Good Saturday to one and all. The ice and snow of Friday has given way to a much better looking weekend across the bluegrass state. Temps will continue to run on the cold side, but we have a wild temperature swing taking shape for next week.
Skies will be partly sunny today with a passing flurry in the north and east. Highs will range from the upper 20s in the central and east to 30s in the west and south. This will mark another well below normal temperature day across the state. Over the past 5 days, Lexington is running 11 degrees colder than normal. That’s an impressive streak.
Milder air begins to work toward us on Sunday. Readings will hit the 40s in the west and mid and upper 30s elsewhere. Clouds will begin to increase and those clouds will eventually produce some scattered showers by Monday. Temps will hit the 50s.
Tuesday will be the warmest day with readings flirting with 60 degrees on a strong southwesterly wind. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible on those gusty winds. The thunderstorm threat will increase Tuesday night as a powerful cold front moves across the state.
Take a look at the clash of mild and cold along this front…
That is likely to produce some high winds as it moves through. It will also deliver us another major temperature drop of roughly 30 degrees in a few hours as arctic air moves back in.
Check out what a trough develops behind this for the end of next week…
We will handle any snow and ice threats as we get closer. Those troughs are showing up more and more and will continue into February.
Have a great Saturday and take care.