Good morning! A powerful cold front will take aim at the region tonight, bringing rain showers and a few snow flakes. Looking at the past 24 hours, warmer air has filled in across through the Lower Mississippi, Ohio Valley, and up to the Great Lakes. This is all ahead of an approaching cold front, looking to bring much cooler air the remainder of the work week.
As the front overrides moisture late tonight, this could allow just enough time for some to see a few flakes early into Thursday. Accumulation wise don't count on seeing anything pile up, but a few flurries during the morning commute can't be ruled out. The best opportunity for any snowfall will be to our north in Eastern Kentucky, the northern plateau, and the highest peaks of the Smokies. The remainder of us can anticipate flurries followed by cold temperatures through the early weekend.
Taking a look at probabilities, The chance for one inch of snow or grater remains across central-east Kentucky. A few of the bordering counties and portions of the northern plateau could see a dusting, but most will see little to no accumulations outside of these areas. Another rounds of flurries will be possible from a southern stream system on Friday, but guidance continues to downplay and suggest a drier solution with this system. For now anticipate flurries at best Thursday and Friday, with cold air (low 30s for highs) each day.
That will do it for today. Even with little snowfall expected, slick spots will be possible. Overnight lows are expected to be in the upper 20s to low 30s, allowing for wet roads to freeze over. Use caution during the morning commute and account for some extra time.
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