The ice storm has come and gone, but left behind some damage. Ice reports have varied across the state, but most locations picked up what we forecast which was between 0.2" all the way up to 0.6" in isolated spots. Then southern KY picking up mostly rain with only a trace of ice. There are quite a few power outages still going on today with trees and power lines down as well. The Ice Storm Warning is still in effect for only our far southeastern counties including Laurel, Knox and Whitley until 7 AM Friday. Things will continue to improve as we get closer to the weekend, but slowly. Temperatures are expected down near 20 degrees overnight, so that could make for more refreezing and slick roads and sidewalks again. The good news is that we are practically finished with this round of wintry weather.
As we move into the weekend, Friday is looking a bit better with calmer weather and no more rain or snow expected. Saturday brings another low pressure and a lot of moisture from the Gulf/Mexico area and it will move northeast bringing another shot at some lighter freezing rain during the day. This system will not be anything like what we just endured. The arctic blast of air will continue to hang further north of us around the Great Lakes with a small amount of polar air reaching us by Sunday. High temperatures are expected to only get to the low 20s both Sunday and Monday with low temperatures barely in the double digits. Several more snow or winter weather chances will persist in the 8 day forecast.