Good Wednesday and welcome to one of the busiest travel days of the year. The day before Thanksgiving finds the highways and airways packed with holiday travelers. These folks should be thankful to mother nature for all the nice conditions we are seeing across our part of the world.
Temps today will warm to 60-65 degrees across much of central and eastern Kentucky. Skies will be partly sunny with a nice breeze blowing from time to time. Here’s all you need to follow today’s conditions:
Thanksgiving Day looks equally as nice with upper 30s to start and low 60s to end. A few clouds will increase during the afternoon hours and those clouds will thicken up Thursday night as thousands of people hit the shopping centers and malls.
Those clouds are ahead of a strong cold front that arrives for Black Friday. This front will touch off a broken band of showers during the middle of the day. Winds will gust up and temps will really drop off as the day wears on. Take a look at the numbers from the GFS:
Readings go from the 50s to the 30s in just a few hours. That cold air then becomes established for Saturday as highs stay in the upper 30s. A northwesterly wind should be able to produce a few snow flurries for some areas. The GFS says that’s especially true for the north and east:
The pattern early next week is likely to feature a big storm rolling through the Ohio Valley. That should mean a good shot of rain pushing our way with the potential for some snow on the backside of the low as colder air rushes in. That’s something I will focus on in the coming days.
Have a safe travel day and take care.