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Afternoon weather update

You may see on the news tonight that parts of eastern Kentucky are under winter weather advisories for tonight. They are going to be a few degrees colder than we will be, so their rain showers will fall as snow showers. All of that should stay north and east of us.

If you, or anyone you know, plans to travel north into Kentucky tonight or tomorrow morning the forecast will need to be watched. They are expecting travel problems from some ice and snow.

While we don’t expect any travel issues, temps will be cold enough to support a rain/snow mix tonight on the plateau. Don’t be surprised if you see some of that if you’re up late enough. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see a rain/snow mix in the morning.

Thankfully, temps are expected to hover just above freezing tonight, keeping us out of the woods from trouble.

The map below shows the winter weather advisories in blue. Again, all of this should stay well north and east of the plateau.


2 thoughts on “Afternoon weather update

  1. Jan. 6,2020 at 4:30 A large purple cloud bank appeared in the low West. It looked like a mountain range. What is the cause of this and what is its weather portent? I love your blog!

    1. Good evening, Reb! I’m so glad you enjoy the blog. That means a lot to me. Those clouds were so cool, weren’t they?! That was the first deck of clouds to move in ahead of our next storm system. I had been seeing some cirrus clouds trying to move in overhead, but then that big bank of clouds come up on the horizon. This can happen when a system moves in rather quickly, while cool and stable air is still present here at the surface. It just looked so ominous and impressive. I tried to get a picture but my good camera was here at home and not with me at work. These clouds are ahead of our next rain maker, which will bring us some light rain tonight. With dewpoints so close to freezing, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see some wet snowflakes mixed in. I never get tired of watching winter storm systems move in. They rarely disappoint!

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