The main focus remains on the weekend setup...
Saturday Rain to ice to snow
Sunday Snow showers
Next Tuesday/Wednesday Brief mix to rain to snow
Next weekend Snow showers
Our next system rolls in Thursday. There is still a small window for a burst of snow/sleet across our northern counties say from Jackson to perhaps Carroll. It looks brief but we will monitor that with the evening data tonight. Otherwise, it will be a rain event for us here in WAVE Country.
Friday still looks quiet.
Saturday... rain increases in the morning through mid-afternoon. It can be locally heavy at times with gusty winds. Temperatures will highly vary from near 60° around the KY/TN border to lower 30s across our northern-most counties in Indiana. Louisville looks to lean a bit more toward the colder side of that range but it will be a sharp contrast over distance!! The rain/freezing rain line still looks to be close to our northern counties during the daytime period so be sure to monitor the forecast carefully the next few days. The rest of the area will battle the heavy rain with 2-3″ possible. A Flash Flood WATCH may very well get issued for this potential along with a wind advisory.
Saturday night... Rain changes to freezing rain, then sleet, then snow. You should be able to track the change on the WAVE 3 Weather App radar each hour as it will be very obvious. At this time, the amount of icing looks limited with snowfall being more on the lighter side of things. The biggest concern here is the crashing temperature into the teens for many by Sunday morning. This will freeze up the roads....not to mention involve a layer of ice and snow on them. Exact details of this precipitation type transition have not been locked in at this early stage so the margin of error is there on adjusting these amounts/locations. There are a few hints of dry air behind the rain that could limit the ice/snow potential still.
Sunday.. strong winds overnight Saturday into early Sunday. This actually has a greater potential for a wind advisory compared to Saturday afternoon but NWS may issue for both periods. The direction will be different with a SE/E wind Saturday and N/NW wind late Saturday night. Snow showers will likely continue throughout the day Sunday with light accumulations possible. It will be bitterly cold with temperatures barely into the 20s and then single digits Sunday night! Yikes!
The video (hopefully) explains all of this better plus I take a look into next week as well.
Hang on tight...bumpy ride ahead!