Get ready for a prolonged period of soggy weather. It starts Thursday morning as a cold front moves into the mountains. We will see a few scattered showers early Thursday, but the widespread rain should hold off until late Thursday.
Once it starts, it's going to rain for a while. We're going to see rain all the way through Friday, and it could be heavy at times. In fact 1-2"s of rain are likely with this first blast of precipitation. A Flood Watch is out for all of Eastern KY from Thursday evening through Saturday Morning.
Late Friday into Saturday morning that rain will change to a wintry mix. A few slick spots may develop from this freezing rain, sleet and snow. We stay dry for a good chunk of Saturday but the wintry mess returns late in the day and will linger into Sunday Morning.
Sunday morning we will switch from wintry mix back to rain, and it could be heavy at times. It lingers into Monday before switching back to wintry mix late Monday into Tuesday evening. While most of eastern Kentucky won't see a ton of problems from the wintry mix, there could be some ice and snow accumulation near the Mountain Parkway. We will fine tune the forecast as we got closer so keep checking back in.