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Cold weekend

Clouds eventually break
Posted at 6:18 AM, Jan 09, 2021

Cloudy and cold is how we begin the weekend with temperatures running slightly below freezing. The storm that passed south of us at the end of the week is pulling in cold air that will hang around for a bit. Clouds may be adding a slight touch of winter precipitation this morning, but it is not much. Some lingering black ice is also possible in roads that had rain/snow through the day Friday.

As we move through Saturday, things remain gloomy and cold. Temperatures will remain cold through the day with the abundant cloud coverage. Skis will open up as we move into the middle part of the afternoon showing more sunshine right before it sets. We will only make it into the middle 30s for most. Sunday promises a mixture of sun and clouds as the next storm system moves closer, slated for Monday. A wind shift should warm us up slightly for Sunday bringing us to around 40 degrees. The early part of the week storm has a similar structure to the one that passed yesterday. A low will slide south of the Ohio and Cumberland River Valleys bringing the bulk of the precipitation south. We will be on the northern flank of the system, which means we could see a minor amount of precipitation. Rain and snow showers will be possible from late Monday through Tuesday morning and will bring minor amounts; generally, less than one inch. Travel could be slippery Tuesday morning, especially for southern counties and those traveling to Tennessee on I-75.