Big changes blowing into town

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:

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  • 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:

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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.

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