Accumulating Snowfall Expected Thursday

Reported by: Jason Myers
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Updated: 1/01 11:37 pm
Midnight Update:  Rain showers have been developing across Western Kentucky tonight, with cloudy skies across Central and Eastern Kentucky.  Temperatures have been falling into the mid to upper 30s on average tonight, and will continue to fall into the lower 30s by daybreak Thursday.  Thursday morning will start off with a cold rain, as temperatures will be in the lower 30s.  As colder air moves in through the afternoon Thursday, temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 20s, with a transition to a wintry mix and snow.  The best chance for accumulating snow will be Thursday afternoon and evening, with snow tapering off Thursday night.  Winds will gust up to 30 mph Thursday afternoon, giving us wind chills in the teens, and single digits by Thursday night.  Temperatures will continue to fall into the lower teens Friday morning.  Mostly sunny skies return for Friday, yet high temperatures will only reach 22 degrees, making for a frigid day, despite lighter winds and more sunshine.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY:  A weather disturbance and cold front will move across Kentucky on Thursday, bringing accumulating snowfall to the region, with a dusting to 2 inches of snowfall expected.  Tonight will be cloudy and cold with overnight low temperatures falling to 33 degrees by daybreak Thursday.  Precipitation will begin Thursday morning as a wintry mix of rain and snow, with a transition to all snow Thursday afternoon.  Temperatures will fall through the day Thursday, meaning that we will have a high temperature of 34 degrees Thursday morning, with temperatures falling into the mid to upper 20s through Thursday afternoon.  Winds will gust up to 30 mph at times Thursday afternoon and evening, giving us wind chills in the teens late Thursday, and single digits Thursday night.  With falling temperatures on Thursday, untreated roads and surfaces could become slick by late in the day through Friday morning.  Friday morning will start off with morning low temperatures around 12 degrees, with mostly sunny skies by the afternoon, and a high of only 22 degrees.

WEEKEND:  Temperatures will be back in the upper 30s for Saturday and Sunday, with another chance for wintry precipitation for the end of the weekend.  Saturday will be our best day of the weekend, with mostly sunny skies.  Saturday morning will start off frigid, with a low of 16 degrees, with a high of 38 degrees by the afternoon.  Clouds will increase through the day Sunday, with a wintry mix of rain and snow developing late in the day.  A transition to all snow is likely Sunday night into early Monday. 

NEXT WEEK:  Monday morning may start off with a little snow early in the morning, with mostly cloudy skies through the rest of the day, and a cold high temperature of only 21 degrees.  An arctic blast of air will bring some of the coldest air we've seen in quite some time, for midweek next week, with Tuesday and Wednesday morning low temperatures in the single digits and afternoon highs in the mid to upper teens! 
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