Good Sunday, everyone. As another day starts with temps in the single digits in Kentucky, we turn our attention toward a wintry mix moving in for Sunday night and Monday. This isn’t a big storm system, but it is likely to become a high impact travel event by tomorrow morning.
A mix of freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain develops in the west this evening and rolls eastward tonight and Monday. Here’s my latest breakdown:
- Temps this afternoon rebound toward the freezing mark or a little above in the south and west.
- Those temps drop back to freezing or a few degrees below as precipitation moves in. That sets the stage for our wintry mix.
- With the ground frozen solid and road temps in the low 20s, anything that falls is going to create slick travel conditions by Monday morning.
- Even with temps above freezing, the frozen ground is going to make things icy. That’s especially true for untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots.
- Pinpointing specific amounts of each precipitation type is a tough thing to do, even on a general scale. That said, here’s your latest Call For Snow/Icefall…
As always, those lines and numbers are general estimates and are never set in stone. I will put out a final call later today.
My current map lines up more with the Canadian Model than anything else…
The Hi Res NAM is very similar now with the icing…
Again, this is more of a travel impact than anything else.
We will also need to keep a close eye on Tuesday morning for the potential for some freezing drizzle developing.
From there, temps recover in a big way for the middle of the week, but come crashing down by Friday. That’s when we may go from thunderstorms to winter weather that carries us through next weekend…
I will update things again later today, so check back in. Have a great Sunday and take care.