Snowflakes possible tonight, cold temperatures this weekend

(WYMT) - It's been a nasty day across Eastern Kentucky with cloud cover and rain chances. As we head into the evening hours, rain chances will become scattered and temperatures will drop.

Tonight
Tonight, the chances for scattered showers continue. The northwest winds behind the cold front will cool off the temperatures quick. If you are headed to a high school football game tonight, bundle up and bring the rain gear. Temperatures will be in the lower 40s for kickoff and drop down into mid-upper 30s by the end of the game. Not only that, but scattered chances will continue.

Overnight low temperatures will drop down into the upper 20s with scattered rain chances turning into a few flurries. This will not lead to accumulation but it will be something for those snow lovers.

There is a Freeze Warning in effect from midnight tonight through noon on Saturday for Lee and Wise County in Virginia and Claiborne and Campbell County in Tennessee.

This Weekend
After the flurries end Saturday morning, skies will clear by the afternoon. It will stay cold, even with the sunshine. Highs will only top out in the mid to upper 30s. Under clear skies, most locations will drop into the low to mid-20s Saturday night. It's going to be a cold one.

After a frigid start Sunday morning, your Veteran's Day will warm up a little, getting into the upper 40s under sunny skies. Clouds will increase slowly late Sunday and into Monday morning. Overnight lows fall into the mid to upper 30s.

Extended Forecast
Our attention throughout the weekend will be turned to Monday and Tuesday. In fact, the chances are still there for a system to bring rain and possibly even some snow.

Here's what we are confident enough to tell you: After starting off Monday dry, rain chances will move into the forecast by the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s and close to 50 on Monday afternoon. After that, the cold air will work into the mountains Monday night, Tuesday and even on Wednesday.

That moisture will be around Monday night and into Tuesday. Temperatures will drop but the main question is how fast will they drop? If we get colder air in quick enough, we will see a transition to a wintry mix or even some snow Monday night and into your Tuesday.

Here is what the GFS is looking like. It's been the model that has favored snow for the past couple of days. However, it's been one of the only ones. Others are starting to like the idea.

Here is what the European is looking like. Notice the Euro likes more rain ahead of the colder air. This would mean less snow chances.

Here is the latest GEM output. It likes a transition period, but not a huge snow maker just yet.

Once again, a lot of this will be determined in the weekend model runs. We have a long way to go. Stay updated to the WYMT Weather App for future updates.



 
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