LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Another winter storm will impact the Commonwealth, and the second wave that moves through tonight while packing an icy punch.
Rain remains likely through this evening for southern and southeastern Kentucky with some heavier rain possible at times. For the duration of the event, many will be in the running for 2 to 3″+ of rainfall. This could lead to some flooding issues in spots and potential river flooding through the weekend. A switch to freezing rain is expected overnight and into Friday morning.
The bigger story with this system is the cold, arctic air that rushes in at the surface and with warmer air above the surface. This sets the stage for a wintry mess that continues through tonight and into Friday morning.
A multitude of winter alerts are in effect from this morning through Friday morning including an Ice Storm Warning for the Bluegrass.
This evening: Temperatures continue to drop from northwest to southeast. Freezing rain steadily becomes the predominant precip type through the afternoon hours in the Bluegrass with rain in southern and southeastern Kentucky.
Overnight: By this point, most of the viewing area is dealing with sleet and freezing rain. Significant icing will be likely for some. Still mainly rain is ongoing across far southern and southeastern Kentucky.
Friday morning: The event wraps up from an icy mix to a quick burst of light snow/flurries. Minor snow accumulations are possible, especially along the I-64 corridor and points northward.
HOW MUCH ICE/SLEET/SNOW:
How much ice we get is all dependent on temperatures, how fast the cold air moves in, and where you live. Here’s the latest numbers for ice, sleet, and snow potential:
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