HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - There is a chance for a few snowflakes early, but for the most part, Friday is the calm before the possible storm.
Today and Tonight
Temperatures this morning will be in the 30s for most locations under cloudy skies. The weak system that was supposed to pass through didn't amount to much, so you shouldn't see too many issues on your morning drive.
Clouds will decrease throughout the day and should filter sunshine in later. Highs will be in the upper 30s before falling into the upper 20s under partly cloudy skies Friday night.
Let's start with what we know when it comes to the weekend forecast. As of right now, it looks like Saturday will start with sun and clouds before more clouds start to roll in late in the afternoon. Highs should top out in the mid to upper 30s.
I think there is a decent chance we see some wintry mix or snow as we head into the nighttime and overnight hours. Lows will drop into the low 30s.
As for the rest, the models are riding the struggle bus on what could be a winter storm or nothing. That's how much uncertainty there still is, even just a day and a half out from the event.
The weather team has poured over every piece of data we can find and will continue to do so. Part of the problem we are running into is that until now, the system was off the west coast over water and the models were basing all the data off of satellite imagery and what little instruments are out in the ocean to measure conditions.
The storm is now on shore and we will start getting real-time observations to feed into the models, which, in theory, should help line things out later today. Trust me when I say that we're not holding out on you. We are just waiting for the very latest data to give you the most accurate forecast we can.
If the system pans out, the bulk of the action would be on Sunday and start moving out by Monday afternoon.
Stay tuned. We will have more as soon as we can.