Wintry to start the week

Cooler with a shot at rain & snow
Posted at 7:57 AM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 07:57:31-05

Sunday starts on a cloudy note with temperatures running 15-25 degrees cooler than yesterday. The wind and rain of Saturday was the result of the cold front moving in, and now we are met with a wintry cool down. The MaxTrack is picking up on a small area of moisture sitting over the Cumberland Mountains. Other than a little drizzle, rain is not expected most of the day.

Later this evening, the next storm system will arrive. Rain showers will move in starting late this evening and spread north to the Ohio River. Temperatures will still be above freezing at this point but will be getting close as we move into early Monday morning. Snow will begin to mix in with the rain starting in the early morning hours in eastern and southeastern counties. Air temperatures are not expected to completely fall down to freezing during the entire event, meaning accumulation will be minimal. Generally, less than an inch of accumulation is expected, and mostly in the higher terrain of the southeastern counties. Whatever does collect will not stick around long. Lower elevation roads should have minimal impacts for Monday morning’s commute. Higher elevation roads could get some slushy spots. Bridges, overpasses, turn lanes, and shoulders will have a better chance for some sticking, but will still collect less than one inch. Use caution on roads east of I-75 and south of I-64 through Monday morning. Rain and snow wrap up as early as noon and we begin to clear skies rapidly afterwards. Tuesday will be a break in the pattern before a chance for rain and snow on Wednesday.