Severe Weather Alert Day continues for Eastern Kentucky.
Most topped out in the lower to mid 20s this afternoon, but wind chills have remained mostly under 20° all day. Overnight, temperatures sink into the single digits. Some of the valleys will likely have subzero "feels like" temperatures in the morning.
Sunday morning will be cloudy and cold, but dry. Then change settles in. Between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. our western counties will start to see the onset of snow. Snow showers/squalls will continue to push through the rest of the afternoon and overnight, and will intensify from time to time. Heavy snow will be likely. So far totals look to be around 2-4 inches north of the Mountain Parkway, 3-5 inches along the Hal Rogers Parkway, and 4-5 inches possible for the counties bordering Virginia and Tennessee. Locally higher amounts are possible for areas that receive a stronger squall. As of now, the best bet for the higher amounts remains south of the Mountain Parkway.
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. 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.
As of now, a lot of the models are trending towards getting a mix of precipitation going by Monday morning around sunrise. That mix would likely be snow, rain, and freezing rain. It looks like some folks will hold on to some snow/rain mixture by Monday afternoon, then a lot of models trend towards just rain Monday evening. By Tuesday morning, models are trending to a break in the precipitation before bringing in more rain by Tuesday evening. More snow looks to move in Tuesday night and last through Wednesday. Keep checking back for updates.
Have a great day!
Sky Alert Meteorologist