After a couple of nice and calm days with sunshine, we are gearing up for another blast of winter. There is nothing simple about this system, or I should say two systems, and we will dive into the details now. First of all, it is two separate low pressures heading our way. One will keep a southerly track but still send moisture our way, and the second will hold a bit more snow and cold air, but will begin to weaken as it nears us. The precipitation will begin as rain or a mix for most late this evening around midnight give or take an hour. As temperatures drop below freezing with the cold front, that should change most of the precip over to snow with heavier snow showers lingering a bit longer over southeastern KY. That will be the greatest chance to pick up some accumulations.
A Winter Weather Advisory is only draped across our southern and southeastern counties mainly south of I-64 and goes until 9 am Sunday. The Lakes region (Pulaski, Casey, Russell, Wayne counties) are also included. The counties under the Advisory could pick up one to two inches of snow with a spot up to 3 inches not out of question especially near the mountains. Central and northern KY will see very little from this round, but there could be some slick spots on roads overnight and into Sunday morning as light snow is still expected. Lexington should see less than one inch of snow total. Once into Sunday, the action will wrap up quickly and dry but cold air will settle over us. Highs for Sunday will only be near freezing. Another action-packed week is ahead coming up.