Rain introduces arctic cold for the weekend

Good Friday, folks. Rain is working across Central and Eastern Kentucky on Friday as a cold front works in from the west. This is the first of two fronts arriving over the next few days. The second one blows in Saturday and unleashes arctic cold behind it.

Let’s talk about Friday’s rain before we get to the weekend. Make sure you have the umbrellas and raincoats handy before heading out. Locally heavy downpours will be likely early Friday. We might see the rain diminish some by evening.

Let’s track the showers:

Highs today will be in the 50s, but temps will quickly drop into the 40s by early evening as colder air works in.

Saturday starts in the low and mid 30s, with cloudy skies and the chance of a snow flurry. Winds will be gusty, and temps will quickly drop into the 20s by early evening. That sets us up for a frigid night, with lows in the upper teens. Highs will recover toward the low 30s, with a few flurries possible.

We are facing a very cold period as we head into Thanksgiving week, but will it include some snow? I think there is a good possibility of getting at least some snow before Thursday.

The forecast models are slowly coming around on a potent storm rolling from the Deep South and up the East Coast. The European model seems to have the best handle:

Euro

That’s a pretty crazy setup to see at this time of the year and is one that can put down some snow for a lot of people.

Whether we get a mix of rain and snow, a touch of light snow, or something a little more, the cold will reign supreme. Highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s will be common early next week. Thanksgiving itself looks frigid, with highs near freezing.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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