Sunday, March 11, 2018 4 P.M.
Majority of snow stays south of Louisville
As expected (at least by readers here), Friday’s weak Alberta Clipper failed to generate much snow around the metro area. Today a strong Clipper is approaching our region and will pass through tonight. This time, however, the storm has its eyes focused on central and southern Kentucky. You guessed it…little, if any snow for the Louisville area. Another missed opportunity in a winter highlighted by misses.
Once again, temperatures will play a big role in tonight’s weather. Surface temperatures locally will stay above freezing during the precipitation event, so no problems are expected with area roads. They will stay wet, even if we do get a small amount of snow. In fact, most major roads will be dry before the morning rush hour.
But, let’s talk about central/southern KY
Starting about 20-30 miles south of I-64 on down to the Tennessee border, SNOW will be the primary factor. Sloppy, wet snow (probably beginning as rain) appears likely for about 4-6 hours tonight. Time frame should be roughly Midnight until 6 AM EDT. Most of the southern two-thirds of KY should receive from 2″ to 4″ of snow – mostly on the grassy areas. Some spots could get as much as 4-7″ of snow. That would be enough for the heavy wet snow to break some tree limbs and/or power lines.
Louisville area summary
Light rain will move in during the evening. Rain will mix with, or change to, snow around Midnight. Precipitation should diminish by about 3-4 AM. Snow accumulations, if any, should be less than one-half inch – on grassy areas only. No traffic problems are anticipated.