Sunday, February 12th, 2012: A Mixed Bag of Wintry Weather Monday Night...
Good sunday evening, folks! The sunshine and mid 30s were certainly welcome today after starting off at 13 degrees! We're headed for a slow warming trend this week and will be slightly above average by the end of the week...but not before another round of wintry weather.
Cloud cover will begin to increase Monday afternoon as Gulf moisture pools in. Overnight Monday into Tuesday, we will begin to see the onset of the precipitation. Temperatures will have fallen to around 31-33 degrees by this time, so the precipitation will likely be in the form of snow.
As we progress through the morning, temperatures will begin to rise as southerly winds bring in warmer air. This will begin the changeover from snow to a wintry mix, first in Southern Kentucky near Lake Cumberland. While the atmosphere and surface warms, areas could see some sleet and possibly some freezing rain.
The precipitation will become more widespread as the afternoon progresses. The snow will likely turn into plain rain for most areas south of the Bluegrass Parkway.
Northern portions of the Bluegrass will be the last to see the snow change to rain by Tuesday afternoon/evening.
The Tuesday morning commute could be a slick one, especially for areas North of the Bluegrass Parkway that could see around 1/2 - 1" of snow accumulation by morning.
This will be a quick moving system and we will dry out for most of Wednesday until our next system, bringing all rain, moves in Wednesday night.
Stay tuned for further updates and make sure you check SnoWatch for the latest on closings.
Until then, stay warm!