SHANE HOLINDE'S LATE EVENING UPDATE Updated at 9:25 PM, Thursday, December 5, 2013 24-hour First Alert Forecast 270-467-0373 Got weather? Tag it #wbkowx @WBKO_Weather on twitter
WINTER STORM WARNING through Friday evening for western/northwestern sections of the WBKO viewing area through Saturday morning.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Edmonson, Hart, Larue, Logan, Simpson and Warren counties through Saturday morning.
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LATE EVENING NOWCAST: Cloudy, breezy and colder with occasional rain showers. Midnight: Showers 35° 3am: Showers (Mix West) 34° 6am: Rain (Mix North/West) 33°
MESSY MIX FRIDAY: We'll wake up to rain in most areas Friday morning, with heavy rain at times. A transition to a mix of freezing rain and sleet will be taking place over far northern and western portions of the WBKO viewing area. That changeover will work southeastward as Friday wears on, reaching Bowling Green during the afternoon. A change to sleet and light snow snow is possible for all areas Friday night before the moisture moves out.
There remains some question as to how quickly the cold air will take over and how long the duration of frozen precipitation will be for Bowling Green. Areas to the north/west will likely receive the highest amounts of snow/ice, with lesser amounts south/east of Bowling Green. In any case, roadways look to become slick and hazardous Friday evening.
At this time, 1-3" of snow/sleet is possible along the Western KY Parkway, with 1" or less for Bowling Green and points southeast. Snow amounts could exceed 3" north of the Western KY Parkway and into the Rough River Lake region. As for ice accumulation, less than .25" is forecast for Bowling Green southeastward, while .25-.50" is possible to the northwest. Some adjustments to the snow/ice amounts are possible as the event gets closer. No matter your location, travel will be adversely impacted region wide late Friday into Friday night.
DRY SATURDAY, MORE ICING SUNDAY: At this time, it appears dry but quite cold for Christmas parades in Bowling Green, Glasgow, and many other cities Saturday. Highs will only reach the low 30s. The arctic air sets the stage for more winter weather late Saturday night into Sunday as moisture arrives from the south. A mix of sleet and freezing rain is possible at the onset of this event before switching over to plain rain Sunday afternoon. Significant ice accumulations of .25" or more are possible Sunday morning before the change to rain. The precip could switch back to a mixed bag Sunday night into Monday before ending. Very cold air is slated to arrive toward the middle of next week.
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TONIGHT: Periods of Rain and Colder (Mix West/Northwest)...Low 33, winds N-12 Precip Ch. 100% - Rain Amount 0.75"
FRIDAY: Rain Changing to a Winter Mix...AM High 36, Falling to near 30 late, winds NE-13 Precip Ch. 100% - Rain Amount 1.00" Some ice/snow accumulation possible