Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Warmer weather arrives, late-day wintry mix possible

Warmer weather arrives, late-day wintry mix possible

After 13 consecutive days below freezing, thermometers climbed into the upper 30's and low 40's for many spots here in Kentucky.

Light snow could start as early as 9 AM across western areas over the high ground of the ridges and valleys.

In addition, expect some lighter snowfall accumulations of 1"-2" across much of central IN, especially areas northeast of Indy, where you should more snow than sleet/freezing rain.

Timing-wise this looks to hit throughout Monday morning.

Total ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected.

Starting after midnight, scattered snow showers will mix with a little freezing rain and sleet, Meteorologist Ashley Brown said. As this happens, a transition to freezing rain likely occurs. But if rain arrives before the snow, it could wash away pre-treatment, meaning crews will have to be strategic. Cold air may create a wintry mix by Saturday, or the warm air could win out and we see all plain rain. As a result, winter weather advisories are in effect for everyone except the Poconos and far northwestern New Jersey to account for this light wintry mix, which will coincide with the late day commute for many of us.

Temperatures are expected to be unseasonably warm for a change on Thursday with daytime highs in Buffalo in the 50s
Temperatures are expected to be unseasonably warm for a change on Thursday with daytime highs in Buffalo in the 50s

Monday night, skies will be partly cloudy and temperatures will be around 33 degrees.

We'll be back in the sunshine by Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Highs top out in the middle 30x.

The end of the week will be characterized by plenty of clouds and an unsettled pattern as a slow moving low pressure and cold front approach from the west.

Friday will be cloudy with a high near 52 and a low of 37.

Our warming trend continues through the work week, with 40s, and even 50s on tap for Wednesday and Thursday.

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