New Year Brings Same Up & Down Wild Weather
From Jude Redfield...
Sunrise on Saturday might have a glimpse of sunshine (briefly) before the gloom show begins. Light rain, *possibly* mixed with wet snow breaks out between 9am and noon. Air temps will be in the mid to upper 30s so don't expect problems on the roads even if the snow would happen to mix in. This is a weak system that produces scattered light rain on and off tomorrow. If the rain doesn't develop as predicted then air temps could make the mid-upper 40s due to such a strong south wind. If we keep the rain on and off as currently projected then it will be difficult to make it out of the low 40s. Either way Saturday ends up cloudy and cool.
Most of the rain will be winding down by Saturday evening. This leaves us with a small chance for sprinkles, light rain and drizzle from midnight through Sunday morning. Air temps remain above freezing overnight Saturday so we should escape any road hazards.
Please see future radar images below for the estimated timeline.
*If clouds thin in southern and central Indiana overnight Saturday a brief drop to near freezing is possible. If this occurs the roads should be dry in these locations which would allow us to avoid any problems.*
Sunday's rain chance isn't overwhelming coming in at 40% - 50%. Most of Sunday is completely dry.
Next week is typical Kentuckiana weather. High temps in the 60s are possible Monday and Tuesday. Locally heavy rain with gusty storms develop late Monday into Tuesday. This is followed up by an arctic cold front. MUCH COLDER air invades late next week. I am totally confident on this portion of the extended forecast. It become more fuzzy when discussing our snow potential late next week. We will need to watch energy coming out of the southwest. This COULD lead to a snow scenario somewhere in the Ohio and Tennessee Valley Thursday into Friday. Nothing more than something to monitor at this stage of the game.