Three Chances for snow ahead
6 P.M. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022
Major upper air disturbance dropping south through central U.S. tonight will continue dropping heavy snows from southern Minnesota to Iowa to northern Missouri. Some spots (especially central Iowa) could get 8″+. Snow falls will lessen as the storm loses the upslope surface winds from central Missouri into Arkansas. Any significant snows from this system will stay west of us, but the Louisville could get snow showers tomorrow morning. No accumulation expected here.
Meanwhile, the upper air storm is expected to drop all the way to southern Louisiana, drift eastward for awhile, then head up the Appalachians Sunday afternoon and night. This, too, should become a major snow-maker. Highest snow totals will ride along and east of the mountains.
As the storm intensifies Sunday, the precipitation shield will expand westward. This could reach as far west as Louisville, but we’ll be too far west to see anything significant. Less than an inch, if anything for Louisville. A little rain could mix in as well. East of a line from Bowling Green to Lexington to Ashland could see several inches.
As the storm accelerates northeast Sunday night, a cold front will sweep across IN/KY early Monday morning. This will bring us our third chance for snow. It’ll probably just be some flurries and/or snow showers. Little, if any, snow expected.