Winter is Coming

Town gossip has seen a rise in the use of the s-word recently. And that word is snow! Yes, last week there was a chance of snow placed in the forecast for tonight, but that hype has died out as the models are showing temps in the 40s and upper 30s as the precipitation rolls through our area today into tonight. That means it will be all rain this time around, but watch for a different story come mid-week.

We started off today in the mid 40s with a light drizzle, and it will remain cold with on and off drizzle throughout the rest of the evening through tomorrow morning. Tuesday will remain in the 30s all day as 10 mph winds from the North bring in cold air all day long. Overcast conditions will also prevent near-surface air temps from warming. Expect your high temp of 41 to occur during the middle of the night. Temperatures will steadily drop through the 30s during the day and into the upper 20s overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

18Z NAM showing statewide mid-afternoon temps in the low to mid 30s Tuesday – Courtesy of Pivotal Weather

Wednesday morning will start cold in the upper 20s and feel even colder with winds again coming out of the North around 10mph. Temperatures will edge into the low 40s by midday.

18Z NAM showing temps in the 20s all across KY at 6am CST- Courtesy of Pivotal Weather

Thursday will start and end wet. Rain will begin very early Thursday morning and continue throughout the entirety of the day. As the sun sets, the predicted track of the upper level low will take it across South Central KY and advect cold air into the region. This will turn the rain into a wintry mix and eventually all snow later in the evening. It’s too early to determine any accumulation amounts, so make sure to tune in over the next couple days for more updates.

18Z GFS showing rain changing to snow by the evening hours on Thursday – Courtesy of Pivotal Weather

Tuesday: High of 41 around midnight with rain ending before noon. Daytime temps will be in the 30s with dry conditions.

Wednesday: High of 41, low of 28. Partly cloudy skies and dry.

Thursday: Rain becoming a wintry mix by the evening hours. Temps staying in the 30s all day, possibly nosing into the low 40s.

Overall, make sure to dress warm and be extra vigilant while driving this week. Driving in the rain is bad enough, but with the added threat of a wintry mix, it will be imperative that you drive slow and apply the brakes a second earlier than usual when approaching a red light or stop sign. If your tires are balding, try to get new ones either tomorrow or Wednesday before conditions deteriorate Thursday.


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