Good Saturday to one and all. Our big weekend of weather changes is underway and will lead to some wild weather across Kentucky. Buckle up for one heck of a temperature ride over the next couple of days.
Here’s a breakdown:
- Precipitation moving in this evening can be in the form of a wintry mix, especially in the north and east. Watch for an icy spot before temps start to rise.
- Highs today surge into the low 60s on a strong southwesterly wind. Showers and thunderstorms will develop into a line by afternoon and evening.
- Arctic air diving in behind this line will undercut it, leading to a quick switch to sleet and some snow. That’s not going to last more than a few hours, but can put down some light accumulations:
- I wonder if we can get a side helping of thunder to go along with that sleet?
- Icy roads will be possible as temps drop into the low 20s Sunday morning.
- Temps will hold steady and may drop into the teens during the afternoon in the west and central. This air mass is arctic and coming off a deep snowpack to our northwest. The GFS and your apps are about to get crushed on this.
- Readings by Monday morning have a shot at single digits in a few spots. The Canadian sees that possibility for Tuesday, too. Check out Monday and Tuesday morning lows:
That’s likely a little too cold, but you get the idea.
Also, let’s watch a storm system for late Christmas weekend into a few days after the big day. That one may be a slower, stronger version of the one coming in this weekend.
I leave you with regional radar to track the action moving in today:
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and take care.