Early Saturday Update:
Friday evening snowfall measurements: 1" snow in Franklin and Scott counties, with a trace in Lexington.
SATURDAY - After morning low temperatures in the lower 20s, we will continue to be cold, with high temperatures only reaching 29 degrees, with some sunshine during the afternoon.
SUNDAY MORNING - The Bluegrass region may pick up snow, sleet, and freezing rain, with freezing rain the main concern for areas south of I-64. Precipitation looks to begin between 2am and 6am Sunday morning. Sunday morning low temperatures will be in the lower 20s as the precipitation begins, meaning that any rain or wintry precipitation could quickly accumulate or freeze on contact.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON - There will continue to be a threat for a wintry mix for areas north of I-64 Sunday afternoon, with a cold rain across Southern Kentucky. Sunday afternoon high temperatures will be around 33 degrees.
SUNDAY NIGHT - MONDAY - Freezing rain and rain will continue Sunday night through Monday, with Monday morning low temperatures around 32 degrees, and Monday afternoon high temperatures around 35 degrees.
TUESDAY - Flurries and snow showers will be possible, mainly for areas EAST of I-75 (Eastern Kentucky), with high temperatures around 27 degrees.
10:45pm Weather Update:
Radar is showing that most of the precipitation has ended. Icy roads and surfaces, as well as flooded roads will continue to be a problem overnight.
9:00pm Weather Update:
A wintry mix of sleet and snow is still falling across Central and Eastern KY, yet precipitation coverage is becoming more scattered. Temperatures are at or below freezing for just about all of the viewing area, so icy conditions are still a concern. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are still in effect through the overnight hours. Flooding has caused numerous road closures in South-Central and Eastern Kentucky tonight. With more rain expected Sunday into Monday, flooding will continue to be big concern.
-Auxier, KY (north of Prestonsburg): Reports of Rt-321 & Rt-3 have been re-opened, after closing due to a rock slide at the entrance of Dewey Lake.
-Hazard (Perry Co.): Flooding has knocked out a bridge in the town Bonnyman.
-Quicksand (Breathitt Co.): South Fork Creek is over KY-1098 at mile marker 2.
-Flatgap (Johnson Co.): Rt-201 has water over it.
-Pikeville (Pike Co.): Chloe Rd. in Pikeville is closed due to flooding.
-Wendover (Leslie Co.): Portions of town under water.
7:30pm Weather Update:
FLOODING IN SOUTHEST KENTUCKY - There are plenty of flooding reports in Southern and Eastern Kentucky, creating dangerous driving situations tonight:
-Mount Vernon: Yard under water on Wilson St. near Mt. Vernon Elementary School.
-Salyersv...ille: Water over the road on KY-30 & KY-867.
-Bernstadt (Laurel Co.): Flooding near home, and over roads.
-Mousie (Knott Co.): Water over KY-550 East between Mousie and Garrett. Road is not passable, with anywhere from 2" and 12" of water running over the road.
-Lincoln County: Hurricane Rd. (KY 1384) is blocked by high water at Hidden Valley Subdivision and Hurricane Creek Fire Station #1.
7pm Weather Update:
The transition to snow is occuring across Lexington, yet the good news is that precipitation is lightening quickly, and will continue with a trend of diminishing this evening. However, snow and flurries will continue to be in the forecast overnight, and with temperatures dropping into the lower 20s, icy roads will continue to be a problem, even for areas that haven't picked up any wintry precipitation. Any wet, untreated surfaces will freeze overnight.
6pm Weather Update:
Temperatures are continuing to fall at or below freezing around the Lexington Metro area, creating icy conditions on the roads. Multiple traffic crashes have already been reported, with very slow moving traffic on the roads. Flood warnings have been issued for Southeastern Kentucky, where places like Somerset have already picked up over 5" of rain in the past 36 hours. Jackson, so far has picked up nearly 3.50" of rain, London 2.63", and Lexington 1.86" of rain. Rain will continue to transition to freezing rain and sleet this evening, with a changeover to snow overnight. We are expecting to pick up a slushy dusting to 2" across the Bluegrass region with 0.10" of ice; and a slushy dusting to 1" of snow for Southeastern Kentucky, with 0.10" of ice possible as well.
A few flurries may linger early Saturday, with morning low temperatures only around 22 degrees. Some sunshine will appear by the afternoon hours, yet high temperatures only reach 29 degrees, meaning that temperatures don't get above freezing all day. This will set the stage for round two of wintry weather on Sunday.
With temperatures in the lower 20s, another weather disturbance will approach from the south, with snow and freezing rain starting between 3am and 6am Sunday, and continuing through the rest of the morning hours. With temperatures well below freezing, any precipitation that falls, with stick or accumulate quickly. Snowfall of 1" to 3" is possible, with +0.30" of ice. This will create dangerous travel conditions Sunday morning. A layer of warmer air will move in Sunday afternoon, with freezing rain and a cold rain continuing. Sunday afternoon high temperatures only reach 33 degrees. The chance for freezing rain and rain will continue Sunday night into Monday as well.