This morning kicks off a Severe Weather Alert Day.
Snow showers will continue to taper off through the morning, leaving way for partly cloudy skies this afternoon. At that point, the flakes should be said and done with for the time being. Today's temperatures will struggle to reach 20° and wind chills will keep us feeling more like the lower teens throughout the day. Overnight, we'll drop to around 10°, but again the wind chills will bring our feels like temperature down to the single digits.
Sunday's forecast starts cold and dry, but snow quickly returns to the Coalfields. Between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. our northwestern counties will start to see the onset of the snow. Snow showers/squalls will continue to push through the rest of the afternoon and overnight. Heavy snow will be likely, especially for areas near the Virginia state line like: Harlan Co., Letcher Co., Bell Co., south Pike Co, and the Virginia counties. So far totals look to be around 2-3 inches north of the Mountain Parkway, 3-4 inches along the Hal Rogers Parkway, and 4-6 inches possible for the counties bordering Virginia and Tennessee. Locally higher amounts are possible for areas of high terrain, like near Black Mountain.
The snow continues into Monday morning and from there, there is the possibility of the snow transitioning to rain. Monday and Tuesday's forecasts are still uncertain because it depends on the track of a low pressure system moving in from the west. Models have been trending for the track to push through the Tennessee Valley, which if that is the case, we will see more of a wintry mix/rain with a few periods of snowfall. If the low trends further south, we will mostly be dealing with more snowfall. Keep checking back for updates.
Have a great day!
Sky Alert Meteorologist