Calmer day on tap, another shot at winter weather possible overnight

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Today should start off much calmer, but it will be chilly, so bundle up as you head out.

Today and Tonight
There could be the chance of a few slick spots this morning, thanks to refreezing of melting snow from yesterday. Take it easy on the bridges, overpasses, back roads and in the higher elevations. Most of us will start out in the low to mid-20s this morning before climbing into the low 40s this afternoon, thanks to sun and clouds.

Unfortunately, that sunshine will start to disappear by the late afternoon hours ahead of a weak system that could bring us some scattered snow showers overnight. Very light, if any, accumulation is expected from those and they should be gone for most by fairly early Friday morning. Lows will drop into the low 30s.

Extended Forecast
After a few flurries Friday morning, look for sun and clouds to wrap up the work and school week. Highs will be colder than Thursday, only getting into the upper 30s. Clouds will increase Friday night, but we stay dry. Lows drop into the mid-20s.

Now, for the weekend...

This is probably one of the more complicated forecasts I've worked on in my more than a decade-long career in TV weather. I honestly mean that. There are a lot of variables that will factor into this forecast: track of the low, strength of the high and the temperature (1 or 2 degrees can make the difference between cold rain, wintry mix or snow).

Here's what I'm fairly certain of for now: Saturday will start dry. We could see some sunshine, but I think we'll be mostly cloudy through the day. Chances for wintry mix and/or snow will come into play into the late evening hours and take us through the overnight. Highs Saturday look to be in the mid to upper 30s. They will drop into the low 30s overnight, which should transition over to all snow.

Sunday and Monday are still up in the air, no pun intended. Trust me when I say this entire weather team is studying every single model available to us and there are frequent discussions between us on how this potential winter storm plays out. We are trying to gather as much information as possible to give you the best possible forecast to help you and your family prepare for what we could see.

As always, we are dedicated to you, first and foremost. Keep checking back for more updates.

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