We’re Getting a Taste of Winter

Yesterday’s cold front is long gone, but it opened the door to a COLD air mass! This morning, lows dropped into the widespread 20s…and wind chill values were in the TEENS for many cities.  The afternoon won’t warm up too much as highs will only reach near 40°.  Average highs should be near 60° this time of year; so, temps will be roughly 20 degrees below average.   The colder air mass is affiliated with a Canadian Ridge of High pressure that’s sitting over our Region today.  By tomorrow, it’ll move away, and a return southerly wind will start a Weekend Warm-Up.  It’ll still be very cold Saturday morning with 20s, but afternoon temps will reach near 50°.  Then, by Sunday afternoon, the southerly wind will help warm temps back up to the seasonable range…near 60°.  

Enjoy the BRIEF weekend warm up because Monday…a strong cold front moves into the area.   This front will bring some of the coldest air of the season thus far…much colder than the air mass over us today.  Rain can be expected as this robust cold front moves into KY during the day on Monday, but the frigid air will catch up to the moisture…and a switch to SNOW is looking more likely by Monday night.  It’s still a bit too early to hang our hats specific accumulations, but early estimates do suggest that at least an inch is possible for the northern half of the state. So, stay tuned for updates. 

Regardless, Veterans Day (Monday) will be COLD with highs only in the 40s…then 20s by Tuesday morning. Highs will not get above freezing by Tuesday Afternoon, and actual lows will drop into the TEENS (not including the wind chill) by Wednesday morning…yikes!