(WYMT) - We continue to track the low-pressure system as we head into the weekend forecast. Throughout the day, it's been a cloudy Friday with cold temperatures. Highs have been in the upper 30s to lower 40s. As we head into tonight, we will see a slight break in the clouds. Partly cloudy skies will return for some with temperatures dropping down into the mid-20s overnight. A few spots will make it into the lower 20s.
Winter Weather System
Our eyes are still glued to this incoming winter system. The models over the past run have trended to the southeast, bringing the greatest snow totals out of the WYMT viewing area. However, a decent snow is still possible for southeastern Kentucky and our Virginia counties at this time. We continue to watch the models come in run by run.
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, after midnight. That is when the fun kicks in.
Here's what we know about Sunday so far.
A strong high-pressure system to the northeast is playing the bad guy for snow lovers. This high pressure is strong and actually impacting the track of the low pressure quite a bit. If this high pressure continues to play a huge impact on the low-pressure system, our snow chances might exit Eastern Kentucky in the next couple of model runs.
If you are looking for the snow, we still think there is a slight chance we could see some changes. At this time, we still think the border counties have the best shot at snowfall.
Here is a link to our first call for snowfall.
All the 12z models are in and 18z will be out soon. While the heavier totals are off the table for now, some locations, especially those near the Kentucky/Virginia/Tennessee borders will likely still see snow Sunday. We hope to have a first call sometime this evening. #wymtwx pic.twitter.com/WH6Ta11ZQj— Brandon Robinson (@brobwx) December 7, 2018
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.
It's important to note that any shift to the northwest at all could bring back decent totals for a solid portion of Eastern Kentucky. This is a tricky forecast.
We are planning on issuing our first call for snowfall later this evening.
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.