How much snow will Louisville receive on Thursday? what do you know
About an inch of snow could reach the Louisville metro area Thursday night into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Communities east of Interstate 65 are expected to receive more severe impacts, according to a map released by the weather service just after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Much of Louisville was at 50% to receive “minor wintry impacts,” but snow showers could continue into Friday morning, making travel more difficult.
Cities south and east of Louisville are likely to receive more snow, with Lexington potentially receiving up to three inches of snow, according to the latest forecast.
Louisville will be primarily affected by the second wave of storms expected to reach Kentucky on Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologists said during a virtual news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Starting Thursday night, the freezing rain is expected to gradually turn to light snow as temperatures drop into the 20s through Friday evening. More Arctic air, with winds as low as -8 degrees Saturday morning, is expected to persist throughout the weekend, according to forecasts. Temperatures are expected to be in the single digits on Saturday and Sunday.
Ice is not in the forecast for Louisville, but much of southern Kentucky could receive a tenth of an inch, according to weather service forecasts.
Thursday: Chance of snow showers after one o’clock in the afternoon, mixing with rain after four o’clock in the afternoon. Partly cloudy, with the maximum temperature approaching 32 degrees. Southerly winds 7 to 10 knots. The probability of rain is 50%. Possibility of new snow accumulation of less than half an inch. On Thursday night, snow showers are possible, perhaps mixed with rain, becoming completely snowy after 7 p.m., cloudy, and the minimum temperature will be around 22 degrees. Winds are light and variable, becoming northwesterly at a speed of about 6 mph after midnight. The probability of rain is 70%. Possibility of new snow accumulation of less than half an inch.
Friday: 30% chance of snow before 1 p.m. The weather is cloudy and cold most of the time, and the maximum temperature is close to 24 degrees. Winds are northwesterly 9 to 16 knots. As for Friday night, the weather will be cloudy in most areas, and the minimum temperature will be about 7 degrees.
Saturday: Partly sunny and cool, with the maximum temperature approaching 20 degrees. On Saturday night, the weather will be mostly clear, and the minimum temperature will be around 7 degrees.
Sunday: Sunny most of the time, and the maximum temperature is close to 29 degrees. As for Sunday night, the weather will be partly cloudy, and the minimum temperature will be about 20 degrees.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high around 41 degrees.
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