Severe Weather Alert Day issued due to the possibility of wintry mix overnight into Monday

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(WYMT) - We have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day due to the possibility of rain transitioning into snow as we head into the overnight hours and into your Monday.

Tonight and Monday
A cold front will move through the mountains tonight and behind it will be rain and cooler temperatures.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of our region starting at 1 a.m. Monday and running through 1 a.m. Tuesday. Harlan, Letcher and Wise County, VA are under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 1 a.m. Monday and lasting through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Scattered rain chances will move in this evening and with temperatures dropping, that rain could transition into a rain/snow mix overnight. By Monday morning, most of us could be looking at snow showers depending on temperatures. These snow showers look to continue on and off throughout the day on Monday.

A lot of this snow we see early will not stick due to the roads being so warm. Remember highs were in the upper 50s today. This entire system will depend entirely on temperatures. If we only get a couple of degrees above freezing we could only see rain. Now, if temperatures get to freezing or below it that is when we will see that rain mix to snow.

However, some roads could be a little slick for that Monday morning commute. Conditions will likely deteriorate throughout the day Monday and into the overnight hours. Conditions Tuesday morning could be very slick.

Once again, this system has a huge potential to bust. We'll continue to keep you guys updated throughout the night and day on Monday.

Extended Forecast
A few flurries could linger into your Tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 40s. We'll see mostly sunny skies return by your Wednesday and Thursday.

We could see a few scattered rain chances Friday. We have some state football going on at Kroger Field Friday and this weekend. Right now, the weekend looks dry with highs in the lower 50s. Of course, there is still plenty of time for this to change.

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WYMT Chief Meteorologist
Paige Noël



 
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