We’ve got a fast moving little “clipper” moving through the flow from the Northwest that will be affecting the area. As of midday on Tuesday, it still looks like to me that the low will pass almost directly over the top of us. Most of the data supports this scenario. Wednesday the high will be midday and we could see some light showers Wednesday morning into midday. Then the low passes by and cold air starts flowing it. In the afternoon, the tail end of the moisture should wrap around to give us some afternoon flakes in the form of light snow showers or flurries. I doubt if anything will be that significant except that this may occur during drive time and sometimes this scenario leads to problems on bridges and overpasses. Extreme north and northeastern parts of the viewing area may get some accumulations but for most people it will be a near miss. Cincinnati may get about 3 inches or so and that’s pretty close.
The tricky thing with these guys is that a little shift in the projected path to the north would give us less chance and a shift slightly south would increase the chances. At this point, the National Weather Service out of Indy, Wilmington, OH and here in Louisville seem to agree with my assessment as the Louisville office has issued no snow advisory, the Indy office has a snow advisory for counties north of the viewing area and the Wilmington office..well, it looks like they just issued a snow advisory for their entire watch responsibility so it includes Jennings, Owen and Carroll counties. These advisories go for tonight through tomorrow evening.
The NWS boys do have some talk of light snow in the bluegrass overnight but I just don’t see it. Keep checking on our web page and on the regular newscasts. Jay will evaluate the latest data this afternoon and issue and update to see if there are any wrinkles. But, in general, this shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Typically, the first hint of snow in the area gets everyone buzzing. If this were in January everyone would give a collective yawn. But again…I think the biggest concern would be driving conditions in the Metro area and points north and east during the evening rush.