Hey. I often make fun of snow forecasts by saying, “don’t break out the snow shoes just yet.” Well, some people may need the snow shoes. If you can’t read the map above very well, it’s the early afternoon Meso-ETA. It paints a snow total of 10 to 18 inches along the counties either side of the Ohio River. That may be a stretch but, I’ll tell you what, I have noticed over the past couple of days that there is very strong flow coming up from the Eastern Gulf of Mexico so there is a whole mess of moisture coming up. So, that’s not a problem. Late runs indicate the slight eastern wiggle is consistent and the cold air does filter in.
Now…remember that the intitial activity may have some sleet or rain mixed in and that we got to the lower 50′s on Thursday so it will take some time for the ground to get cold. Look for accumulations on the grass first then the roads. Travel will most likely be the most difficult for the evening rush hour Friday and then all Friday night through early Saturday.
While not everyone will get the heaviest snow, everyone should get a fair amount with lesser amounts tapering off pretty rapidly with distance from the Ohio River. But if you get a bunch of snow, just enjoy it. It’s the weekend.
Then ask yourself if you really think that Louisville is in the South.