Models struggling with dry slot Friday morning

A convective snow band with impressive vertical velocities gave Bowling Green a quick coating of snow this morning, but precipitation has turned back into a wintry mix of rain/sleet/snow as boundary layer temperatures are still above freezing. This first batch of wintry weather from the leading shortwave will come to an end by 8:30 am or so this morning. The models have not captured this well at all.

Precipitation on the national radar has generally been well east of what is forecast by both the NAM and GFS at 18z. Neither model shows the very large dry slot that has developed over the western halves of TN and KY and all of MS and AL.

It will be interesting to see how the second shortwave develops later this afternoon as it moves under the right rear quadrant of the jet streak.

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