If I could use one word to describe today, messy would have to be my word of choice. After a few to several inches across the state yesterday, and even a glaze of ice for some, temperatures warmed up just enough for most to experience the 35 degree rain they are experiencing now. But wait, there's more!
Another round of heavy snow will impact parts of central and eastern Kentucky as cold air wraps itself into the departing area of low pressure later on tonight. While this won't be a huge statewide band of snow, the areas that do get hit with it could once again see anywhere from a few to several inches of snowfall.
Determining where exactly this band sets up has been an all day long challenge, but I think I'm starting to get a better idea.
This forecast model known as the HRRR has been on the ball for the most part of today, and here's what it's showing going through the rest of tonight and into Tuesday.
This is the reason for the Winter Weather Advisories that are in place across Central and Eastern Kentucky, as more travel disrupting accumulations appear to be likely during the overnight period and into Tuesday morning.
Usually, this is a situation where I would go higher, but this one is tough, as an eastward shift in the band could result in no snow at all and heading to school. I do, however, believe Lexington will end up with at least a couple inches out of this which would result in travel disruptions for the morning commute.
it is with this in mind, and being conservative, that I've decided to place the Snowdayometer at 60%, giving FCPS students and staff a MODERATE chance of a snow day.
Oh yeah, for the folks in Bowling Green, I think the snow misses the area for the most part, which should send most back to class for tomorrow. Warren County Schools, on the other hand, gets out for flurries, so we shall see if they send you all back in the morning. Most roads have seen major improvements though. ;)
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