Winter Storm Watches & Areal Flood Watches In Effect

Winter Storm Watches & Areal Flood Watches In Effect

Winter Storm Watches are in effect for North-Central Kentucky Friday through Saturday morning, with Areal Flood Watches in effect for South-Central and Eastern Kentucky Thursday night through Saturday morning.
Midnight Update:  We will continue to have breezy and mild conditions overnight, with low temperatures around 60 degrees.  As a strong cold front moves through on Thursday, rain will develop through the day, and temperatures will drop through the afternoon.  Temperatures will continue to drop Thursday night through Friday, with heavier rain developing.  Friday will start off as a cold rain in the morning, with low temperatures around 34 degrees.  Rain will transition to a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow Friday afternoon and evening, with Friday high temperatures only reaching 35 degrees.  Saturday will feature a break in the precipitation with a morning low of 21 degrees, and a high of only 30 degrees.  Rain will return Saturday night into Sunday morning, and continue through Sunday, ending by Monday morning.  Sunday morning low temperatures will be around 25 degrees as the rain begins, leading to freezing rain, with Sunday high temperatures reaching 34 degrees, making for a cold, rainy day.  Monday high temperatures will reach 40 degrees, with drier yet colder temperatures Tuesday through Thursday, with highs in the upper 20s. 
Big changes are on the way for the end of the work week through next week, as cold, arctic air returns. We also have a threat for heavy rainfall and wintry precipitation that may cause travel problems and cancel outdoor activities. Winter Storm Watches have been issued for the Bluegrass Region on Friday, with Areal Flood Watches in effect for Eastern Kentucky.

TONIGHT: We will continue to have very mild temperatures overnight, as temperatures hover around 60 degrees. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with the chance for an isolated rain shower.

THURSDAY: An arctic cold front will move into the area on Thursday, bringing the chance for rain throughout the day. Temperatures will start off near 60 degrees Thursday morning and fall into the lower 50s Thursday afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Rainfall will continue and become heavy at times, with overnight low temperatures falling to 34 degrees.

FRIDAY: We will have a cold rain early, which will transition to snow and sleet Friday afternoon into Friday night. Friday high temperatures will only be 35 degrees. Rain could be heavy at times during the day. Snow accumulations will mainly affect the Bluegrass region, with a slushy 1” to 3” possible.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Sleet and snow will be possible Friday night, and taper off into the overnight hours. Temperatures will fall to around 21 degrees by Saturday, so any snow or slush that accumulates late Friday, will freeze Saturday morning.

SATURDAY: We look to have a break with the precipitation during the daylight hours of Saturday, yet temperatures will not get above the freezing mark. Saturday high temperatures will only be 30 degrees, with icy spots possible. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain will move in from the south, and with freezing temperatures at the surface, we will have freezing rain Saturday night through Sunday morning, with low temperatures around 25 degrees.

SUNDAY: Freezing rain will be around for the morning hours, which may linger into the afternoon as well. Temperatures are forecasted to get to 34 degrees Sunday, so temperatures will hover around the freezing mark through the day. Rain could be heavy at times.

NEXT WEEK: Rain will end Sunday night into Monday morning, with cold temperatures continuing. Monday will feature mostly cloudy skies with a few rain showers early, with an afternoon high of 40 degrees. Bitterly cold temperatures return Tuesday through midweek, with highs in the 20s, and morning lows in the teens. There will be a chance for a few snow showers on Tuesday, yet more sunshine returns for Wednesday and Thursday.

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