We gear up this weekend for another round of unsettled weather bringing a rain and snow with an emphasis on the second feature. As of now, we sit with variable cloud coverage and cold air. Temperatures are running near freezing and below, with wind chill values dipping into the 20-degree range for some. A few flurries are trying to land under a stalled trough but are mostly unsuccessful in doing so.
The show will be this evening and tomorrow morning. This will be a relatively quick-hitting system for us, but enough moisture in place may be enough to cause headaches on area roadways east and southeast. Rain and snow will arrive later this evening for the Bluegrass and Lakes regions. The plume will spread east overnight as temperatures fall to freezing. Snow showers will take over for everyone and deposit a few inches across the state. Most accumulation (on grassy and cool surfaces) will result in the 1” to 3” range. Highest amounts will run 4” to 5” and generally on the higher ridge tops southeast and along the spine of the Cumberland Mountains. Travel will be most impacted in the southeastern counties. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect from tonight through 9:00 a.m. Sunday for these areas. Travel will be impacted, especially in passes and outside of valley areas. Use caution and limit travel Sunday morning before 9:00 a.m. if possible. After the snow ends, Sunday will remain cold and mostly below freezing. We rebound for early in the week as the next storm system arrives. Rain and snow expected midweek.