It’s a freezing cold Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! The perfect day to have off from school and stay indoors drinking hot chocolate though! Temperatures this morning are in the teens, but it feels like we are in the single digits once wind chill is factored in. Bundle up in lots of layers and break out those hats and mittens today! Despite an abundance of sunshine, temperatures will remain cold all day. Air temperatures will reach the low 30s, but it will feel like we’ve only reached the low 20s by this afternoon because of the wind chill.
The good news is a warm up is in sight! Tonight will be chilly, but temperatures will be closer to average in the mid 20s. We stay on this warming trend tomorrow. Tuesday we soar into the low 50s, thanks to stronger southerly winds! Sustained winds of 10-20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH. Cloud cover will increase throughout the afternoon and evening ahead of our next approaching system.
Rain showers start Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday morning. A cold front moves over South Central Kentucky Wednesday morning and brings colder air with it. That will transition our precipitation from rain to snow behind the front’s passage. Snow showers look to last from Wednesday afternoon until Wednesday night. Only a dusting is expected at this time.
In the wake of this system, we should remain dry for the rest of the week, but it will be cold. Highs on Thursday in the upper 30s and on Friday in the mid 20s. Overnight lows will drop into the teens both Thursday and Friday nights. The weekend remains chilly, but more unsettled. A chance to see some rain/snow showers here and there Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
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