Midnight Update: Snow showers have been more scattered so far tonight, with more snow expected to develop through the early morning hours of Wednesday. Temperatures will quickly drop into the mid-teens by daybreak Wednesday, with wind chills in the single digits. With even a light coating of snow, temperatures will be cold enough to create slick surfaces. More sunshine will return by Wednesday afternoon, yet high temperatures will only reach 24 degrees. The frigid temperatures continue for the rest of the week, with teens and single digits for morning lows Thursday and Friday, with highs remaining in the 20s. The chance for a wintry mix of rain and snow will continue through the weekend and early next week.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect tonight through early Wednesday morning, as a quick moving cold front will usher in arctic air, and bring light snowfall accumulations. Snowfall looks to develop between 10pm and midnight tonight, and taper off during the early morning commute of Wednesday. Slick spots on the roads are a concern tonight through Wednesday morning, with overnight low temperatures around 15 degrees.
TONIGHT: A powdery snow will develop tonight and linger into the early morning hours of Wednesday, with a dusting to two inches of snow on average. Higher amounts of snow will be north of a line from Danville to Jackson, including the Lexington Metro area, with 1” to locally higher amounts of snow possible. The highest amount of snow looks to be across far Eastern Kentucky around Prestonsburg, especially in the higher elevations where 2” or locally higher amounts are possible. Southern Kentucky looks to have a dusting to one inch of snow on average. With overnight low temperatures falling to 15 degrees by Wednesday morning, there is a concern for slick roadways for travelers tonight through Wednesday morning.
WEDNESDAY: Snow showers will taper off early Wednesday morning, with sunny skies developing into the afternoon. Wednesday will be a frigid day, with only a high of 24 degrees.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies will return Wednesday night, with overnight low temperatures falling to 12 degrees by early Thursday morning.
THURSDAY: The frigid temperatures continue for Thursday, with partly sunny skies developing, with a high of only 23 degrees.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Our coldest night of the week, looks to be Thursday night into Friday morning, with overnight low temperatures falling to around 7 degrees.
FRIDAY: The arctic chill continues for the end of the work week, with a high of 28 degrees and partly cloudy skies.
WEEKEND: There will be a chance for snow showers Friday night into early Saturday. Saturday will feature mostly cloudy skies with a high of 38 degrees. Cloudy skies continue for Sunday, with a high of 40 degrees, and the chance for a wintry mix of rain and snow.
NEXT WEEK: Temperatures remain chilly next week, with highs in the mid to upper 30s, and the chance for more rain and wintry mix.