Approaching system will bring rain and snow to the mountains

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Friday is a WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day.

Today and Tonight
It is another frigid start to the day with most locations starting out in the upper teens and low 20s. There will be some frost on the cars, so make sure you give yourself time to warm them up before you head out.

We'll start the day on a sunny note and pick up a few more clouds by the afternoon hours ahead of that next system moving in tonight. Highs will get close to 40 in most spots this afternoon.

Tonight, clouds increase and snow showers move in late. Some light accumulations are possible, with the best chances up near the Mountain Parkway/I-64 corridor.

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect tonight for about half of the area and runs through noon Saturday. Lows tonight will drop into the upper 20s and low 30s.

Weekend System
After Saturday morning, the track of the low pressure will work warm air into the region. That will increase rain chances from south to north and end the snow chances sometime on Saturday. Look for afternoon highs to climb into the mid to upper 30s depending on your location.

The main question continues to be: where will the rain/snow line end? Right now, models like the line being along I-64. Areas north look to receive more snowfall. Areas south should transition to rain by the afternoon.

We will expect a slight shift south in the rain/snow line Saturday night and into Sunday morning but we do not expect it to be a huge shift. Even then, snow that falls will have to overcome wet roads to stick.

As we head into Sunday, our main low-pressure system will weaken. In fact, a stronger low will begin to form to the east. This is common as the energy will begin to shift to the new and stronger low out to the east.

That new low will enhance colder air late on Sunday. In fact, that will bring the possibility of more snow chances late Sunday and into Monday. Look for highs Sunday to reach the upper 30s to lower 40s. Lows will drop back below freezing Sunday night.

We'll keep you posted as more data comes in.