Arctic cold arrives Today

Good Saturday everyone. Arctic air sweeps into the bluegrass state today and will hang tough through Sunday. This will be another blast of January air in November and may set the stage for a wintry Thanksgiving week.

The actual arctic front will arrive early this afternoon with temps spiking toward 40 ahead of it and dropping into the upper 20s and low 30s behind it. Winds will really crank up and this will make it feel even colder. We may also see a few snow flurries into the evening hour.s

I have you all set to track the arctic blast:

Current temperatures

Winds

Temps this evening will drop into the low and middle 20s. Gusty northwesterly winds may drop wind chills close to 10 degrees at times. We could actually see single digit wind chill temps Sunday morning. Actual thermometers will be in the upper teens.

A snowflake or two may fly during the day with highs in the low 30s.

Thanksgiving week looks interesting with the potential for a southern storm to impact our weather by Tuesday into early Wednesday. You can see the beginning of this impact showing up Tuesday morning on the NAM:

NAM 1

That has the potential to produce a swath of snow and wintry conditions around here through early Wednesday. All of that will be determined by the eventual track of the low pressure.

Here’s a breakdown of how the Thanksgiving holiday may play out:

Travel 2Make it a great Saturday and take care.

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