The next in a series of weather systems is forecast to impact the region late tonight and into the day on Thursday. Into the overnight period, surface air temperatures are expected to stay in the upper 20s to near 30 before slowly rising toward the freezing mark toward sunrise on Thursday.
Light precipitation is expected to develop in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, with a brief mix of freezing rain and freezing drizzle before changing to rain. While surface air temperatures are expected to warm to near freezing by the time the precipitation starts, surface ground temperatures and pavement temperatures may
lag slightly behind given the recent cold weather.
The combination of the light precipitation and cold surface temperatures may result in some icing problems for the Thursday morning commute. Temperatures are expected to warm sufficiently by mid-morning that would allow all precipitation to change over to a cold rain.
Residents of southern Indiana and the northern half of Kentucky – including Lexington – should keep abreast of the latest forecasts tonight and be prepared for the possibility of hazardous driving conditions Thursday morning.