LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - You probably won't even think too much about wintry precip today. Temperatures will jump to near 40 degrees. In some cases, I think we are there and beyond it. It is this "milder" air poking in that makes the forecast very challenging. When we get this layer of warmth with this set-up... it can mean a wintry mix!
Let's highlight details:
-Precipitation starts pressing into Kentucky late tonight.
-It could start out as a few flakes.
-Expect a transition over to freezing rain
-For some it will be all rain - all the time! The best chance of that is across southern Kentucky.
-Freezing rain line will probably show up near I-64.
-Trends have been pushing it north of I-64, but I still think it is in the vicinity.
-Ice accumulations will be likely.
-A final shot of some flakes will be on the tail end.
-The bulk of the freezing rain happens overnight.
-Areas that see all rain will likely see some locally heavy amounts.
After that system pulls away from Kentucky it will be calm and cold. At least for one day. Highs will be around the freezing mark on Thursday. By Friday, expect highs to jump back up the thermometer into the 50s. We will probably keep the 50s around again on Saturday. We'll even have that around on Sunday, but there is a hint that it will happen very early and temps crash all day. If that is the case... afternoon readings will probably be in the 30s, but actual highs will be in the 50s.
Try not to let the late night ice make it a Troublesome Tuesday for you.