The WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day will continue Wednesday as scattered snow showers persist through the morning hours. Light snow accumulations remain possible along with slick travel conditions.
The strong low pressure system that has allowed several disturbances to ride through the region will finally begin to work northeastward and lift out of the area this evening. Up until then, scattered snow showers remain a possibility for the mountains with light accumulations possible.
As the snow finally tapers off later today, temperatures will be noticeably colder. In fact, highs only top out in the lower 20’s as winds crank up from the west. Wind chill values or feel like temperatures will be in the single digits through much of today.
Frigid temperatures settles in across Eastern Kentucky tonight. A bulk of the snow activity should come to an end as calm and conditions prevail. Lows eventually bottom out in the single digits with wind chill values near 0 degrees.
Despite the cold start into Thursday, Eastern Kentucky will welcome in something that has been missing for a few days, and that would be sunshine. Mostly sunny skies take over Thursday as highs climb into the upper 20’s. Conditions stay dry through Thursday before a weak system slides in from the west Friday.
Flurries, perhaps a snow showers become possible into Friday afternoon and evening, but nothing major is expected. Highs remain in the 20s through the weekend as conditions stay dry. Another disturbance could bring more snow chances to the forecast early next week.
Sky Alert Meteorologist