Friday Night Update

The latest look at the next chance of snow arriving later tonight.

On this Valentine’s Day evening, we are seeing a wet messy system heading our way from the west. Snow is starting to fall to our western extents; with areas like Portsmouth starting to see a coating on the roadways (as of 10 PM). The NWS has the region under Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings…


Here is a look at the predicted evolution of the system…

The more moderate moisture lies over northeastern Kentucky, southern Ohio, and much of West Virginia by 1 AM. Keep in mind that at this time, snow will be very wet and will have a difficulty accumulating at first. However, snow is expected to continue through the night and into the morning. By around 10 AM, much of the snowfall is expected to exit, with just some lingering flurries in our eastern extents.

Despite the outlook, I have the possibility of snowfall lingering into the late morning and afternoon. What’s my reasoning? Take a look…

This shows an ideal set-up for upslope snow, with a northwest flow being established and extremely cold 850mb temperatures passing by.

Overall, a general 2-4” is expected. More can be seen in certain places... 3-5" in the northern extents of our region (Portsmouth, Jackson, Pomeroy) and the eastern extents of our region could see slightly more. Less snowfall is expected in southern Kentucky, about 1-3" (Pikeville, Prestonsburg).


Have a good evening!


-Kelly Ann

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