A taste of winter with rain and snow Monday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Our weather is going to be somewhat nasty for the next couple days, so mentally prepare yourself for the cold, wind, and precipitation. First, clouds will continue to thicken overnight as rain begins to creep its way into the region after dark. Rain overnight may occasionally be heavy, but it will only be rain due to temperatures being well above freezing. By around 7 a.m. Monday morning we should begin to see some snowflakes starting to fall along with rain as temperatures above us begin to cool. Morning commute will be wet, but should not be overly slick due to surface temps still being above freezing.

As temperatures cool in the evening we’ll gradually see more snow falling until it’s eventually all snow. Accumulations will be light – under 1 inch for our entire coverage area, and generally under ½” at that. The ground is still quite warm so initial snow will melt on contact. Monday night temps in the 20s will mean slick spots may develop, so be aware of potential black ice Tuesday morning. All precipitation should end before sunrise Tuesday.

Monday will feature a blustery northwest wind 15-25 miles per hour which will create wind chills in the 20s as temps continue to fall through the day. Tuesday will also be cold and breezy with highs only in middle/upper 30s.

Wednesday looks nicer with a mostly sunny sky and highs in the middle 40s, but more chances for rain and snow showers (snow depending on temp/time of day) Thursday – Saturday. Quite a bit of uncertainty for this time period, so have left chances small for now.

TONIGHT: Scattered rain showers. Low: 43°. Wind: NW 5-10 mph. 

MONDAY: Rain and snow with minor accumulations; cold and breezy with falling temps. High: 41°. Wind: NW 15-25 mph. 

TUESDAY: Partly sunny, still cold and breezy. High: 38°. Wind: W 10-15 mph.

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