Good Sunday, everyone. There is nothing good that can come from 70 degree temps this time of year and we found that out on Saturday. As expected, a line of strong and severe thunderstorms blasted the bluegrass state with high winds.
Lexington had a wind gust to 66mph and I received several reports of of damage. Wind damage was fairly widespread across the bluegrass state.
Now comes the return of winter temps over the next couple of days. That actually gets started today with readings slowly dropping through the 50s. Winds will continue to be gusty as scattered showers wind down.
Colder air continues to funnel in during the evening hours as thermometers fall into the upper 30s by evening. We will stay in the 30s overnight and into Monday as a strong northwesterly wind kicks up. A few flurries of light snow showers will be possible.
Even colder air moves in for Christmas Eve with lows in the teens and highs in the low and middle 20s. Gusty winds will make it feel much colder and a few snow flurries may dance about the sky.
Christmas Day looks cold with lows in the teens and highs in the 30s. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted as our chance for a white Christmas fades.
A light snow maker is possible by the end of the week, but I am focusing on the potential for a significant change as we flip the calendar to 2014. Much of the country may go into the deep freeze as this pattern sets up:
Have a great Sunday and take care.