Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s one of the coldest stretches of weather you will ever find around here, and it just keep rolling on across Kentucky. After a VERY small break in the brutal cold on Wednesday, things go downhill quickly to end the week.
Temps this morning are frigid with readings ranging from -5 to +5. Wind chills will drop into the -5 to -15 range at times. This afternoon will feature highs in the teens for many, with a wind chill in the single digits across the northern half of the state.
A major winter storm develops across the southeast on Wednesday, bringing a snow threat from Florida to the Carolinas. That storm then rides up the east coast and may bring near blizzard conditions to the northeast. As that happens, northwesterly winds crank around here with arctic air returning Wednesday night and Thursday.
That northwesterly wind will likely touch off snow showers and a few snow squalls. The NAM is slowly beginning to pick up on a few of these…
With such frigid temps, it won’t take much moisture to produce snow, similar to what happened New Year’s Eve. Light accumulations will be possible during this time.
In addition to the snow showers, the wind chill numbers will tank once again. Lows Thursday morning are in the single digits, with wind chills well below zero…
Highs from Thursday through Saturday will likely stay in the teens for many areas, with overnight lows dropping toward zero or below Friday and Saturday. Wind chills will continue to run solidly below zero at times.
Overrunning moisture streams in here later Sunday into Monday and this can create a mess. In addition to the potential of a wintry mess falling from the skies, the ground and roads will be frozen solid. Even if air temps warm enough to allow some rain to fall, icy conditions can easily develop. We have seen this happen numerous times before and it can have significant impacts.
Behind that system, comes another surge of bitterly cold temps…
I will have updates later today, so check back. Help us out by posting the lowest temp from where you live!
Make it a good one and take care.