Confidence increasing for Tuesday snow, big chill follows

By: Brandon Orr
By: Brandon Orr

Snowfall Tuesday will lead a polar air mass that will plunge temperatures into the single digits across eastern Kentucky

After starting Monday with temperatures into the upper 20s and low 30s, sunshine will quickly warm us up into the mid 40s for high temperatures. Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts, because big changes are on the way as early as Tuesday.

Snow showers are expected to break out across eastern Kentucky Tuesday morning into the afternoon. Accumulations of a coating to 2" currently look likely for much of the area. Slightly higher amounts of 1-3" are possible for our eastern counties such as Pike, especially in the higher elevations along the VA /KY border. The image below is of our FutureCast computer model showing the light to moderate snow across the area Tuesday morning as a low pressure system develops to our southeast.

Temperatures will start around 30°F Tuesday morning and slowly fall into the low 20s by late afternoon. Temperatures, especially if we receive snow cover, will plummet to the single digits Wednesday morning.

As you can see on the 7-Day Forecast, the cold conditions will stick around for much of the work week with temperatures not reaching the freezing mark until Friday at the earliest.

Stay with us on-air and online as we fine-tune the forecast on Monday.

Sky Alert Meteorologist
Brandon Orr

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