Good Wednesday to one and all. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a tradition here on KWC as we go full blown Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies so I strongly recommend checking it out.

Our busy travel day looks good across the region with temps mainly in the 50s as clouds thicken. These clouds are ahead of a cold front ready to move in here on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a breakdown of how the long holiday weekend may play out:

  • Winds will be very gusty today and increase through tonight. 40mph gusts will be possible for central and western Kentucky.
  • Rain arrives late tonight and early Thanksgiving in the west and rolls eastward quickly through the day.
  • Your Thanksgiving Day looks pretty darn soggy, folks.
  • Temps generally settle into the low and middle 40s as it’s raining.
  • Cold air crashes in behind the front late Thursday into Thursday night. The back edge catches the rain shield for a little flake action in the east.
  • A couple of snow showers and flurries briefly kick in on Friday morning across the eastern half of the state.
  • Friday is a windy and cold day with wind chills in the teens to start. Highs only get into the 30s with wind chills in the 20s.
  • Saturday is a decent day ahead of our next system dropping in here later Sunday and Monday. This one may bring some light rain and light snow to the region.

We know it’s a soggy Thanksgiving with many areas picking up a half inch or so of rain. What about the flake chances? The Hi Res NAM is showing the chance for a few snow showers through 7am Friday…

The cold winds are a big player for Thursday and Friday and will really add to the cold. Here are the wind chills from 7am-11pm Thanksgiving Day…

The wind chills are frigid for Friday. Here’s the animation going from 7am-11pm…

The next system then moves in here on Sunday and brings some light rain and light snow to the region.

While all the other models had been showing this system for days, the GFS literally had no system anywhere. That is starting to change, even through it’s likely too far north and east…

Another update or two comes your way later today. Until then, I leave you with this famous scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles…

Make it a great day and take care.