Happy Mardi Gras!!! The weather is going to be calm today, so the craziness is up to you! Tomorrow could be a bit more tricky with precip moving in. If temperatures are warm enough (as some models show), most of the precip will be rain; however, if the temps stay closer to the freezing mark, we could see a mix of rain, sleet and snow tomorrow... even during the morning drive.
Here's your forecast as you head through your day today. Not much to report but a few clouds moving in later this afternoon and evening. It will feel similar to yesterday afternoon with highs returning to the 50s.
Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day look pretty much the same (with the exception of a few more clouds on Valentine's Day). So let's see how tomorrow is going to play out.
A low pressure system moving up from the Gulf of Mexico is going to push some moisture into WAVE Country. The trick will be determining the temperatures once the precipitation starts falling. Some of the later models have warmer temperatures which would benefit us by bringing more rain than snow or sleet. If that happens, then travel shouldn't be heavily impacted. I still think that the temperature profile could stay a little cooler and bring more of a wintry mix tomorrow, so perhaps it's better to plan for that.
Our 06Z Adonis model keeps temperatures cool enough to cause problems tomorrow... especially for the morning commute. Here's the predicted precip for 6am. The blue is snow, pink is sleet, green is rain, yellow is moderate rain (which you'll see in the 8am and 12pm Adonis).
At 8am we could have some slick spots on the roads from the mixed precip; however, road temperatures are above freezing, so that should cause any frozen precip to melt pretty quickly.
The precip should move out of Southern Indiana in the early afternoon, but it will take a bit longer to dry out in Kentucky. Roads could be slick during lunch tomorrow. Perhaps a day to brown bag it, so you don't have to get back out on the roads for your lunch break.
We aren't really expecting accumulation with this. At the very most, we could get a light coating for a few minutes before it melts or the rain washes it away.