(WYMT) - Today is a Severe Weather Alert Days as snow and a wintry mix is expected to cause some travel issues Saturday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for about half of the area and runs through noon Saturday.
Travel conditions could be rough for some, depending on whether you see rain, sleet, or snow. Warmer air will nose into Eastern Kentucky, making for a fast transition from snow to rain Saturday. Rain will help quickly eliminate any snow accumulation in Eastern Kentucky. Southern locations will pick up on the transition first. Northern and northwest locations will be the last to transition to rain, this is the reason why they see higher totals from this event.
That rain/snow line will work just slightly north of I-64, hopefully transitioning to rain for all of the WYMT viewing area by Saturday afternoon. I think most locations will see just rain tonight, but a few snow showers are possible near I-64. 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, another low will begin to form to the east. The energy will begin to shift to the new and stronger low out to the east.
That new low will enhance colder air on Sunday. In fact, that will bring the possibility of more snow chances as we head throughout the day on Sunday and into Monday. Northern locations will get in on the snow action first, then moving south. Look for highs Sunday to reach the upper 30s before falling into the lower 30s on Sunday night. Snow showers will continue Monday morning, leading to some light accumulations.
Stay tuned to the WYMT Weather Team throughout the weekend for more information.