Chilly weather continues

Good Monday to one and all. Chilly weather has been rather common across central and eastern Kentucky of late, and it looks as if the chill will continue for a bit. I do, however, continue to see growing signs of a big warm-up by the weekend.

Today will mark the 11th consecutive colder-than-normal day in Lexington. This trend will continue until the end of the week, so that means our cold snap will have about a two-week run. That’s pretty darn impressive.

Highs today and on Election Day will run in the upper 40s and low 50s. Lows will hit the upper 20s for many. There is a system skirting us to the south Tuesday, and that might throw some clouds and a light shower our way, especially in the south and east.

That same system gathers steam and works up the Eastern Seaboard by Wednesday. This will turn into another big event for many of the same areas hit hard by Sandy. Here’s the GFS:

Rain, snow and high winds will batter areas from the Mid-Atlantic into the northeast. That storm pulls down colder air into our region, with highs only in the 40s for Wednesday and Thursday. A shower or two will be possible Wednesday, and I can’t rule out some wet snow in the high mountains to the east.

Temps will begin to rise by Friday, and that warming trend takes us through the weekend. Temps might well hit 70 degrees on a gusty southwest wind. This is all ahead of a strong plains storm that will produce thunderstorms ahead of it with snow behind it. Check out the European handling of the storm:

That’s a big clash of air masses to our west, and that clash arrives here about one week from now.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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