Winter Weather Watches and Areal Flood Watches In Effect
Midnight Update: We will continue to see a cold rain overnight, as temperatures will hover around the freezing mark, causing the possibility for freezing rain tonight. Friday morning will start off as a cold rain, with freezing rain, sleet, and a slushy snow possible into the afternoon and evening hours. We are not expecting much more than a slushy 1" of snow accumulation Friday evening, yet higher amounts are possible the further north and west you are from Lexington, with lower amounts the further southeast you are from Lexington. The highest risk for icy roadways will be across Northern and Northwestern Kentucky Friday night. Temperatures will fall to around 22 degrees Saturday morning, so there could be some icy spots Saturday morning. Saturday will feature partly sunny skies through the daylight hours, with only a high of 30 degrees. Saturday night into Sunday morning begins round two of the wintry weather, with snow and freezing rain expected Sunday morning. With Sunday morning low temperatures around 23 degrees, any precipitation that falls will freeze or accumulate, causing dangerous driving conditions through the morning hours. The precipitation will continue through Sunday afternoon, transitioning to a wintry mix and cold rain. A cold rain will continue Sunday night into early Monday, with Monday morning low temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. Monday high temperatures will reach 38 degrees, yet highs will only be in the mid to upper 20s Tuesday through Thursday of next week.
Winter Storm Watches are in effect for North-Central Kentucky, with Areal Flood Watches for Southeastern Kentucky counties through Friday night.
TONIGHT: Cold Rain – Rain will continue to develop across the region, with colder air continuing to move in. Overnight low temperatures will fall to 33 degrees.
FRIDAY: Wintry Mix - We will have a cold rain early, which will transition to a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow Friday afternoon into Friday night. Friday high temperatures will only be 35 degrees. Rain could be heavy at times during the day. Snow accumulations will mainly affect the Bluegrass region, with a slushy 1” possible. Higher snowfall amounts will be further northwest of Lexington, and north of the Ohio River. Southeastern Kentucky may see a little wintry slush, yet stay mainly rain through Friday’s weather event.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Sleet and snow will be possible Friday evening, and taper off into the overnight hours. Temperatures will fall to around 22 degrees by Saturday morning, so any wintry slush accumulations, or wet surfaces will freeze, creating slick roads and surfaces Saturday morning..
SATURDAY: We look to have a break with the precipitation during the daylight hours of Saturday, yet temperatures will not get above the freezing mark. Saturday high temperatures will only be 30 degrees, with icy spots possible. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy.
SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING: Precipitation will move in from the south, creating snow and a wintry mix Sunday morning. With Sunday morning low temperatures around 22 degrees, ANY precipitation that falls, will freeze on contact. This will make for dangerous traveling Sunday morning. Sunday’s weather event depends on what happens on Friday, yet early predictions are 1” to 2” of snow across the Bluegrass, with 0.50” of ice accumulations. Southeastern Kentucky is looking at up to 1” of snow, to 0.50” ice accumulation.
SUNDAY: Snow and freezing rain will transition to a wintry mix and rain Sunday afternoon, with high temperatures only around 33 degrees. Air above freezing will move in late Sunday into Sunday night, making for more of a cold rain event Sunday night into early Monday.
MONDAY: Morning low temperatures will be around 32 degrees, with some icy spots possible, with rain continuing for the early part of the day. Monday afternoon high temperatures will be around 38 degrees.
TUESDAY: Cold temperatures will continue for Tuesday, with a high of 38 degrees, and the chance for a few snow showers or flurries.
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