Dealing with winter this weekend

Quick hit of freezing rain Sunday morning
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Posted at 5:30 AM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 05:30:37-05

Skies are already clear signaling a good-looking day to come. However, that good looking forecast will come with some cold daytime temperatures. Right now, temperatures are dipping into the teens in several locations and close to doing so in others. Wind chill values are running close to the single digits and even falling that low for some. Bundle up if heading out, especially early this morning.

Despite clear skies overhead most of the day, temperatures will not recover much thanks to a cold air mass in place. We will top out in the Bluegrass, somewhere north of freezing, but not by much. The real winter weather waits until Sunday. Clouds will increase overnight and by late Sunday morning, a warm front will scoot east and deliver a small shot at some freezing rain late morning. Temperatures will be above freezing for most, but a few spots in the northern counties and along I-71 will have a chance to pick up a little light ice, especially on untreated roads. Amounts in Kentucky will generally run less than a tenth of an inch. Expect slippery conditions if making a drive to Cincy later in the morning Sunday. Everywhere else, the precipitation will be a cold rain. Scattered showers move through with the cold front. Heavier and more widespread rain is expected overnight Sunday into Monday as a stronger system pushes northeast. Rain will continue as widespread and heavy Monday morning becoming scattered and light later in the day. The last of those showers will wrap up Tuesday morning. Temperatures warm to the low 50s Monday under the warm front and drop to the low 40s by Wednesday after the cold front.