Midnight Update: As of 11pm, areas near Black Mountain (the highest point in Kentucky) in Harlan County, have already picked up 6.5" of snowfall tonight. Many areas, have reported 1" to 3" for Southeast Kentucky, with the highest amounts along the Kentucky-Virginia line. Snow showers will stay confined to Southeast and Eastern Kentucky through early Thursday, before more sunshine returns for all of the viewing area by Thursday afternoon. Thursday afternoon will get above freezing (after 7 days straight days of having high temperatures at or below freezing), with a high of 36 degrees. Another round of widespread snow showers will be possible for Friday, with accumulations of a dusting to 3" possible, and high temperatures around 34 degrees. Saturday will be a cold start to the weekend, with the chance for a few snow showers, and a high of only 29 degrees. A warming trend returns Sunday through next week, with highs in the upper 30s for Sunday, and upper 40s for President's Day Monday.
Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for Bell, Harlan, Letcher, and Pike counties tonight into midday Thursday, where more than 3” of snow is possible. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Southern and Eastern Kentucky tonight through Thursday morning. However, most of the Bluegrass looks to miss out on the snow, as a strengthening low pressure system moves up the East Coast U.S. tonight through Thursday. Temperatures remain chilly this week, with another chance for accumulating snow on Friday.
TONIGHT: Light snow showers will linger for Eastern Kentucky, with mostly cloudy skies over Central Kentucky. Overnight low temperatures will be around 19 degrees.
THURSDAY: The East Coast low pressure system will continue to move further away on Thursday, with increasing sunshine across the viewing area by Thursday afternoon. Thursday afternoon highs will be around 36 degrees.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Clouds will increase across Kentucky, with the chance for some light snow showers to develop into Friday morning. Overnight low temperatures will be around 26 degrees.
FRIDAY/VALENTINES DAY: Mostly cloudy skies will continue for Friday, with snow showers becoming more widespread and heavier by late in the day. Friday high temperatures will be around 34 degrees. Snowfall accumulations look to average from a dusting to 2”.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Snow showers will linger into Friday night, with overnight low temperatures around 17 degrees.
PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND: After a cold start to the weekend, a warming trend will begin for next week. Saturday will remain cold with a high of only 29 degrees, and partly to mostly cloudy skies. There will be a slight chance for snow and a wintry mix on Saturday. Sunday will be a little milder, with a high of 39 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be back in the upper 40s for President’s Day Monday, with the chance for some rain, as another cold front moves through. Temperatures stay in the 45 to 50 degree range for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.