Rain introduces a colder pattern

Good Sunday, everyone. A chilly rain is falling across central and eastern Kentucky and this is on the leading edge of much colder air. That air settles into the region as we close out 2014 and say hello to 2015.

A cold front is slowly working eastward across the state today and it has a few areas of low pressure along it. This is bringing a swath of locally heavy downpours to the area. Temps will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s from west to east into the late afternoon.

Current temperatures

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 at MP 36
I-75 @ MP 36

I-75 at MP 23
I-75 @ MP 23

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

Monday will feature a lot of clouds with some low level moisture resulting in a rain or snow shower. Highs will be in the chill upper 30s to around 40.

The NAM is indicating another wave of low pressure developing along our front late Monday night into Tuesday:

NAMMost of the other models aren’t as robust with that system. If the NAM is correct, some snow may fly across parts of central and eastern Kentucky. That model run even puts down a very small accumulation in the east:

NAM 2All of this brings in a HUGE change in the weather across North America. Arctic air was AWOL for most of December, but it’s coming back this week:


That will give us a very cold New Year’s Eve and Day with fair skies a good bet.

We will have to watch for the potential for a storm system to impact our weather by the end of the week into next weekend. The models indicate rain, snow or a mix could be possible.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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