Good Saturday to one and all. We have a very mild and breezy weekend across central and eastern Kentucky. This is good news for all of those who have a serious case of cabin fever. This won’t last very long as some wild weather rolls in here to start the month of February.
Highs today reach the upper 50s on a strong southwesterly wind. 60 is possible in a few spots as skies stay mainly sunny.
Clouds increase Sunday ahead of a cold front. That front will produce a few showers by the evening and those carry us into Monday morning. Temps for Monday will drop into the upper 40s to low 50s.
This sets the stage for a very busy Groundhog Day in our part of the world. A huge storm system develops in the plains and rolls into the Great Lakes. That will have a blizzard to the west of it and the threat for severe weather ahead of it:
That setup means we could see temps flirting with record highs before storms move in late Tuesday. Some of those storms could be strong or severe with damaging winds the main threat.
Much colder air moves in behind that system for Wednesday with the potential for snow showers.
We know colder air comes in behind this for the rest of next week. Once into next weekend and beyond… look out! The pattern is threatening to send the country into the deep freeze. The GFS introduces this bitterly cold pattern with a system for us to watch for…
The GFS Ensembles from WeatherBELL are absolutely frigid…
February has the look of another extreme winter month for much of the country!
Make it a great Saturday and take care.