Rain Showers Today, Then Snow Tonight

A surface area of low pressure will give a glancing blow to KY today, and an upper level disturbance will be working with this system as it slides across the Region.  All of these factors will lead to more unsettled weather today with scattered light showers expected for most areas.  However, SE KY could get periods of heavy rain…leading to a continued FLOOD RISK.  Therefore a FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for extreme SE KY until this afternoon.  Be on guard for rising water anywhere from near London to the VA border.   Highs today will generally hover around 40°, but it may be a little warmer for SE KY. 

Tonight, an transition from rain to SNOW is expected.  This could happen as early as 5,6,7pm for some areas.  Otherwise, a full switch over to snow is expected across the state by Midnight…with some periods of heavy snow before sunrise.  Then, the snow tapers off to light snow…mainly for the eastern half of KY.  Tonight through Friday AM, accumulations of generally 1″ – 2″ are expected for:  Louisville, Lexington, and Northern KY.   Areas West of I-65 could get basically a dusting (less than 1″ … this includes Bowling Green and Owensboro). 

Saturday, a quick moving system will clip the area.  This will lead to another dose of snow for parts of KY, but less than an inch (at best) is expected with that. 

Sunday, for now, looks to be our first chance for SUNSHINE!  Highs will climb into the 50s! Our next system moves in by Monday, and this will bring rain to the area.  Stay tuned for more.