Good Friday, all. Things are ugly across western parts of the state and that ugly is on the way to many other areas as the rest of the day wears on. It's looking more and more like a colder solution will work out for much of the state. That would push the lines from my last map farther to the east in several areas.
The temps at the surface continue to run colder, quicker than the models have been forecasting. Now, we are seeing the depth of the cold air increasing. That means freezing rain will give way to sleet and then likely a longer period of snow by late afternoon and evening.
The NAM is really picking up on this with its latest snowfall forecast through tonight...
That is likely too aggressive as I still expect quite a bit of sleet and ice to cut into the totals. This will also mean the chance for a mix and ice will extend farther east in time this evening.
Travel in the west is already a mess and I expect the same thing to happen into central Kentucky before the day is over.
The Saturday night and Sunday system continues to look the same and there's another wave trying to deliver another round of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Back to the tracking tools...
I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington
I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge SouthBetween Lexington and Richmond