Winter Storm Warning issued; potential for 6+ inches of snow in some areas

Several waves of significant wintry weather this week.

Hi. I m w l k Y meteorologist Suzanne Horgan. We’re getting ready for a winter storm heading our way. We still have some question marks for a snowfall totals and precipitation types. But the bottom line is we’re still looking at the potential for a significant storm moving through the W L K Y viewing area. So let’s go ahead and talk about some of the specifics here. We’ve got a winter storm warning that starts at seven o’clock tonight, and that’s going to continue until one o’clock as we head into your Tuesday. The bottom line is, it’s not gonna start snowing at seven o’clock tonight. We’re gonna actually hold off on some of the snow until a bit later tonight. But we’re also gonna be on the lookout for some early accumulations on your Monday. Well, look for maybe 1 to 3 inches. I think most locations it’ll be relatively light out there for the morning hours. We will, however, be ramping up our snow potential once we head into your afternoon hours. And tomorrow evening’s keep in mind, we’re looking at the potential to see some areas of heavy snowfall. Now we’re gonna couple the heavy snowfall rates with also some fairly gusty winds out there that is gonna limit visibility in some locations. The bottom line is it does look to be a dangerous driving afternoon and evening on Monday. So if you don’t have to head out, you probably shouldn’t, because we are gonna be looking at dangerous situations now as far as our precipitation types, exactly how this is going to shake out at this point right now, it does look like we’re gonna have just maybe a few scattered flurries as we make our way throughout the day today. And then as we head into tonight, an opportunity for a little bit of a wintry mix for some of our Southern communities. Mawr, in the way of snowfall for everyone else, will hold on to the risk of some snow shower activity throughout the overnight hours into the early morning hours tomorrow, then a little bit of a break with the potential of perhaps a little bit of a wintry mix out there, perhaps a little bit of drizzle than a better chance to see some more snowfall that will arrive during the afternoon hours. We’ll continue tohave the threat of some of that snow into your Monday night and that everything should wrap up as we head into early on Tuesday. So as far as the snowfall totals that we’re gonna be talking about here, they are gonna vary. I think quite a bit now. I think by tomorrow morning, some locations 12 maybe a three inch snowfall total. I think most locations will be closer to that one inch snowfall total. Then, as we head into tomorrow afternoon, a better chance to see some more significant snow starting to add up. We’ll be watching for the potential of a wintry mix in some locations and even the possibility of some freezing rain. I want to point out that in the areas where we seem or in the way of freezing rain mawr in the way of slate, that really cuts down on what we see as far a snow accumulation. So that’s why I wanna have a caveat here. While we’re talking about a few locations exceeding six inches orm or of snowfall, I suspect it will be some areas. At this point. It looks like farther down to the south, that could see more of a wintry mix and unfortunately we could have some areas picking up some decent accumulation of some ice. So there are still some question marks. As far as the temperature profile of this storm system that’s moving through. We’re going to be mindful of the potential of the possibility of some ice as we head into your Monday end into Tuesday. So this would be primarily for our southern communities. And of course, I think can cause major concerns with power outages and obviously very dangerous conditions out on the road. So we certainly want you to be aware of that as we go ahead and take a look at the forecast for today. We remain quiet out there, mostly cloudy skies, staying cold, then overnight down to the teens, with some snow developing again anywhere from 1 to 3 inches. I think most locations will just see some light accumulations out of this. Then, for tomorrow, a better chance to see that wintry mix that snow will be heavy at times and again, the possibility of some icing concerns and some sleep. Moving through the W. L. K Y viewing area, you can see what happens to the temperatures. They are terrible as we head into your Monday and Tuesday. This is not a day when you want to get caught out on the road because we’re gonna have single digit wind shell factors. So certainly we want you to take precautions. Unfortunately, quickly on its heels, we do have another storm system that will be coming our way for Wednesday into Thursday. We will continue to keep you updated. Chris will have your latest forecast, and Jay will have your latest forecast later this afternoon. We’re also gonna be starting expanded coverage for tomorrow morning beginning at four o’clock. It will have the whole team in, of course, giving you the very latest information on the road conditions. And of course, the very latest forecast is Well, appreciate your joining us. Have a wonderful day.

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Winter Storm Warning issued; potential for 6+ inches of snow in some areas

Several waves of significant wintry weather this week.

Watch the 10:45 a.m. forecast in the player aboveA winter storm warning will go into effect at 7 p.m. and continue through 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.This storm has the potential to be one of our biggest winter storms in several years with the chance for a significant and plowable snow. Interactive radar It looks like there will be two waves of wintry precipitation: Later Sunday night into Monday morning, a little breakthrough midday, then another batch of wintry precipitation later Monday afternoon into Monday night. The latest forecast shows snow totals of 1-3 inches for some by Monday morning.By Tuesday morning, snow totals of 6 or more inches will be common. Some places have the potential to get up to a foot.There will be a sharp cutoff to the south that will see more sleet than snow. Stay up to date on this forecast right here.

Watch the 10:45 a.m. forecast in the player above

A winter storm warning will go into effect at 7 p.m. and continue through 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.

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Winter Storm Warning

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Winter Storm Warning 

This storm has the potential to be one of our biggest winter storms in several years with the chance for a significant and plowable snow.

Interactive radar

It looks like there will be two waves of wintry precipitation: Later Sunday night into Monday morning, a little breakthrough midday, then another batch of wintry precipitation later Monday afternoon into Monday night.

The latest forecast shows snow totals of 1-3 inches for some by Monday morning.

By Tuesday morning, snow totals of 6 or more inches will be common. Some places have the potential to get up to a foot.

There will be a sharp cutoff to the south that will see more sleet than snow.

Sleet cutoff

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Stay up to date on this forecast right here.

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