Warmer weather ahead, briefly

Good Monday, everyone. We have a week of warmer weather kicking off across the Bluegrass State. This could push highs close to 60 degrees by later in the week. Don’t let this spoil you: There’s a lot of winter left.

A weak system approaches the state later Monday and will bring a round of chilly rain our way. Highs will hit the low 40s ahead of this system. Regional radar will be showing a lot of green across the state:

Tuesday and Wednesday look OK, with seasonal temps.

Thursday is the most likely day to turn mild. Highs will head toward 60 degrees on a strong southwesterly wind ahead of a cold front. That front arrives Thursday night with a line of showers and thunderstorms:

GFS

A few strong storms will be possible ahead of that front, but it doesn’t look to have a ton of instability. We’ll keep a close eye on it. The air coming in behind it is much colder and sets the stage for another storm to work across the region by next Saturday. The European Model has a wintry look:

Euro 2

Even colder air follows that and sets the stage for the possibility of arctic air returning a few days later. The European model has a wave of low pressure developing along this arctic boundary:

Euro 3

Check out how far below normal temps are currently looking for early the following week:

Euro 4

As I said, winter has a lot left in the tank.

Enjoy your Monday and take care.

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