Today, expect seasonable temps with highs in the low-mid 40s across the state. It will feel colder with the wind, but an overall quiet day is on deck. Tonight, a warm front will gradually lift north, and parts of Northern KY could briefly experience a wintry mix (no accumulations) before the warmer air moves in. It won’t be nearly as cold overnight as temps stay above freezing leading into Saturday morning. Yet, rain is likely for the 1st half of your Saturday with showers tapering off by late afternoon in the wake of a cold front. Rainfall estimates will range from around .25″ – .50″ for Southern KY… to .50″ – 1″ for the Northern half of KY (especially near/along the Ohio River). Highs, Saturday, will climb into the Mid 50s…then temps DROP LIKE A ROCK behind the front.
Before we talk about how cold, let’s discuss the WIND element to Saturday’s system. Sustained winds will range from 20-30mph with GUSTS of 40mph or Higher. This will last throughout the day; so, try to secure (or bring inside) any loose items outside on your property TODAY before the winds pick up.
The winds relax a bit by Sunday, but it will remain breezy. Arctic Air will also be invading our region (behind Saturday’s front)…dropping Sunday morning’s lows into the low 20s. Air this cold, plus breezy conditions will lead to Wind Chill Values in the SINGLE DIGITS Sunday morning! By Sunday afternoon, Wind chills will stay in the TEENS with more single digit wind chills by Monday morning. So, plan to crank up the heat for the last day of the weekend… and dress in layers for any outdoor events leading into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Thankfully, temps will moderate by the Middle of next week (back to seasonable 40s).