(WYMT) - A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Kentucky and Tennessee counties. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for our Virginia counties. The weekend is here and we are continuing to track the low-pressure system as we head into the forecast.
Winter Weather System
We are monitoring this weekend system closely. The models are starting to come together. The latest trend paints a decent snow for southeastern Kentucky and our Virginia counties.
For Saturday, look for clouds to increase with highs in the upper 30s. We will start to see rain and a wintry mix work in Saturday night from the south, after midnight. That is when the fun kicks in. Our Tennessee counties will get in on the action first.
Here is the latest on Sunday's system.
A strong high-pressure system to the northeast has been trying to eliminate snow chances. This high pressure is strong and actually impacting the track of the low pressure quite a bit. We are more confident now that Eastern Kentucky will get snow, but now the strength of the high pressure will play a role in precipitation type.
If the high is strong, snow will be likely due to northwest flow, filtering in colder temperatures. If the high is weak, southwest flow may try to win out and provide more sleet or freezing rain. Right now, snow chances are looking better than freezing rain chances.
We are confident in saying our Virginia counties and our border counties will see the greatest amount of snowfall.
The main impacts of this storm still look to be through Sunday morning and into Sunday afternoon. Models have actually sped this system up, if that's the case, we should be fine by Sunday night and into Monday as snow exits the area by the early evening hours on Sunday.
Road temperatures will be cold, so snow will stick easily. It will be heavy, wet snow. This means It will weigh heavy on power lines, potentially causing issues. If we start out with a wintry mix, roads will be more slick and snow totals could be less.
After a few flakes early Monday morning, conditions will clear. Look for highs in the lower 40s with decreasing clouds through Monday. Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday look warmer with readings in the low-mid 40s and mostly sunny skies. Thank you, high pressure. We need a break after this mess.