A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in Owen, Grant, Pendleton, Bracken, Robertson, Mason and Lewis Counties from 6 PM this evening through 11 AM Saturday.
Skies will be mostly cloudy today as moisture increases from the west and southwest. Scattered rain showers will arrive this evening and expand in coverage into the overnight hours. Most areas will be warm enough for regular rain, with temperatures well above freezing near the ground, into the lower 40s in Lexington. However, in northern Kentucky (well north of the Lexington metro area), some freezing rain will be possible for at least an hour or two. Roads, sidewalks and driveways could become slick in far northern parts of the area this evening or tonight. Meanwhile, rain will fall across central Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, as well as southern and eastern Kentucky. Scattered thunderstorms will likely develop late tonight, mainly in southern Kentucky, as a cold front crosses the area. Precipitation will end on Saturday morning, leaving us drier for the afternoon. Sunday will be dramatically warmer, with highs in the upper 50s. A new round of showers and thunderstorms will arrive on Sunday evening into Monday as another cold front sweeps through the area. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with high pressure. The third storm system will reach the Bluegrass on Wednesday into Thursday of next week, with rain showers and highs near 50 degrees.