Periods of Rain Today, Areas of Snow for Tue.

A cold front is moving towards our area. Ahead of it, it’ll be unseasonably mild with highs more than 10 degrees above the average for this time of year.  Highs will hover near 60°, but it’ll be windy with wind gusts up to 30mph at times.  Periods of rain can be expected all day long, but mainly light – moderate intensity.  So, rainfall estimtes of around .25″ are possible.  

The big story will be the wintry weather that we’re expecting for parts of KY once the cold front crosses late tonight.  Much colder air will filter in and meet up with moisture that will remain even behind the passage of the front. This will lead to a switch-over from rain to snow on Tuesday morning around daybreak.  Light snow accumulations are possible along the Blue Grass Pkwy (coating to 1″), with little to no accumulations north of it, but 2″ – 4″ of snow are possible for Eastern (South of Ashland) and SE KY.  We’re also monitoring freezing rain/sleet potential which will help make Tuesday’s travels tricky! So, expect slippery roads for many areas throughout the day Tuesday. Also, temps will go from low 50s after Midnight to 30s by daybreak on Tuesday; so, get ready for a BIG temperature swing.

That entire system moves out by Wednesday morning…and sunshine returns!  However, expect 20s Wednesday morning with highs only in the low 40s. Seasonable temps return Thursday afternoon, and showers return by Friday.  Stay tuned for updates.