NWS conference call on the Messy Weekend system | Weather Blog

We just concluded a conference call with the National Weather Service about the potential for winter weather this weekend and the impacts in our area. Here’s what we talked about:






Friday: light dusting of snow west of I-65. Minimal impacts.

Saturday: minimal impacts and snow in our region. Snow is very likely in southern Kentucky.






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There is currently a watch for a few of our counties for the day on Sunday. On Saturday, the weather service will consider replacing it with a winter weather advisory. We’ll let you know when it comes out.






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Sunday is the main concern as the low develops a bit more and pulls back north. It will be heavy snow, so it is more difficult to shovel. There is also still a great deal of uncertainty about how much snow will fall and where sleet could also mix with that snow.






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The most common question we all ask ourselves today is “could this move further north?” NWS says there is still little confidence on the track, so yes, it could falter a bit one way or another. However, it is unlikely to move 50 to 100 miles north.






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Once this system hits the Plains, NWS will have a better idea of ​​what it’s doing here. Conclusion: confidence is still weak in the details. You’ll have to keep checking for updates until this system gets here.

Michael P. Boser