A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning due to the possibility of snow and hazardous travel conditions.
Midnight Update: Temperatures remain on the high side tonight, with many cities still in the low and mid 50s. Lexington is at 54° as of midnight.
More clouds have moved into the region with steady rain showers just a few hours away from central Kentucky.
Forecast: Rain showers will arrive late Saturday night into Sunday morning from the northwest as temperatures drop into the upper 30s.
Rain showers will continue to spread further south and east through the day Sunday as temperatures slowly continue to drop. By late Sunday afternoon, central Kentucky will drop into the low 30s. This will start the transition from rain to snow late Sunday.
The largest snow totals by Monday morning will likely be in central Kentucky, where 2 to 5 inches of snow will be possible. Lower amounts are expected further south and southeast. These are preliminary totals and could change as we get a better view of the system later in the weekend. If the rain transition to snow takes longer than expected, snow totals could be greatly reduced. The warm ground and road temperatures from Saturday could also cut down on totals.
Snow will come to an end Monday morning, but we could still see a slippery Monday morning commute.