Mild air means showers are likely

Good Wednesday, everyone. Temperatures will continue to rise in the coming days as our weather takes a walk on the mild side. The warmer readings also will bring the threat for showers back into the Bluegrass State. As all this is going on, Old Man Winter is planning is return next week.

Before we get into the forecast part of the show, let’s take a trip back in time. It was 5 years ago today many across the Bluegrass State were picking up the pieces from a deadly tornado outbreak. February 5th and 6th produced a round of severe thunderstorms that dropped 18 tornadoes in Kentucky.

85 tornadoes touched down during the Super Tuesday Outbreak. It comes by that name because it started during the Super Tuesday Presidential primaries that were being held in many states.

Back in the present, temps today will range from the upper 30s in the north to near 50 in the south. Skies will be partly sunny.

Thursday will see highs in the mid-50s as clouds increase and some late-afternoon showers develop. Those will continue through Friday as temps come back down several degrees.

The mild stuff returns Saturday as temps soar toward 50 under a gorgeous sky. Another storm system rolls our way by late Sunday and might produce scattered showers and some thunder. Highs will head well into the 50s into Monday as rain and wind increase.

A powerful cold front will cross the state Monday night, with winter fighting back in by the middle of next week. The air that follows for the middle and end of the month looks very cold:

Make it a great Wednesday and take care.

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