Winter Storm to Impact the Region Thursday

We are preparing to wrap-up our Wednesday which means we are less than 24 hours away from Thursday’s winter storm. It is going to be quite busy tomorrow, which means I probably will not be able to push out another weather post.

The National Weather Service has placed Russell and surrounding counties in a Winter Storm Warning that will go into effect Thursday morning. Folks, now is the time to make arrangements as there will likely be travel issues tomorrow afternoon. I want to stress to folks that you do not need to go and clear off the shelves at the store and take all the milk and bread :). Let’s get to some modeling and see what the computers are saying…

High-Resolution NAM

With the exception of the high-res NAM, most models are starting to come into some sort of agreement. I always like to stress that these systems are so difficult to forecast. One slight move in the system and that could mean different impacts in different regions. It does appear though that we will see a pretty significant snow event in our part of the world.

Latest hour-by-hour radar shows snow showers developing in the morning and picking up in intensity as we go through the afternoon hours. Hard to nail down an exact timing, but I think anywhere from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. tomorrow is the best timing for the Lake Cumberland Area.


This is my final call for snowfall. The newest model data has arrived, and I am adjusting our snowfall from 3-6” to 4-8” with locally higher amounts possible. 

This is directly from the National Weather Service in Louisville. Temperatures will be well into the single digits for our area with the wind chill or “feels like” temperature below zero. Make sure to leave the sinks dripping tomorrow night to try and avoid water lines freezing. Take care folks and click here for the latest GO or NOGO Reports.

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