... Strong storm system to affect eastern Kentucky from late tonight
through Wednesday night...
An area of low pressure will deepen rapidly as it crosses northern
Kentucky late tonight into Wednesday morning... before making its way
to New England by late Wednesday night. This storm system will
threaten the area with a few thunderstorms late tonight into
Wednesday morning. As the storm center heads east and continues to
intensify... strong southwest winds will precede the associated cold
front... with strong northwest winds following it. Sustained wind
speeds of 15 to 25 mph will be possible Wednesday into Wednesday
evening... with gusts as high as 40 mph for much of this time.
Meanwhile... a few 45 mph gusts will be possible during the afternoon
Additionally... as much colder air wraps in behind the storm system...
any ongoing rain showers will change to snow showers late Wednesday
afternoon from northwest to southeast... and continue into Wednesday
night. The snow showers combined with the wind could bring near white
out conditions at times. While most places will see at least a
dusting of snow... any measurable accumulations will likely be more
restricted to elevated surfaces... with generally a half inch or less
expected in the valleys... and closer to an inch on ridgetops.
Finally... as temperatures plummet down into the teens late Wednesday
night... wind chill readings will get down into the single digits at
times by Thursday morning.