Veterans Day in western Kentucky will be cold and rainy, with temperatures falling throughout the day bringing a chance for snow Monday afternoon or evening.

A cold front will move through on Monday, bringing precipitation along with it. That precipitation will start out as rain, turning to snow later in the day, but don't expect to be able to run out and build Frosty or Olaf.

Meteorologist Sean Poulos of the National Weather Service in Paducah said the area may have accumulation of only one-tenth to one-fifth of an inch of the white stuff.

"We've got a system moving through that's going to result in a good chance for rain," he said, "and the signal continues to be there that we may change over to a period of snow either late Monday afternoon or early evening before the precipitation ends.

"With warm ground temperatures, that might help negate a lot in the way of accumulation. With warm pavement temperatures, we're not expecting any impacts on roads."

The precipitation should start around 6 a.m. Monday and last until between 9 p.m. to midnight. The total precipitation should be one-tenth to one-third of an inch, including rain and snow.

Poulos said if the area sees any snow on Veterans Day above trace amounts -- one-tenth of an inch or more -- it will be the third-earliest point in the cold season for it to fall in Paducah, behind Oct. 29, 1993, and Nov. 9, 1996.

"Temperatures will be falling throughout the day Monday," Poulos said. "We're going to have a high in the mid-40s in the morning, and they're going to be falling through the afternoon. By the time a lot of people get off from work -- 5 or 6 o'clock -- we're going to be close to the freezing mark.

"We're going to have lows down to the mid- to upper teens Tuesday morning, and then highs only around 30, quite possibly struggling to reach freezing (32 degrees) on Tuesday."

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