Snow leaves cold air behind

Frigid after this morning’s cold front
Posted at 7:40 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 07:40:17-05

Snow showers are wrapping up for most this morning with the final counties getting it until the late morning. Roads will be most impacted in these locations due to heavier showers during cold hours of the day. Temperatures behind the front will not be fun. Right now, we see cooling bringing a range from the 30s down to the 20s with wind chills running in the teens.

Snow will take until the late morning to leave the southeast part of the state. Roads will be collecting snow on cold surfaces (turn lanes, shoulders, and elevated surfaces) for a few hours, so expect slippery travel conditions. The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect through 9:00 am for most east and southeast counties. A WINTER STORM WARNING was issued for Bell, Letcher, and Harlan Counties and will last through 10:00 am. In these particular counties, heavy snow showers could drop as much as 5” to 6” of snow leading to hazardous travel over mountain passes. Use caution, or delay travel until the afternoon. The rest of today will feature a mixing of sunshine and clouds with temperatures running frigid. We will likely stay in the 20s most of the day, only warming to around freezing for the afternoon. Monday brings an all-day break in precipitation but will feature a cloud deck split. Counties along and north of I-64 will remain cloudy, whereas the southern section of Kentucky will get more sunshine. Next chance for precipitation will come in the form of rain showers through the day Tuesday before more winter weather over the middle and end of the work week.