Slightly Warmer Today…Increasing Clouds

Expect slightly warmer weather this afternoon courtesy of a SSE wind.  Highs will hover around 50° which will generally range up to 5 degrees above the average for many cities.  Clouds will gradually take over the sky, but rain will not be a factor in today’s forecast.  However, showers do return to the area tomorrow (Friday)…mainly for the eastern 2/3 of the state.  The rain will be affiliated with an area of low pressure developing SSE of us, and it’ll move towards the Northeastern U.S by Saturday. Yet, it’ll continue to swing moisture our way through the start of the weekend.  Highs Friday and Saturday will be in the upper 40s. 

Sunday looks good for most of the day, but it’ll be colder behind Saturday’s system with highs closer to 40°.  Our next weather maker will develop across the Plains, and it looks like moisture will creep into Western KY as early as late Sunday evening.  As of now, it looks like potentially hazardous traveling weather is possible Sunday night through Monday morning…due to a wintry mix (freezing rain and maybe snow) impacting parts of the state.  Confidence is moderate on the potential for a wintry mix, but there is LOW confidence regarding how long of a duration that will take place and IF accumulating snowfall will happen.  The type and duration of precip is highly dependent on the track of an area of Low pressure, and forecast model guidance isn’t in agreement regarding the Low’s track.  If the Low tracks closer to the TN/KY line, then impactful wintry weather is more likely before switching over to rain by Monday afternoon.  If the low tracks farther NNW across IL, then rain will be the primary form of precip.  So, stay tuned for updates as we continue to fine tune the forecast.