Improving Weather for Eastern KY

Areas east of I-65 had to deal with a mixed bag of weather this AM: Rain/Wintry Mix/Snow.  Only a few areas could get light snow accumulations…mainly for parts of extreme Eastern KY near Jackson & points east.  Otherwise, the quick moving area of low pressure creating the morning precip will be long gone by this afternoon.  So, expect improving weather for Eastern KY as the day goes on.  By the afternoon drive time, the weather looks nice across the state.  Highs will remain above average today with most cities reaching the upper 40s.  

 A “dry” cold front moves in from the north on Wednesday (backdoor front) and stalls.  Areas north of it will have slightly cooler highs on Wednesday with Mid 40s.  Otherwise, Hump Day looks good with lots of sunshine.  

Rainy weather dominates our area Friday into Saturday affiliated with a slow moving system. Rainfall estimates over 3″ are possible with some areas (especially for Western KY) potentially getting nearly 5″ within those 2 days.  That amount of rain brings an elevated risk of flooding…and many rivers, streams, or creeks are expected to swell.  Stay up to date with the forecast as Flood Alerts could be issued. 

Aside from the flood potential, it’ll really warm up Thursday through Saturday with highs in the upper 50s Thursday, low 60s Friday, and possible mid 60s Saturday.  A cold front will finally cross Saturday afternoon, and cooler (and drier) weather returns for Sunday with highs near 50°.