Weekend weather tracker

Good Saturday and welcome to the first weekend of 2013. The cold weather continues as we watch a weak system moving in from the west. This will have just enough juice to produce a few snow showers and flurries at times.

The recent cold snap is an impressive one. Lexington hasn’t hit 40 degrees over the past 9 days and that’s the longest such streak since December, 2010.

Highs today have a shot to hit 40 degrees as clouds slowly increase. We could see a rain or snow showing working in late today into the evening. Here’s regional radar to track the light action:

Low pressure working across the northern Ohio Valley on Sunday will throw a little better shot of snow showers our way. We could even see a light coating across parts of northern and eastern Kentucky. Highs will remain in the 30s.

Temps will slowly rise early next week and we could be near 50 by Tuesday or early Wednesday. That’s when a storm system will roll in from the southwest and bring us a solid round of rain by Tuesday night and Wednesday.

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That will lead us into a much colder pattern that kicks in next weekend. This is likely to become a very cold and snowy setup for much of the country for the middle and end of January.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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