Colder air moves back in

Good Tuesday, everyone. Colder winds are blowing across Kentucky, as we get set for a little speed bump in our mild pattern. This shot of cold might spit our some snow showers or flurries later Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Highs are generally in the upper 30s and low 40s. Gusty winds will make it feel colder than that. A northwesterly wind flow typically spits out some precipitation, and that could be in the form of rain and snow showers in the afternoon:

As temps drop into the 20s Tuesday night and early Wednesday, snow showers and flurries might show up. The hi-res NAM shows this well:

A quick rebound in temps is on the way by the end of the week. Highs should easily hit the 50s again.

This is ahead of another cold front that could have showers and thunderstorms along it as it rolls in. Do we get a wave of low pressure to develop along the front? If so, that enhances the potential for rain to end as snow. If not, we get a simple cold-front passage.

The European model continues to like the wave idea:

All of that happens in the milder pattern we’ve talked about for a while. This is likely to¬† last into the first few days of February, with a major switch to winter. A few days ago, I posted a map showing the same signals that I was getting weeks before our recent bitterly cold pattern showed up. Those same signals are present and the models are now beginning to respond in the longer run:

Watch the bottom fall out:

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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