Last week’s wild weather continued into the weekend as continuous Alberta Clipper systems swept through the Ohio Valley Region. Parts of Central and Eastern Kentucky received the first dose of measurable snowfall with a couple clipper systems dropping 2-4 inches of snow for those areas. South-central and western parts of the state missed out on most of the action by picking up a dusting of snow, with far western counties receiving no accumulations. Another clipper system developed over the mid-west and quickly moved through parts of Missouri late last night. Quick burst of snow was recorded over parts of St. Louis as accumulations ranged from 2-3 inches of snowfall. The HRRR last night showed positive signs for snow lovers across south-central KY as 1 hour accumulated snowfall rates of 1-2 inches/hr were possible along the I-65 corridor and westward.
Snowfall was forecast to impact the Bowling Green area this morning and did so by dropping an official inch of snow. This intense and quick hitting system affected areas just to our north and west as the hardest hit areas along a narrow axis extending from Ohio County through Edmonson, Barren and southern Hart counties picked up 2-3 inches of snow. As far as Bowling Green is concerned, some photos were taken this morning as the heaviest snow began to fall around 3am.
Snow abruptly came to an end shortly after its impact over Bowling Green as the system continued to work its way through eastern Kentucky and Tennessee by late morning. Cloudy skies are expected to stick around through the afternoon hours before some partial clearing to our west occurs. Temperatures in the forecast look to warm up as highs make a run towards 40 degrees in Bowling Green. Clouds should continue to push to our east as Mostly Sunny conditions should prevail by mid-afternoon with wind from the west around 10-15 mph. Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a cold low around 24 degrees.
Looking ahead for your Monday, another system is expected to impact the area by Monday evening and could bring a rain/snow mix to the area. The latest model run (NAM) shows another system with a bit warmer air mass and more moisture to sweep through as precipitation is likely to start out as rain before switching to snow late Monday night/early Tuesday morning. Light snow accumulations are expected at best with better chances of snow to our north.
Latest NAM model run shows the 5400 line cutting the state nearly in half as this gives a good idea where the rain/snow line could exist. As mentioned before, areas to our north will see a better chance at a light accumulation with more of a rain/snow mix towards the south and west. Monday’s temperature will continue the warming trend with highs around 47 degrees with a slight chance of rain through the late afternoon hours. Lows for your Monday night will hover right around the freezing mark as the chance for rain/snow mix will exist.
Tuesday: Partly sunny conditions. High: 45º. Southwest wind around 5-10 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly Clear skies. Low:29º. Light and variable winds.
Wednesday: Mostly Sunny. High:48º