Snow to impact travel tonight

Accumulations of 1” to 3” for most
Posted at 2:17 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 23:30:45-05

Widespread rain and snow is showing up on the MaxTrack this evening as a wave of low pressure works with cold air and moisture. This will be a quick-hitting system, but enough to cause some travel headaches this evening and overnight. Temperatures will cool quickly, especially after sunset changing the rain south to snow in the late evening.

Rain and snow start the event this evening but as the temperature drops below freezing, more locations will get the changeover from rain to snow. Widespread snow showers, light to moderate in intensity, will continue overnight into Thursday morning. Showers will wind down or come to an end for the Bluegrass and Lakes region as we reach midnight. Eastern and Southeastern counties will keep light to moderate snow until about 2:00 a.m. Thursday. Flurries are possible off and on until sunrise. Travel will be impacted most for this evening’s commute and overnight travel, especially if heading east. Use caution on roadways and take it slow when inside of a snow shower. Conditions can change rapidly. When all is said and done, most locations will have 1” to 3” on grass and other cool surfaces. Lesser amounts expected fir the counties along the Ohio River. Naturally, higher amounts can be expected on ridgetops in the southeast. Roads will have less. Slippery conditions will continue into Thursday morning’s commute, especially for eastern and southeastern counties. Sunshine returns for late week, however temperatures take a big hit. With cold air in place and snow on the ground, temperatures will dip into the teens tonight and Friday morning, and struggle to pass freezing each afternoon. Bundle up if heading outside.