Above Average Temps / Mid-Week Showers

Parts of Southern and Eastern KY received a few showers/storms this morning.  Generally, rainfall estimates ranged from a trace to less than .5″.  Expect a slow decrease in cloud cover as the day goes on with partly cloudy skies for most cities by this afternoon.  Highs will be unseasonably warm…flirting with 60°.  Tomorrow, it gets EVEN WARMER!  Highs for Wednesday will reach the upper 60s… challenging the standing record highs in place for many cities. The warm up will be courtesy of a southerly wind out ahead of a cold front that’ll cross Wednesday afternoon.  

Showers and storms can be expected ahead of Wednesday’s cold front.  There’s also a low risk (Level 1 out of 5) for isolated severe storms across Southern & Eastern KY.  So, have ways of getting severe weather alerts for your Wednesday.

In the wake of the front, it gets MUCH colder.  Thursday morning, expect near freezing temps with afternoon highs struggling to hit 40°.   Friday will be tricky because another system will move in that could start with wintry weather before turning to all rain. Stay tuned for updates as we monitor that potential.  Regardless, Saturday brings a RAINY day with WINDY conditions and a brief warm up into the 50s.  

For now, it looks like temps DROP like a rock by Sunday into Monday (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).  Highs Sunday will only reach the Mid 30s with lows in the 20s by Monday Morning.  Monday afternoon highs will again stay in the 30s, but it will be rain-free.