It was another cold morning, but this afternoon will be warmer than yesterday afternoon…with highs near 60° for most cities. The slight warm up is courtesy of a SSW wind that’s dominating ahead of a cold front that’s moving towards our area. The front won’t cross until Tuesday morning, but additional clouds are possible this afternoon for areas near the Ohio river. Rain (affiliated with the cold front) won’t move in until after Midnight.
Showers will impact areas near the Ohio River (from Owensboro to Louisville to Covington from around 3AM – 9AM Tuesday), then it’ll taper off. Showers will impact areas around Lexington from 4AM – 10AM, and isolated showers may impact Bowling Green throughout the morning (but very spotty). So, if you’re going to VOTE Tuesday morning…rain gear is needed. Showers move out of most areas by Midday as the cold front moves out. So, if you plan to VOTE on your lunch break…only isolated showers will be around for areas along & east of I-75. If you plan to VOTE after work on Tuesday afternoon/evening, then rain won’t be a factor…it’ll just be chilly with highs only in the Mid-Upper 50s.
Plan on near freezing temps by Wednesday morning as colder air settles in behind the front. However, another cold front will be approaching the area; so, it’ll warm into the low 60s by Wednesday afternoon ahead of that front. As this 2nd front comes in, it will also bring a few showers on Thursday. In its wake, expect another cold wave…with highs only in the 40s by Friday afternoon. Plan on sub-freezing temps by Saturday morning with widespread 20s….burrr. For now, the weekend brings cooler than average temps with 50s for afternoon highs. There could also be spotty showers on Sunday with another cold front…stay tuned.