FORECAST SUMMARY

 WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 7 AM SUNDAY FOR THE LOUISVILLE METRO AREA AND OUR KENTUCKY COUNTIES ALONG THE OHIO RIVER AND ALL OF SOUTHERN INDIANA

 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM SUNDAY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN KENTUCKY

fter a wet Saturday across Kentuckiana the much-advertised snow and cold are set to move in this evening and overnight. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s late Saturday afternoon will plummet quickly into the upper 20s by late evening with the rain quickly changing over to snow. There should be a roughly 6-hour window between 9pm-3am where some moderate to occasionally heavy snow falls, especially along the Ohio River including Louisville metro and points north into Southern Indiana. Winds will quickly pick up out of the north with gusts 40 to 45 miles per hour so combined with the snow, hazardous travel conditions are expected during the overnight period. A 3”-4” snowfall is possible here in the Louisville metro area with higher amounts north and lesser amounts south. The snow should be gone by sunshine, but it will be a very cold start to Sunday with temperatures in the upper teens and wind chills in the lower single digits to even below zero in a few spots. 

The rest of the weekend looks dry, but blustery and cold with highs only recovering into the mid-20s on Sunday with a few scattered clouds around. Our coldest night will be Sunday night with morning lows Monday in the lower teens with a few single digits possible away from the metro, especially with some snow expected to be on the ground. Of course, it will be frigid for any of the morning activities on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday. Highs stay in the 20s Monday before temperatures rise overnight as our next storm system arrives late Tuesday. Believe it or not highs should reach around 50 degrees with a southwest wind, but we’ll cool off again with falling temps and a few snow flakes late Wednesday. Our weather pattern looks cold with more snow chances into next weekend.

DETAILED FORECAST  

TONIGHT: Snow, very windy with falling temps. Low: 18. Wind: N 15-25 gusting to 40 mph.

SUNDAY: Blustery and very cold.  High: 24. Wind chill in the single digits, Wind: N 15-25 mph gusts to 30 miles per hour.

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