Threat of winter storm this weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Good Friday, everyone. A developing winter storm will target the state over the weekend and is likely to drop significant amounts of snow for many.

Here’s a breakdown of how things seem to be going:

– A period of light snow moves into the state Friday evening and early Saturday. It will then expand further east during the day and should be good for some light accumulations. This is especially the case south of the Interstate 64 corridor.

– A heavier band of snow will affect areas of western Kentucky during this time.

– Low pressure moves into the Tennessee Valley and weakens Saturday evening and early Sunday. A stronger depression then develops across Georgia and into the Carolinas and wraps around the eastern slopes of the Appalachians.

– This puts central and eastern Kentucky areas in the crosshairs of potentially heavy snow and sleet and freezing rain Sunday through Sunday night.

– Several centimeters of snow will appear in this area, but there will be a very clear break on the west slide of the accumulating snow. It seems to spawn near the Louisville and Cincy areas, but that’s still subject to change.

– Since this will be heavy, wet snow, some feeding issues may occur for any area receiving 4 inches or more of white stuff.

– The snow is fading Sunday evening with flurries bringing additional light accumulations for Monday.

– I expect winter storm watches to increase at some point on Friday.

Here’s a look at my latest winter storm threat maps…

Threat of winter storm(WKYT)
winter storm
winter storm(WKYT)

Again, these are subject to change as things become clearer on Friday. I will also have a First Call For Snowfall card at some point on Friday.

Enjoy your day and take care of yourself.

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