Slow transition into winter

Good Monday, folks. We are in the middle of a toasty start to December as our temps feel more like October than the first few days of winter. Let’s take a moment to enjoy the next few days, because some big changes are brewing.

Highs today will reach the mid and upper 60s for much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. A rare 70-degree high is possible for areas getting enough sunshine. Winds are going to be gusty, and a scattered shower or two will dot your regional radar:

A stout cold front moves in by Tuesday afternoon and evening, and this will bring a wall of water with hit. Widespread showers and gusty winds will blow across the state as colder air dives in behind the boundary. Highs for Wednesday and Thursday will stay in the 40s.

The big changes get started this weekend as our jet stream begins to switch around. The big warm dome of high pressure will be knocked down by a series of cold fronts this weekend and early next week. You can see all this on the series of maps from the European Model:

That shows how how we make the transition from this mild pattern to a pattern that is loaded with wintry possibilities from next week through the rest of the month.

Enjoy your Monday and take care.

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