A frigid start to the day will lead to an unseasonably cold afternoon. While a few flurries, perhaps a snow shower remain possible early on, temperatures will be the bigger story for Thursday. Afternoon highs only climb into the mid-upper 20’s with wind chill values or feel like temperatures in the upper teens.
Tonight, calm and frigid conditions can be expected. While some cloud cover increases from the west, temperatures still drop into the mid-upper teens for overnight lows. Regardless, another frigid start appears likely for Friday.
After catching a brief break from some of the snow, more chances make their way back to the Mountains. A weak clipper system will dive in from the northwest while bringing a chance for a few snow showers and a reinforcing shot of cold air. Scattered snow showers remain possible into early Saturday morning before conditions eventually clear out. Some areas could pick up a dusting-1", especially across far southeastern Kentucky and the higher terrain areas.
The weekend can be described with a four letter word, cold. Highs this time of the year should be around 45º, temperatures this weekend will run some 15-20º below average. Highs hang tough in the 20’s both Saturday and Sunday before a late weekend/early week storm takes aim at Eastern Kentucky.
While many questions remain unanswered with this system, it does appear that accumulating snow chances are possible. Details on timing and amounts still need to be ironed out, but one thing is for sure, an active pattern continues for the next several days.
Sky Alert Meteorologist