Rounds of showers and thunderstorms could cause issues across the region Saturday. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of Kentucky that include Fayette and Clark counties and areas to the north and west until 8pm Monday. This is where the heaviest amount of snow is expected. Snow will begin early Monday morning and fall throughout the day.
Several rounds of rain rolled across the Commonwealth Sunday. Some strong storms and straight line wind damage was reported in southern Kentucky. The low pressure system will track right across the viewing area and keep the heaviest snow in northern Kentucky overnight. As temperatures crash behind the cold front winds could gust up to 30 mph, WKYT meteorologist Kari Hall says.
The exact track of the center of low pressure will determine how much snow will fall. Northern Kentucky can expect 3"-6" of snow. I-64 and areas to the north may see 2"-4". South of I-64 may see lesser amounts of snow; up to 2". The forecasted snowfall totals are from Monday morning through Tuesday. Over 5" will be possible in the higher elevations of eastern Kentucky before the snow wraps up Wednesday morning. There may be times when rain mixes with the snow and melts during afternoon hours. Road conditions may be hazardous as well.
This early Spring storm system will move out mid-week with warmer temperatures for Easter weekend.