The return of arctic air

Good Monday to one and all. Arctic air is barreling toward the bluegrass state and will arrive on Tuesday. This is likely to be accompanied by accumulating snows and will set the stage for a frigid period.

Ahead of this front, we are looking at a pretty good weather day across central and eastern Kentucky. Skies will be partly sunny with gusty winds and temps in the low 40s. You will notice an increase in clouds during the afternoon and evening. These clouds will be able to produce light snow by late tonight.

This snow will be associated with an area of low pressure that develops just to our south and east on Tuesday. The NAM and GFS look very similar with the potential:




Those types of setups can deliver a good shot of snow to our part of the world and can produce gusty winds to go along with it. Thermometers will start the day in the low 20s and then fall into the mid teens by late in the day.

Readings by Wednesday morning may dip into the single digits for most areas.

This is a setup that is likely to bring additional systems diving into the region:


The next disturbance may arrive by Thursday with another over the coming weekend. There is a ton of cold air funneling in here over the next several days and we may see the polar vortex make a run at the country next week.

Have a great day and take care.

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