winter system.
Have a safe weekend!