Confusing Wintry-Weekend Ahead

Greetings!

Pearl Habor was 77 years ago, so please take a moment of silence for those we lost that tragic day….

Now for the ever-changing forecast. A cold front moved through the area Thursday night. Leaving thick low-level clouds, the northerly flow is bringing really cold air to the area, with later in the day north of Bowling Green Parkway will be sunny. Friday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s with winds ranging from 3-6 mph coming from the north or northeast.

A surface high pressure is sitting over the Ohio Valley this weekend, while at the same time there is an upper-level low pressure that will shoot from Mississippi River Valley to the coast. Impacting Tennessee and Carolinas, there are some trends showing Southern and maybe central Kentucky will see some impacts from this system. The timing for Kentucky will most likely be Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon. There is still a lot of uncertainties who is going to get how much, but as of right now along and south of the Cumberland Parkway could see half an inch to one inch of snow. With lesser amounts north of the Bluegrass Parkway. It is still unknown what type of precipitation that will have the most impact. with the low-level jet to the right of the entrance region of the upper-level jet, there is potential for a warm nose around the Cumberland Parkway that could stay till Sunday afternoon.

As of Right now, the NAM 12z is calling for an inch of snow across central and Southern Kentucky. Which means there could be a wintry mix with some accumulating ice.

Summary:

Friday: mostly clear a high of 39 and low of 29 winds 3-6 miles per hour.

Saturday: High of 39 with winds 6-10 miles per hour with gust around 20 miles per hour. With a low of 31. medium chance of precipitation with snow accumulation around 1 to 2 inches.

Sunday: Rain and snow likely with a chance of freezing rain before mid-afternoon. Then switching to snow and wintry mix throughout the day.  This could bring another half inch of snow. Finally clearing out Sunday night.

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