Here comes the first winter storm that we have been talking about for a few days. Winter Storm Warnings for the counties bordering Indiana and Ohio...Winter Storm Watches in effect for Bluegrass, north & west....Flood Watch in effect for the eastern and southeastern zones.
The breakdown looks like this:
- Heavy rain expected today with a good 1"-2" within the next 24 hrs. Temperatures will drop quickly through the day as we start off in the 60s, but finish in the 30s & 40s.
- Heavy rain continues for most of Friday morning before the transition to snow & ice takes place after noon time. This transition will work its way south and east through the afternoon & evening. The transition should be along the river around 10am, Bluegrass around 4pm-6pm and southeast around 7pm-10pm. The best chance of accumulation will be for the Bluegrass, north and west. People in the Winter Storm Watch area could see 1"-3" of snow with the highest amounts being in the north and west. Also looking a light ice accumulations. This will cause slick conditions on the roadways by Friday night and Saturday morning.
- We take a break during the daylight hours on Saturday, but cold with highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s. With the cold air in place for Sunday we are looking at another chance at a wintry mess. As of now, this looks to be the best bet for ice accumulations.
We will keep you updated through the next several days.
Meteorologist Micah Harris