Wednesday will be interesting

Rain/snow showers midweek
Posted at 3:13 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 18:48:01-05

After the morning round of rain and snow, we take a break from precipitation, but keep the clouds. A thick sheet of cloud coverage remains, but as we move into the later part of today and overnight, some clearing should take place. This will let temperatures really plummet overnight into the low 20s. For now, we sit a little above freezing, which is 5-10 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago.

Clouds remain thick over the area after the rain and snow this morning. Most areas started and ended the event with rain only. Higher terrain east of I-75 and south of I-64 had a chance for minor snow showers and some fell, but accumulations were minimal. Now, it’s waiting for the clouds to clear as we move later in the day and overnight. Tuesday should bring in a little more sunshine and will be a break in the action before our next rain/snow maker arrives. A strong upper low will slide across the Plains Tuesday and will tap into moisture over the Mississippi River. What we do know is that we have a good shot at rain and a decent shot at snow showers. What models are trying to determine is what direction the low moves around us. If the low moves through western and central Kentucky, we will have a good influx of warm air under the system. This our precipitation type will be mostly rain, with only small amounts of snow working in, mostly northern counties. If the low moves to our south, we will have more cold air to work with and snow amounts will be higher. This rain/snow middle ground is typical for Kentucky due to where we sit between cold and warm air. Snow amounts will be ironed out through Tuesday. Luckily, there’s not much happening tomorrow, so all focus can go on properly analyzing the midweek snow chances.