Freezing Rain Threat Ends As Frigid Day Begins

Bundle up and watch for slick roads this morning as the freezing rain threat ends as a frigid day begins.

The worst of the icy precipitation has moved west of our region leaving us with cold temperatures, grey skies, and a chance for flurries or a brief dusting of snow this afternoon.

Current Conditions This Morning

Wet snow caught in the streetlights of our Morgantown skycam at 5:15 a.m.
Wet snow caught in the streetlights of our Morgantown skycam at 5:15 a.m.

Right now we are looking at some widespread drizzle and/or wet, quickly melting snow showers over our region. Temperatures are stuck in the low to mid 30’s giving us wet roads and reduced visibility, so take it slow on the drive.

Icy Impacts Remain in Logan, Butler, North Warren and Edmonson Counties

WRECC Outage Map valid 7:15 am

Last night the northern and eastern portions of our region received some significant icing leading to power outages.

With temperatures staying only slightly above freezing (33-35) this morning, watch for fallen tree branches and ice on bridges and overpasses in these areas if your work or kids’ school has not been called off.

via tenor
via tenor

With the light wintry mess of precipitation types still hanging around like your in-laws after Thanksgiving, our Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to 9 a.m.

Cold with Light Snow Showers Possible Later Today

via pivotalwx
via pivotalwx

As the cold center of our system passes through our area this afternoon, temperatures will struggle to breach the mid 30’s and the precipitation type will at last change to all snow.

Flurries will likely fly, and some of us could even see a quick dusting of snow on elevated surfaces (roofs, bridges, and overpasses). Therefore, take the drive this afternoon slow and watch our twitter feed for updates on any snow bands that might develop.

Love that deep breath of cool fall air. h/t tenor
Take a deep breath, we have almost made it through our first winter storm of the year. h/t tenor

Black Ice Threat Tomorrow Morning Then Warm Up

Black ice could be a brief threat tomorrow morning as temperatures will bottom out in the mid 20’s causing a refreeze.

However, under sunny skies we will reach a high in the low 50’s with a well-deserved warmer and quieter weekend ahead.

Your weekend outlook via NWS Louisville
Your weekend outlook via NWS Louisville

That’s all I have for today. Stay safe and follow @wxornotbg for the latest updates.