Two weekend snow chances, stronger cold blast coming next week

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Light snow arrives Saturday night

EARLY SEASON COLD WAVE

Cold stretch at below freezing temperatures reaches 55 hours at 5 p.m. Friday. What an impressive early season cold blast! While we are not breaking records, we are experiencing afternoon cold that hasn’t been felt on these dates in decades.

The high Friday of 32° was the coldest for a November 14 in 45 years and ranked as the 5th coldest November 14 ever!

Autumn Cold Wave

It will be a cold night again in the teens for the second straight night in the city. The 17° temperature in city Friday morning was the coldest in 8 months (March 5 – 17°).

The image below is from Lebanon (Boone County) early Friday morning.  A snow shower late Thursday night put down a coating of snow.  With clear skies over head in this picture, it certainly looked like it could be a December or January morning.

Lebanon Friday morning

Lebanon Friday morning

SNOW(S) POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND

Snow will fall this weekend – coming in two waves. The first arrives after dark Saturday. This will be light snow and perhaps enough to stick.   Snow amounts have been cut by 50% from yesterday’s run from 1″ to perhaps up to a half-inch in spots.  The unorganized system will weaken when it arrives here but it could create some slick spots late Saturday night.

Light snow arrives Saturday night

Light snow arrives Saturday night

The next front will pull some moisture into the state again Sunday night. This system shows some promise of a more potential snow accumulation and bears watching. Reinforcing cold will hit hard early next week.

Sunday night

Sunday night

Off 3 computer estimates – an average of 1.5″ of snow is possible Sunday night with a range from .5″ to possible 2″.  We cannot stress enough, that snow forecasts are susceptible to big changes days out.  Much more info will be gathered in the days ahead so be sure to check back for more updates.  Further information will paint a clearer picture on Saturday.

NWS SREF ensemble models probability of 2" snow ending Monday morning.

NWS SREF ensemble models probability of 2″ snow ending Monday morning.

New cold surge coming early next week

New cold surge coming early next week

 

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