Forecast Discussion: 4 days later… the snow and ice remains! Yup, we just can’t seem to shake off old man winter who just continues to hang around. As a result of the ice/snow cover, temperatures have struggled to warm up, finally making it to the mid-40s today! Temperatures will continue to “spring forward” as that warming trend should continue right into the weekend. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll end up cracking the 60 degree mark before long. By the way… our clocks are also set to “spring forward” Saturday night.
High pressure has been the name of the game the last few days. It settled in over the Ohio Valley and has been controlling our weather giving us, in general, nice sunny days. While that high pressure system is moving out, it will just be replaced with more of the same. By this weekend, we’ll find ourselves between two areas of high pressure… one located along the Gulf coast and another over the upper-Midwest. With high pressure generally in control and no major weather systems coming through, we’ll see generally sunny skies through Saturday morning with ever so slowly moderating temperatures.
It looks like by Saturday afternoon however, an upper-level impulse or disturbance may translate to some areas of clouds and then overnight some areas of scattered precipitation here in south-central Kentucky. Precipitation should be in the form of just plain old rain. Overall though, the entire system isn’t much to write home about and total precipitation should be light, generally under 0.25″. A few showers and at least some clouds may try to linger around into Sunday morning. Things should then clear out for a mostly sunny Sunday afternoon.
Then, more quite weather and warmer temperatures for Monday and Tuesday before the next storm system moves in which is currently being hinted as arriving Tuesday afternoon.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy skies and cool with a low near 28. Areas of fog/freezing fog are possible toward morning. Light to calm winds.
Friday: Sunny and a little warmer with a high near 53. Light and variable winds.
Friday Night: Clear skies with a low near 32. Again, some areas of fog are possible by morning. Light to calm winds.
Saturday: Mostly sunny skies to start the day with increasing clouds. Becoming mostly cloudy by the late afternoon/evening. Warmer still with a high near 59. Southwest winds at 5 -10 mph.
Saturday Night: 40% chance of a few showers. Otherwise cloudy with a low near 40. West to northwest winds at 3 -8 mph.
Sunday: 30% chance of showers early. Otherwise, clearing skies to become mostly sunny by the afternoon. High near 53.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear skies continue overnight as temperatures fall into the upper 30s.