A wintry mess possible by Sunday night

Good Saturday, everyone. We continue to deal bitterly cold temps to start the weekend, but a messy mix is on the way to end the weekend. That may create some nasty travel conditions by Sunday night and Monday.

Let us begin with today and roll forward.

Highs will only reach the upper teens and low 20s with a mix of sun and high clouds. Winds will add that extra chill to the air. Later tonight, temps make a run back into the upper single digits. That would give us single digit or lower temps in each of the first 7 days of the year. That’s never happened before in Lexington.

I have no changes to my thoughts about the late Sunday into Monday system. The models should continue to trend a little colder as we get closer, leading to more of a wintry mix than what they are already showing. All modes of precipitation are possible, and the frozen ground is a BIG concern of mine.

Here’s my current look of what to expect:

The individual threats look like this:

With the frozen ground, icy roads are pretty much a given from later Sunday evening into, at least, the first part of Monday.

If you plan on traveling during this time, you may want to consider altering those travel plans around the worst of the weather.

After that moves out on Tuesday, temps rebound a little with a modified arctic front moving in by Thursday and Friday. That slows down to our east, allowing for a wave of low pressure to develop along it, that may set the stage for a winter weather maker in the area I’ve outlined below:

The models are showing this threat. Here’s the latest GFS:

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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