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Quick-hitting rain/snow storm

Winter weather advisory Tuesday morning
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Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 15:36:47-05

Hard to believe a system with rain and snow is moving our direction. It’s been sunny and nice for two days straight. Crisp and cool temperatures in the middle to upper 40s this afternoon is making it feel more like late winter. That all changes tonight. Clouds will increase almost immediately before the rain arrives from the system. Rain showers will fall widespread from the south-central counties, up to the Bluegrass and down the I-64 corridor towards West Virginia. Rain showers will be light to moderate with some heavy mixed in.

As temperatures cool, snow will start to mix in with the rain. Snow will be the wet kind as more rain turns over to snow early Tuesday morning. Widespread and moderate snow showers are expected from the Central I-75 corridor (Madison and Rockcastle Counties) to the West Virginia state line.

In general, trace amounts to about an inch will be the widespread amounts. Snow is possible up to 2” in the centralized portion of the south and southeastern counties. Timing on the snow will be from the early morning hours and through noon.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued and will be in effect from 2:00 am through noon Tuesday. Use caution if driving on roads through these counties Tuesday morning. Snow will be wet and heavy, making driving conditions difficult.

Roads will still be fairly warm as the snow falls, meaning that what snow does collect, will melt quickly. Still, slushy roads are still expected, especially under the heavier showers.

Due to the quick nature of the system, the sun is expected to make an appearance by the afternoon for almost all counties. This will help temperatures warm into the middle 40s for most. Meaning that most snow that collects will melt quickly.