Now comes some winter weather

Good Sunday, everyone. We continue to deal with some local flooding issues after Saturday’s big rains. Thankfully, that rain is moving away, with some winter weather rolling in later tonight and Monday.

Many areas picked up 2″-4″ of rain on Saturday. Lexington shattered the record for the wettest November 30th on record with nearly 3″ of rain. That was also enough for that to be the second wettest November day in recorded history.

Meteorological fall in Lexington actually ended up around 4″ above normal and just about cracked the top 10 wettest. When you consider we didn’t get a drop of rain in September, that makes it even more amazing and a sign of the extreme weather times we are living in.

With all that rain, flooding was an issue in some areas and a few warnings continue into early today:

Here’s your regional radar to follow the rain out of town:

Winds will continue to be gusty today as colder air sweeps in from the west and northwest. After a break in the action, rain and some snow breaks out this evening. That action should change to wet snow overnight and early Monday as our upper level system drops in. The air with this isn’t exceptionally cold, but it’s cold enough for wet snow to fly and stick. Northwest winds will keep snow showers and flurries going across central and eastern Kentucky through Monday night as Lake Michigan offers some help.

You can see all this play out on the Hi Res NAM:

This isn’t a ton of snow, but widespread coatings to 2″ look possible, with the potential for a little more in the mountains in the southeast. Here’s a rough outline of the First Call For Snowfall:

You will notice I’ve added some headlines on that so you can see the nuance of the forecast. Given this is a wet snow, we should see elevated and grassy areas doing better than anything else. There should be some streaks that do better than others.

I would expect Winter Weather Advisories to go up at some point today:

A quick check of the snow models finds them in decent agreement:


Hi Res NAM

Short Range Canadian



Gusty winds will add to the show and give a little bit of a plastered look to whatever snow falls. Those same gusty winds will make it feel pretty cold:

Have a great day and take care.

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