Winds and rain usher in a new pattern

Good Monday to one and all. It’s a very windy and wet day across Central and Eastern Kentucky as a cold front sweeps through. This puts an end to the ridiculously warm weather we’ve had in recent days. It’s also likely to usher in a pattern that can give us a true taste of December later this week.

The rain out there Monday will be heaviest in the morning and early afternoon. It’s during this same time we will be talking about wind gusts that can reach 40 mph at times. Temps will drop into the 50s behind our front.

Track the progress of the rain:

 

 

Temps will continue to run above normal through the middle of the week. That’s when a true wintertime cold front marches eastward across the state. This front brings some gusty showers out ahead of it, and a big push of cold air behind it. The coldest air settles in Friday and Saturday:

GFS

That flow is likely to produce some snow showers or flurries Friday night and Saturday:

GFS 2That’s going to be a big shock to the system, with high temperatures that might not get above freezing by Saturday and lows that might drop into the upper teens. Wind chills will also be talked about.

Christmas week will find temperatures bouncing back to above-normal readings to start the week. It might not end that way, as a big storm system rolls through shortly before Santa arrives. Another storm might swing through late that Christmas weekend.

Can we get something wintry out of all this? We will just have to wait and see.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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