LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's a system we've been watching for a week now, and it starts moving into parts of the state tonight while lasting through Sunday. The northward trend has been a hot topic since yesterday afternoon, and this will give more folks in central and eastern Kentucky some action. Let's break it down.
- Areas of freezing rain and sleet will kick things off this evening for far southern Kentucky. Ice and light snow accumulations will be likely for these areas.
- As the low begins to move towards the north and east, freezing rain and sleet work into eastern Kentucky. A transition to snow occurs overnight. This will be a heavy, wet snow at times
- With the northward trend noted more today, areas along and south of the I-64 corridor will be in the running for a light wintry mix. Only minor accumulations at best are expected for these far northern areas.
- NOTE... there will be a SHARP cutoff from no to snow across southern and eastern Kentucky. 50 - 100 miles can mean a big difference in a little snow to a lot of snow.
- This system will be a high impact event for far southern and southeastern Kentucky where snow totals can add up. Any traveling into or from these areas over the next 24 hours will become very difficult.
Snow will continue through Sunday morning for southern and eastern Kentucky before things start wrapping up into Sunday evening. The low finally pulls eastward Sunday night as conditions dry out completely into Monday morning. Temperatures tank into the low 20's as roadways will be messy and very slick for many.
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