Gearing up for another winter hit

Mostly rain today, snow tomorrow
Posted at 8:21 AM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 11:02:03-05

Due to a southerly wind after the warm front, temperatures are running warmer by 15-25 degrees across the state. Temperatures have warmed into the low 40s for most this morning, making rain the only type of precipitation (for now). Otherwise, it’s cloudy. The warm front has lifted, and a mostly southerly wind will keep things on the “warm” side. By no means is it going to be warm today, with high temperatures only expected to reach the mid-40s. Still, it will be warm enough to keep rain as the dominant form of precipitation. Rain showers will continue off and on, scattered for the morning and afternoon. A small dry up will occur later this afternoon and evening as a dry slot forms over us. This will be the break before the winter weather returns.

A diving batch of cold air and moisture will move overhead in the overnight hours bringing back a little rain, but mostly snow. Snow showers will continue scattered to widespread through all of Monday. With snow shower intensity expected to be moderate to heavy at times, accumulation is expected. Between early Monday morning and late Monday evening, we look to pick up mainly 1” to 2” with some localized spots reaching the 3” mark. Travel will be impacted both morning, noon, and evening Monday. Use caution if you must be on the roadways. If you don’t need to be out, limit driving Monday if possible.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect tonight through Monday evening. Slippery road conditions will continue into Tuesday morning as the snow showers begin to wrap up in Eastern Kentucky. Sunshine will return late Tuesday.