A little snow before a lot of rain

Good Tuesday, everyone. A touch of snow is impacting parts of the region early today, then it’s game on for a very active setup late this weekend into the weekend. That can bring heavy rain and strong storms our way.

Our Tuesday starts with a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the region:

Light accumulations of snow will be noted in some areas, possibly causing slick roads early on. By this afternoon, sunny skies take control with temps reaching the 40s.

The setup from late this week through early next week is likely to feature a ton of rain around here. It may even produce high winds and strong storms.

I made this map a few days ago to highlight the potential:

The Hazards Outlook from the Weather Prediction Center is similar and shows the different systems and threats:

You can see the initiatl storm producing heavy rain all the way through the northeast, with the next system producing heavy rain around here early next week. You will also notice the severe threat just to our south. The SPC has areas just to our south on alert for Saturday:

I wouldn’t be surprised to see that severe risk all the way into the lower Ohio Valley Saturday into Saturday night.

High winds are likely to be a big player. Check out the highest gusts from the various models…

EURO

GFS

This is a potent storm system that may cause all kinds of issues in our region. From flooding to severe storms and high winds… We may have it. Areas of central and eastern Kentucky may also be near record highs on Saturday.

The next system will need to be watched for Monday and Tuesday.

Here are your snow tracking toys for early today:

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Morehead

Winchester

London

Mt. Vernon

Have a great day and take care.

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