Midnight Update: Winter Weather Advisories continue for Eastern Kentucky, along with Winter Storm Warnings for far Southeastern Kentucky. However, the Winter Weather Advisories for the Lexington Metro area has been cancelled as snow is tapering off in the Bluegrass Region. A weather disturbance along the Gulf of Mexico will move northward overnight, with the chance for redeveloping snow early Wednesday morning for Eastern Kentucky. Overnight low temperatures will be around 24 degrees, causing slick spots on roadways. Snow will taper off Wednesday morning, with flurries possible during the day. High temperatures will only reach 30 degrees on Wednesday, meaning that any untreated roads will continue to stay slick. Winds will gust up to 30mph, with wind chills in the upper teens and 20s through the day. Mostly sunny skies return for Thanksgiving Day, with a cold high temperature of 34 degrees.
Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Central and Eastern Kentucky, with Winter Storm Warnings for Southeastern Kentucky. Central Kentucky is expected to pick up 1” to 3” of snow, with Eastern Kentucky expected to pick up 2” to 4”, with locally higher amounts (especially in the higher elevations above 2,000 feet, where over 6” of snow is possible). Rain will transition to snow this evening from northwest to southeast. Snow showers will continue through the overnight hours into midday Wednesday, with flurries lingering Wednesday afternoon. Cold and windy conditions will continue for Wednesday. More sunshine returns Thanksgiving Day into the weekend, with moderating temperatures into next week.
TONIGHT: Rain will transition to snow tonight, with snow falling heavy at times. With heavy snowfall reducing visibility, and temperatures falling to around 24 degrees causing slick spots, travel will be dangerous overnight.
WEDNESDAY: The best chance for accumulating snow will occur overnight into midday Wednesday. Wednesday high temperatures look to only reach 30 degrees, meaning that temperatures will stay below the freezing mark tonight through midday Thanksgiving Day; slick spots will be possible on the roads, throughout the day. Snowfall accumulations from tonight through Wednesday look to be between 1” to 3” for Central Kentucky, and 2” to 4” for Eastern Kentucky, with locally higher amounts. Winds will also gust up to 30mph at times, giving us wind chills in the teens and 20s most of the day.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Flurries will be possible, with partly cloudy skies and an overnight low temperature of 18 degrees. Slick spots on the roadways will continue to be a concern.
THANKSGIVING DAY: We will have mostly sunny skies throughout the day as high pressure builds across the region. Thanksgiving Day will be cold, with a high of 34 degrees.
FRIDAY: Bundle up if you’re heading out for those early morning Black Friday sales, with Friday morning low temperatures around 20 degrees. Temperatures will remain chilly, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 41 degrees.
WEEKEND: Temperatures will be back in the mid to upper 40s for Saturday and Sunday, with mostly sunny to partly sunny skies.
NEXT WEEK: Rain chances will return on Monday, with a high of 48 degrees. Temperatures look to remain around 50 degrees for Tuesday, with partly cloudy skies.