Focus with this video:
_weekend storm system
_week of dec 20
_early thoughts on Christmas
More info to come later.
Focus with this video:
_weekend storm system
_week of dec 20
_early thoughts on Christmas
More info to come later.
I am getting caught back up at work since I have been out. Has it been busy? :)
Here are some cold/snow stats to pass along:
.7” this morning in Louisville.
Season total so far 5.8”
Snow total last season 9.8”
Winter of 10-11 7.0”
Normal is 12.5” for a season
Coldest so far this season: 19° on 12/7
Coldest all of last season: 9°
Winter of 10-11 6°
Winter of 09-10 7°
Winter of 08-09 -1°
Now, we look ahead to what is next as we usually do on this blog.
Here are the key features I am focusing on today:
1) "dry" cold front Wed
2) Southern low Fri-Sun
3) Clipper next Tue/Wed
A "dry" cold front should slide down tomorrow. This will bring in a re-enforcing shot of Arctic air into the area Wed night/Thursday. Any snow looks to stay to our north based on moisture fields. However a flurry is possible as sometimes these fronts can squeeze out just enough.
This front is very important to what happens with the following system. Model do a horrible job with post-Arctic airmasses. They tend to warm things too fast.
Having said that...there will be complications with the weekend system.
We have a strong southern branch feature and a digging northern one during this period. As always the case in these setups..the debate is over phasing of the two. And right now, it appears both streams will stay separate.
This would allow for a faster moving system but the moisture/new surge of cold air will be displaced. So that is why the models are waffling with specifics. Here is how they stand this afternoon...
Most of Friday looks dry. It will be late Friday night/early Saturday that things pick up in the snow department.
Snow to start
Snow to start
Mix to start but likely mostly snow
Then as we head into Saturday....there will be a bump of warm air both as the surface and aloft. But again...just how strong of a warm push is in question.
Snow to rain up to Ohio River/far southern IN
Snow to rain up through IN
Snow to rain for most of southern IN
By later Saturday night/Sunday... 2 options are at play. One--moisture leaves...nothing happens. Or two...moisture rotates in from the northern feature with light snow.
Ends as snow
Ends mostly dry
Ends as light snow
OVERALL THOUGHTS: It is too early to discuss amounts and such. We have to nail down the development of the 2 features and low tracks to better get a handle on precip types/amounts. I do feel more confident today that it will start as snow...and end as snow. It will be the warming during the day on Saturday that is in question. This may be a setup where north of the river---likely stays as all snow..south of the river..turns to rain. Louisville of course--- in the middle. Let's give this one a couple more days as we have learned already that we need these features on the map so we can sample them with the weather balloons to better gauge their development. Just a system to watch for the weekend...so here is your heads up!
NEXT WEEK'S CLIPPER
There looks to be a swath of light snow that will dive down in the NW flow next Tue/Wed. GEM shows it well.
Latest EURO is also showing this feature. The angle in which it drops down will HIGHLY depend on the low position from the weekend system. So this remains just a "chance" for right now in the extended.
There are other systems/features to track as we get closer to Christmas...more on that later.
We had a burst of morning snow that amounted to a couple inches for portions of WAVE Country in Indiana. Louisville received under an inch and even lighter amounts to the south of Louisville.
Now that the snow is gone, some of the clouds will clear through the afternoon. We are stuck in the deep freeze this week with bitter cold temperatures...especially overnight. Some wind chills will be in the single digits early tomorrow morning. The next few nights will be cold enough to leave the faucet dripping overnight.
It is staying cold all day long! Temperatures will be steady in the lower to mid 30s all day, but with the winds outside, it will feel more like the 20s all day. You may see some drizzle, and for the most part, you'll see more clouds than sun.
A disturbance moves through tonight with just enough moisture in place to produce a few snow showers. If you see the snow tonight, it should be light. It may last into the morning hours for some, so we will be tracking snowflakes on the radar for WAVE 3 News Sunrise tomorrow morning.
For those that get the snow, it is only expected to bring less than a half inch of accumulation, and some areas may just get a dusting.
TIMING OF THE SNOW:
12AM-3AM: 20% snow chance
3AM-6AM: 30% snow chance
6AM-9AM: 20% snow chance
9AM-12PM: 10% snow chance
The snow is ending across the Louisville area and freezing rain to our south is tapering off as well. Through today and tonight we'll see the chance for a few spots of freezing drizzle and snowflakes. Road conditions will be improving due to warmer temperatures during the afternoon, but when I say warm I'm only talking about just above freezing. We may have trouble getting to that point in Southern Indiana with the snowpack in place there. Tomorrow should be a dry day with only some patches of freezing drizzle in the morning. We'll track a chance for some light snow during the Tuesday timeframe as we start the workweek. Sunshine returns by Wednesday but temperatures will still be cold!
1:22pm - The conference call will start at 1:30. Standing by.
1:30pm - The call is starting
1:32pm - Joe Sullivan is heading up the call. Call might not have to have been done today if it had not been scheduled already. Doesn't look as bad
1:32pm - Winter Weather Advisory issued, no warnings expected.
1:33pm - System will start with the worst conditions and then things improve during the day tomorrow.
1:33pm - Advisory starts at 11pm tonight for Southern Kentucky. North of Campbellsville to Louisville the advisory starts at 4am. No Indiana counties included.
1:34pm - Precip begins as snow/sleet/frz rain then freezing rain then rain. By sometime in the afternoon we'll all be seeing improvement.
1:35pm - Inch of snow/sleet possible close to the OH River down to the parkways
1:35pm - Ice accumulations up to 0.2"
1:36pm - Temps will be in the upper teens to start in some places as this begins. This is a concern for roads.
1:37pm - Upper-level disturbance causing this now in Texas. This will slide over low-level moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to create the precipitation.
1:38pm - Southern half of Kentucky will be all rain by late morning.
1:39pm - Up to 1" of snow/sleet with 0.2" of icing possible across the Bluegrass Parkway region. May not be the best area to travel in.
1:40pm - High temps will be above freezing tomorrow, 34 degrees in Louisville and warmer to the south
1:40pm - Question/Answer time: Emergency managers first, then media.
1:41pm - Louisville Metro Public Works: Timing for Louisville? Starting with snow at 7am, ice and sleet through 1pm, goes back to rain after 1pm.
1:44pm - Refreezing on roads from Sunday night into Monday morning? Temps will fall below freezing on Sunday night but only by a couple degrees or so. Salting and treating roads should be OK given that situation. Shouldn't be a big deal.
1:45pm - Timing for Taylor County? Icing begins at 2am.
1:46pm - Hardin County: Timing for tomorrow? Will warm up around noon, so a morning event. Inch of sleet/snow with 0.2" of ice possible. This is an area of concern since both are in play.
1:48pm - Blue Grass Parkway issues? This is going to be the sweet spot for ice and snow accumulations. Most impact here mid to late morning for a couple hours. During the afternoon things should be fine.
1:49pm - Lexington/Fayette County: Timing and type? Freezing precip starts around 3am, heaviest around 8am, into plain rain by noon. This area is in the sweet spot with snow/sleet of 1" and 0.2" of ice glaze, too.
1:53pm - Orange County, IN: Why no advisory here? There's really not much ice that will happen here even though snow is possible. Orange County won't see much improvement with temperature and roads thanks to deep snow pack.
1:55pm - How much liquid precipitation will fall tomorrow night that could wash off brine from roads? About 0.10"
1:58pm - Media question time.
1:58pm - Cumberland Parkway conditions? Early on Sunday might be a little hazardous due to accumulations of ice. By sunrise things should be in decent shape due to warmer temps.
1:59pm - Madisonville-Hopkinsville area thoughts? Start time will be midnight, changeover to rain around 9-11am.
2:00pm - Local media: Will we break the freezing mark in Louisville tomorrow? Advection should get us above freezing but even if we don't get above the roads should be alright even if we get close to freezing and not reach it. Precip amounts should be low enough that it won't create big problems. Might not see any freezing rain here in Louisville, could go from snow/sleet to plain rain. Also, precip may exit a little faster than anticipated based on yesterday.
2:04pm - The call is finished.
Tr Lexington (Official) 3.2" Louisville International (Official) 2.5" Louisville NWS Office 0.8" Fort Knox 0.0" Bowling Green (Official)
|Floyd||NEW Albany||IN||FREEZING RAIN||0.1|
|Washington||1 NW Martinsburg||IN||FREEZING RAIN||0.2|
|Perry||Tell City||IN||FREEZING RAIN||0.25|
|Ohio||Beaver DAM||KY||FREEZING RAIN||0.25|
|Washington||1 NW Martinsburg||IN||SNOW||3.5|
|Washington||1 NW Martinsburg||IN||SLEET||0.5|
|Hardin||Vine Grove||KY||FREEZING RAIN||0.1|
|Perry||3 SSW Adyeville||IN||SNOW||3.4|
|Perry||3 SSW Adyeville||IN||SNOW||3.4|
|Grayson||4 SW Yeaman||KY||FREEZING RAIN||0.33|
|Orange||3 NW Hardinsburg||IN||SNOW||7.5|
|Orange||3 NW Hardinsburg||IN||HEAVY SNOW||7.5|
|Perry||Tell City||IN||HEAVY SNOW||4.5|
|Oldham||2 SE Buckner||KY||SNOW||3.2|
|Dubois||ST. Anthony||IN||HEAVY SNOW||5|
10:00pm - WARNING CANCELED, but slick roads still possible overnight into early Saturday.
6:35pm - Good Afternoon from Henry Co.. All sleet here and 31 degrees starting to lightly accumulate on untreated surfaces.. Expect changeover to snow later in the afternoon with a brief period of accumulation this evening. -AW
6:30pm - We're now approaching the back edge of the snow but we'll still see scattered snow showers throughout the early to mid evening. Still some moderate snowfall to be seen in the Louisville area over the next hour.
6:19pm - Here are some reports into the NWS Louisville office from 5:00pm to 6:15pm...
5:39pm - Heavy snow now in western portions of Grayson County with 1/3" of ice already accumulated. Sleet has just changed to snow in southern portions of the county now, too.
4:39pm - Travel Warning now in Floyd County, IN. Counties under travel watches (yellow) and warnings (red) below.
4:36pm - Record daily maximum snowfall set in Louisville...
...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT LOUISVILLE KY... A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 2.3 INCHES WAS SET AT LOUISVILLE KY TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.9 SET IN 1977.
4:15pm - The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Mesoscale Discussion for several hours of 1"/hr snow (heavy!) with freezing rain on the south side of that. This includes Louisville.
SUMMARY...BAND OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE NEWD THROUGH THE OH VALLEY INTO EARLY EVENING. SNOWFALL RATES FROM 0.5 TO 1 INCH PER HOUR WILL REMAIN LIKELY WITH RATES LOCALLY EXCEEDING 1 INCH PER HOUR. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD REMAIN MOSTLY FREEZING RAIN FROM PARTS OF WRN TN INTO SCNTRL AND CNTRL KY.
4:04 PM.. Snowing heavily in Henry county... 1" on the ground.. looks like the new snowblower will get its first ride tonight. AW
3:23pm - Portersville in Dubois County has a report of 7 inches of snow with a 0.2" layer of ice. Heaviest snow totals will be in Southern Indiana for sure. Still several hours of snow to get through. Transition to snow will happen to the south of Louisville through the afternoon and evening.
2:24pm - We're seeing multiple spin-outs and accidents on I-65 near Fern Valley Road right now. Interstates are becoming slick. Slow it down out there and be safe. Be especially cautious on overpasses and bridges. Road temperatures are about to hit freezing.
2:18pm - RADAR UPDATE: We're now all snow in Louisville and travel conditions are deteriorating quickly. Our early switchover to snow means we could pick up a bit more accumulation than our previous forecast, and this goes for everyone near the Ohio River. We're monitoring those trends.
2:04pm - Snow now falling in Downtown Louisville.... road temp on I-264 at Taylor Blvd is 33 degrees. Just got this image in from Scott County, IN... what a mess! Don't travel this afternoon and evening if you don't have to as roads will deteriorate.
1:52pm - Track where the snow is falling with our WAVE 3 News SkyTrack Cameras! Corydon just switched to all snow and we're starting to see flakes fly on the South Louisville cam. Click here to access our SkyTrack Camera network.
1:38pm - Dual pol radar is showing the melting layer aloft now crossing into Louisville. Once this gets south of the city we'll be seeing sleet/freezing rain change over to snow. Based on radar trends this should happen sometime within the 2 o'clock hour.
1:25pm - Here are the latest reports we have from the National Weather Service in Louisville:
1:11pm - Snow is coming down hard in Brownstown, Indiana. Thanks to Nicole for the picture! It looks like the mix to snow line is hung up around the Ohio River at this point but it'll continue south this afternoon.
12:36pm - RADAR UPDATE: The rain/snow line is now approaching the Louisville Metro. The air temperature is 31 degrees in Louisville while road temps are hovering just above freezing. Be careful out there! Folks south of Louisville are still seeing freezing rain and sleet for the most part at this time.
12:05pm - Have a weather question? The WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team is taking your calls now on WAVE 3 Listens Live until 12:30pm!
11:57am - Jeffersonville police are reporting power lines down in the area. Also, just received a report of heavy snow now falling in Floyd County.
11:50am - RADAR UPDATE: Snow (blue) is falling north of a line from Jasper to Madison, IN. The freezing rain and sleet (red) continues south of that. While the snow is coming for the Louisville area the line is crawling southward at a relatively slow rate. Click the image for a larger view.
11:40am - Snow is falling in Paoli, Indiana and it's as sure bet that the folks at Paoli Peaks are loving it! We've been seeing some big flakes on our SkyTrack camera there and even someone riding along in a snow mobile. Click here to access our SkyTrack Camera network.
11:31am - Road temperatures are above freezing in Louisville, but dropping. I-264 at Taylor Blvd (below) is showing 34.5 but bridges and overpasses have already dropped below the freezing mark. Be careful out there, especially on raised roadways and untreated side streeets! -RH
This will not be the typical blog post. I am not showing model data at least not very much. We've seen plenty, it seems to be all anyone talks about. The models are a TOOL not the end all to the weather. Instead I am going to focus a little on the meteorology. There is no hype here, just my opinion of what will happen and why. It is a difficult forecast to do in these situations especially in a 2:30 second weather cast. Clearly what will happen in Seymour, Indiana will be very different from downtown Louisville which will be different from Campbellsville, Kentucky and all are in our coverage area. So, as I type this Huntingburg (Dubois County) is at 36 and our southern viewing area is in the 50's. The current NWS radar is showing an increase in precip to the NW, the sign the winter storm is coming together. A mix of rain, sleet and snow with temperatures near 32 is occurring over Southern Illinois. Clearly the cold air and the precipitation are coming, but in what form and how will it impact and accumulate. This is where I may differ a little. Here is the one piece of model information I will present.
OUTPUT FROM NAM 12Z DEC 05 13 TTPTTR1R2R3 VVVLI PSDDFF HHT1T3T5 SDF//927364 01599 102610 62161307 06013879265 02401 173213 56060807 12018949563 12703 193513 55020107 18028979466 05111 220111 53000102 24048989869 09811 200312 53000102 30103979971 14511 170215 54000105 36046969673 -9418 230116 47989801 42003953716 -1122 293413 41979496 48000923215 -2126 343514 38939295 54000881919 -1027 373507 38959395 60000931335 -0927 370210 39939596 BNA//907668 01697 132015 64191508
I have bolded what is important. In black those are liquid precipitation totals and it totals 2.25" from roughly mid evening tonight to early evening Friday. Now imagine if that was snow! a 10-1 ratio is nearly 2 ft! In green those are temperatures (in celsius) at a few levels surface to just above. 00 is freezing and note the other levels are above freezing right into late tomorrow. The blue area is humidity levels at those same levels and they drop big time late tomorrow .Now keep in mind this is only metro Louisville I am speaking of. This data suggets a prolonged period of low to mid 30s on temperatures both surface and a few thousand feet above. That is not much of a snow or freezing rain set up. It is more sleet and a cold rain. Even if it gets a little colder (which is possible) it is still more sleet. Late in the event the transition to snow occurs but at that point the atmosphere quickly dries out. During the day I would think the combination of residual heat from the warmth of yesterday, the treatment of chemicals on the roads and the fact we dont drop much below 32 would keep the main roads wet.
I can think back to numerous events where it looked potentially bad and once the true cold air comes in things dry out. This makes sense meteorologically speaking since colder air can not hold as much moisture as warmer air. Inevitably when these set ups come in from the north the deeper moisture exits. If we keep enough moisture aloft in place (warmer air holds more) that just solidifies my sleet scenario not snow. Topography also plays a role here. We are at a lower elevation in the metro than you are to the NE and especially NNW of the city. Once into Orange and Washington and Scott counties of Indiana the snow and ice scenario is more plausible to me. I think we will see a very sharp cutoff so places like Seymour and Bedford and Paoli and Scottsburg could get 4-6 inches of snow. We may get an inch or so in Louisville very late in the day before the drying comes in but I am betting the majority in the metro is a sleet and cold rain with temperatures near freezing. Now if we do drop colder (IF) then this becomes more serious and that will have to be evaluated in a more nowcasting sense on Friday.
This brings me to Sunday which in my view may be far more impactful. We should easily be in deep cold air (in the 20's) at the surface. Then we warm up just above on a robust SW wind. This looks like an ideal freezing rain set up (Sunday morning) then the question becomes when or if the surface gets to 32. It may Sunday afternoon or evening but we could see 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rainfall before it does. Weather systems from the SW are usually more of a concern to me than those from the NW and this too makes sense meteorologically.
So for forecast highlights I see our northern areas getting several inches of snow tomorrow, a mixed bag but more sleet than anything for the metro and then a mix to just mostly rain to the south. Sunday is ice to rain south, mostly ice in the middle that could start as light snow and end as light rain and snow to freezing rain up north.. Oh and after that, the coldest air of the season pours in.
As an aside I am not working at WAVE today, this is from home. So my thoughts may or may not agree with the other 5 people of the WAVE 3 weather team. It is their call as to what they are forecasting on air. We won't know how it goes until the weather occurs. I will be in the seat though this weekend both Saturday and Sunday. I will likely have updates on Friday.
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1:30pm - Conference call is starting
1:31pm - Wintry weather already happening in Illinois
1:32pm - Winter Storm Warning was issued for one more tier of counties, south of the Ohio River, includes Louisville
1:33pm - This is an evolving situation, Winter Weather Advisory may be issued for folks not in the Winter Storm Warning
1:33pm - Mix begins between 7-10pm for northern Southern Indiana Conties, midnight for folks closer to the Ohio River in Indiana, trickier for Louisville and south
1:34pm - 1-4am Friday will be the changeover for Louisville for mix
1:35pm - Mix of sleet and snow in the morning for Southern Indiana, moves southward through the morning toward the afternoon
1:36pm - Peak snow intensity late morning for Southern Indiana will be Friday morning, will be Friday afternoon for folks along and south of the river
1:36pm - NWS Forecast: 4-8" of snow for Jasper to Scottsburg
1:38pm - 3-5" of snow for areas just north of the Ohio River with 1" sleet and tenth of an inch of ice
1:38pm - Areas just south of the river 1-4" of snow with 1" sleet and tenth inch of ice.
1:39pm - Up to 1-3" of snow with 1" sleet and up to 1/4" of ice for Breckinridge/Meade Counties
1:39pm - Up to 1" snow with 1/2 inch sleet and tenth inch of ice south of the Parkways
1:39pm - Light wintry precip toward Campbellsville
1:40pm - Flash freeze situation for on Friday night with falling temperatures
1:41pm - Heavy rain with 2-3" of rain from Frankfort to E-town and south
1:42pm - Round 2 of wintry precip on Sunday
1:43pm - Precipitation between 7am-2pm on Sunday
1:44pm - More snow and ice from Friday would make us cooler, could mean more snow initially on Sunday. Less snow and ice on Friday would mean more ice on Sunday morning with a quicker rain changeover on Sunday afternoon.
1:44pm - Snow starting off mainly north of Parkways Sunday AM, mix south
1:45pm - Heavy band of precipitation from Bowling Green to Lexington possibly. This may result in heavy snow in this area. Should it be warmer aloft this would be a dangerous ice situation for that area instead of snow.
1:45pm - Some sort of special weather statement or hazardous weather outlook may come out tonight from NWS Louisville concerning Sunday's winter weather threat.
1:46pm - Winds of 5-10 mph with gusts to 15 mph could create problems if an icing situation develops
1:46pm - Question and answer session now
1:47pm - Taylor County EMA: How much accumulation of ice? Taylor County could see a small amount of sleet and snow but anything wet on the ground could refreeze. Less than half an inch of frozen precip on Friday, could be 3-5" of snow or heavy ice (depends on temperatures) for Sunday in Taylor County.
1:50pm - Jefferson Co: Hover around 32 right after midnight. Morning will hover between 30-33 degrees. There could be a temperature gradient in Louisville with north colder than south of the county. Temperatures will fall throughout the day.
1:52pm - Ohio County, KY: Mix pushes in toward daybreak, pushes south and east through the county through the morning. Late morning could have accretion of ice (ice accumulates even if temps above freezing due to contact with below-freezing ice already on surface)
1:54pm - Trimble County, KY: Temperatures falling late night tonight, icy mix with snow and sleet by morning. This will continue through early morning but turn to all snow and sleet during the afternoon. Northern portion of the county will get more than the southern portion.
1:55pm - Lexington, KY: If it stays cold, second event on Sunday could see 3-5" of snow. If it stays ice, .25" to .75" of ice. NWS will have a better update on this tomorrow. Unsure if a conference call on Friday, certainly on Saturday.
1:57pm - Shelby Co Public Schools: What's in the morning on Friday? Just liquid in the morning but the mix will be moving into Shelbyville by 7am-ish. Mix continues from morning through the day. What about students on a field trip to Louisville? Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will be an issue during the day. What about Bowling Green football championship? Precipitation done by midnight across the area on Friday night. While no precipitation on Saturday there could be some road issues still. Bowling Green will have less wintry precip overall than our immediate area.
1:59pm - Will ice sit there for a while after Sunday? If warm air arrives on Sunday some thawing of ice could occur, especially elevated objects. Temperatures could stay above freezing into Sunday night if they do warm. Sunday night into Monday could get below freezing once again. Overall, some melting possible on Sunday but unsure. Also, 3/4 of precipitation doesn't necessarily mean 3/4 inch of ice accumulation.
2:02pm - Jeffersonville, IN: What time will it hit here tonight? Winter weather mixture between midnight and 3am. Mix of snow and sleet with some freezing rain throughout the night. Worst part off the storm 9am-3pm Friday. Kind of a mess tomorrow...
2:03pm - Henry County Schools: What about the morning here? Northern part of Henry might be liquid in the morning but it will switchover to a wintry mix quickly. 3-5" of snow/sleet in the northern part of the county, maybe an inch south. This will be a very strong gradient of snowfall.
2:04pm - Cumberland Parkway: What will happen at daybreak? Rain most of the day tomorrow, switches to a mix after 3pm. Some snow and freezing drizzle possible in the evening, a few slick spots possible.
2:05pm - Grayson Co: What happens tomorrow morning? Rain switches to freezing rain/sleet during the morning. More ice north and west, more liquid rain with sleet and snow southeast.
2:06pm - Hardin Co EMA: What's up with Hardin Co? West of E-town more ice/sleet/snow. Could switch over closer to mix clower to noon tomorrow in the southern part of the county. Conditions will deteriorate overall from north to south in the county through the morning. Northern part of I-65 in Hardin will be the worst, southern not quite as bad. Air travel disruptions possible tomorrow over all the area.
2:09pm - Harrison Co: Snow/ice timing? River issues? Some minor flooding issues possible. In Harrison County it will be all liquid tonight, late morning tomorrow it will be a mess with wintry mix.
2:10pm - University of Kentucky: Narrower time estimation of ice issues on Friday for Lexington? Sunday/Monday ice? No earlier than 3pm on wintry mix for Lexington, rain before that. Sunday morning and during the day will be horrendous due to snow pack or ice on the roads, will take some time to get the roads clear in Lexington area.
2:12pm - Bullitt County Schools: 5am timeframe tomorrow? Wintry mix moves in toward daybreak, liquid rain in the south of the county. Mixture of winter weather overall in the morning.
2:13pm - Floyd County Road Dept: When does this start/end on Friday and Sunday? Transition to winter weather mixture by 3am on Friday, intensity peak will be from 10am to 3pm, ends tomorrow early evening with a little snow, should be all done by 8:30pm ish. Storm 2 on Sunday: Highest precip in Kentucky, higher in Indiana. After sunrise on Sunday precipitation gets north of the river. Diminishes late Sunday night. Snow initially on Sunday changes to a mix, sleet during the day, rain or freezing rain later on Sunday.
2:16pm - Fayette County: Confused on Friday, when is in the mix in Lexington? 3-4pm in the afternoon for mix, northwestern part of the county first. Increases for rush hour.
2:17pm - Woodford County: Which event will be worst? Can't really characterize either as worse than the other, the second will play off the first. Just be prepared!
2:18pm - Barren County: What about down here? Mostly liquid precip early but mix possible during Friday afternoon/evening.
2:20pm - LaGrange/Oldham Co: Timeframe Friday evening for activities? Winding down from the northern part toward the southern part. Precip ends as snow/sleet/freezing drizzle by 8pm-ish. Slick spots possible across the county.
2:21pm - Media question time
2:21pm - Media: 4-8" in southern Indiana include sleet? Yes.
2:22pm - Call wrapping up. Might be a call on Friday, Saturday for sure.
END OF CALL