Good Tuesday everyone. April is off and running on a chilly note as cold high pressure continues to control our weather. Spring fans have been yearning for something — anything — resembling mild weather.
Today will feature plenty of sunshine, with temps starting in the 20s and ending in the 40s. Wednesday looks to be similar, but we should tack on a few degrees to those afternoon highs.
A storm system across the south will slide eastward and might throw some clouds and showers our way for Thursday and Thursday night. The GFS is farthest north with he chilly showers:
The European Model is farther south with the rain shield and would bring only scattered showers into southern Kentucky. Clouds and showers would give us highs in the 40s. Some sunshine and no rain would give us highs well into the 50s.
The Opening Day at Keeneland looks dry, with highs in the mid and upper 50s.
The weekend weather looks even better, with highs approaching 70 by Sunday. This will lead us into a very warm pattern into next week, as highs may approach 80 degrees. We m might also see this transform into a stormy pattern across our region. Take a look at the temperature gradient across North America that may fuel the storms:
Have a great Tuesday and take care.