Week of wintry weather

Mon., Feb. 8, 5:30 P.M.

Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain all likely this week

1).  The GFS model predicts we’ll have over 12″ of snow on the ground by Sunday afternoon.

2).  No other model has a prediction scenario anywhere near the GFS  ideas.

3).  We’ll see several chances for a variety of precipitation types this week…tonight, Wednesday into Thursday and Sat/Sun.

We’ll take a look at tonight and save the rest for later.  A weak upper air disturbance will pass over the region tonight and the Ohio River seems to be about the dividing line between rain/snow.  The Louisville area will be on the southern edge of the system.  We’ll most likely see some light rain/snow mix beginning late this evening.  The system will be bringing colder air, so a change from rain to snow should occur later tonight.  By morning, another light accumulation is likely.  Less than one inch here with even less snow south of town.

Meanwhile, over Indiana it’ll be mostly snow and more of it.  As you travel north of I-64 in IN and about 10-20 miles north of Louisville and north of eastern Oldham Co., Trimble and Carroll Cos., you’ll see rapidly increasing amounts of snow. Most of southern Indiana can expect 1″ to 3″ of snow by morning.  That 1″-3″ total also holds for northeastern KY.

Currently, Wednesday’s storm looks like it’ll be mostly ice.  More tomorrow.

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