A Winter Storm Watch is in effect beginning 7am Sunday through 7pm Monday for the entire viewing area. We will have a quiet start to the weekend, with dangerous travel conditions late Sunday into Monday. There will be a chance for scattered rain showers through your Saturday, with temperatures back in the upper 40s. A cold front will move through Kentucky Saturday night, with a low pressure system moving into the region, out of Eastern Texas. Rain will develop during the day Sunday, with temperatures falling Sunday afternoon, transitioning to a freezing rain. Freezing rain and sleet will develop Sunday night, with a transition to sleet and snow into Monday.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy skies will continue for Saturday, with the chance for some scattered rain showers. Afternoon high temperatures will be milder, with a high of 49 degrees.
SATURDAY NIGHT: A cold front will move through Kentucky Saturday night into Sunday, bringing more rain chances and colder air for the region. Overnight low temperatures from Saturday night into Sunday morning will be around 35 degrees.
SUNDAY: Temperatures will start off around 35 degrees Sunday morning, with temperatures dropping below freezing through the afternoon and evening hours. Rain showers will develop Sunday morning, transitioning to freezing rain by late Sunday, as temperatures fall below freezing.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Freezing rain will continue Sunday night, with some sleet mixing in. Temperatures will fall to around 20 degrees by Monday morning, with ice accumulations from 0.25” to 0.50” possible.
MONDAY: Precipitation looks to transition to sleet and snow on Monday, with Monday high temperatures only reaching 25 degrees. Ice accumulations for this winter storm may be more than 0.50”, with 1” to 3” of snowfall for areas along and north of the Bluegrass and Mountain Parkways, and around 0.50” of ice accumulation with up to 2” of snow for Southern Kentucky. Winds will gust up to 30 mph on Monday, which could also lead to more trees down and power outages.
TUESDAY: Precipitation will have ended by Tuesday, with morning low temperatures starting off in the single digits and afternoon high temperatures only reaching 26 degrees. Temperatures will stay below freezing all day Tuesday, meaning that icy conditions will linger.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies will develop on Wednesday, with afternoon high temperatures around 37 degrees, leading to melting of the ice.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Temperatures get back into the 40s, with partly sunny skies.