Chris Johnson's Forecast | Rain and snow takes over this weekend

Published: Jan. 11, 2019 at 3:54 AM EST
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It’s another frigid start for many across the Commonwealth this morning, and that leads to a chilly afternoon with highs around 40°. However, look for clouds to thicken up through the day as a winter storm moves into the region this weekend. This will bring a couple of rounds of rain and snow for many.

The first wave arrives late tonight and into Saturday morning. This should put down a general 1-4” of snow for the region, especially for central Kentucky. Higher amounts ranging between 2-4”+ looks like a good bet to our far north. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for parts of Central and Western Kentucky Saturday.

The next wave cranks up into Saturday afternoon/night, and as temperatures surge above the freezing mark, a transition to plain ole rain takes over. Again, the further north you reside, better chances for seeing more snow than rain. For folks across southern Kentucky, this second wave brings mainly rain for this period.

A mix of rain and snow chances hang around Sunday with additional light snow amounts a possibility. Snow showers linger into Monday before what’s left of the system pulls eastward, and conditions dry out. Temperatures remain cold into early next week with highs in the 30s. Another system could dive in next mid-week while bringing more rain and snow chances back to the forecast.

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