Wintry Mix Followed By Snow Through Wednesday
Midnight Update: Weather models are trending higher amounts of snowfall for late Tuesday into Wednesday. We have had snow showers moving through tonight, with everything from a dusting to just wet roadways. Temperatures are hovering around the freezing mark right now, and will fall to around 30 degrees by the morning commute Tuesday. We look to have a cold rain, as the predominant precipitation type during the daylight hours of Tuesday, with a Tuesday high of 36 degrees. We will transition to all snow Tuesday evening through midday Wednesday, with Wednesday low temperatures around 24 degrees. Snowfall accumulations are still predicted to be from 2" to 4" on average, with higher amounts possible, especially for Eastern Kentucky. Also, important to note is that temperatures will stay below freezing Tuesday evening through about midday Thursday. Wednesday high temperatures will only reach 31 degrees, with gusty northerly winds making it feel even colder. Thanksgiving Day will feature mostly sunny skies with a chilly high of 35 degrees.
We will have the threat of a wintry mix tonight into Tuesday, with snow Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Temperatures will fall below the freezing mark tonight, with the chance for a few slick spots Tuesday morning. The biggest issue for travelers will be Tuesday evening through early Wednesday, when we expect to have a transition to all snow. Snowfall amounts look to range from 2” to 4” with isolated higher pockets of snow accumulation across the higher elevations of Eastern Kentucky.
TONIGHT: Snow and rain will move across the region tonight, with a dusting to 1” of slush, mainly confined to grassy surfaces. A few slick spots will be possible by early tomorrow, with overnight low temperatures around 30 degrees.
TUESDAY: Rain will become more prominent during the day Tuesday, mixed with sleet and snow, with afternoon high temperatures around 36 degrees. Minimal accumulations are expected during the daylight hours of Tuesday, yet a transition back to all snow looks to take place between 5pm – 8pm Tuesday.
TUESDAY NIGHT & WEDNESDAY: The best chance for accumulating snow looks to be Tuesday night into Wednesday. Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning low temperatures will be around 24 degrees, allowing for impactful accumulating snow. Wednesday high temperatures look to only reach 31 degrees, meaning that temperatures will stay below the freezing mark Tuesday night through midday Thanksgiving Day, which means slick roadways. Snowfall accumulations from Tuesday night through Wednesday look to be between 2” to 4” with isolated 5”.
THANKSGIVING DAY: Morning temperatures will be around 19 degrees, meaning that we’ll have a good chance for slick spots on the roads with leftover snow on the ground. We will have mostly sunny skies throughout the day as high pressure builds across the region. Thanksgiving Day will be cold, with a high of 35 degrees.
FRIDAY: Temperatures will remain chilly, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 43 degrees.
WEEKEND: Temperatures will be back in the mid to upper 40s for Saturday and Sunday, with mostly sunny to partly sunny skies.
NEXT WEEK: Rain chances will return on Monday, with a high of 50 degrees. Temperatures look to remain around 50 degrees for Tuesday, with partly cloudy skies and the chance for a few lingering rain showers.
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