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First Round of Winter Weather Ahead

Rain changes to snow through Monday
Posted at 5:14 PM, Nov 29, 2020

All eyes are on the snow forecast, but first things first we have to make it through some rain tonight because the low pressure system is pulling in from the Gulf coast and is heading our direction. Rain totals tonight into Monday morning should be between three quarters of an inch to one inch for most of the state. Once the cold air is here, that is when the fun begins. We will be under a Winter Weather Advisory which will go into effect Monday at 4 p.m. and last until Tuesday at 7 a.m. this includes our entire viewing area, Central Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. Your impact from this storm will be rain changing over to snow through the day on Monday with likely slick roads for your Monday evening commute. We will take a look now at the details a little bit further. The timing transition from rain to snow looks to be around mid-morning Monday. But we will still be too warm to pick up any accumulation. As we work into the afternoon that's when the cold air sweeps in and drops are temperatures down to the freezing mark or slightly below was that happens any precipitation that is left over from the low pressure will be falling as snow showers. I believe some of these showers could pick up to a moderate pace but most will be on the lighter side. The snow showers will continue over Eastern Kentucky through early Tuesday morning before eventually wrapping up by Tuesday afternoon. It looks the highest amounts will be up in northeastern Kentucky closer to the Morehead area and the Ohio state line. For most of Central and Eastern Kentucky we are giving a general Trace up to 3 inches and that includes Lexington. The higher snow amounts do remain around and east of I-75 while a coating up to 1 inch is possible for Western Kentucky. Keep in mind that the worst of the travel will be Monday evening through Tuesday morning that is when you will want to exercise more caution if you have to travel.