Most of Kentucky saw light snow yesterday morning and even Bowling Green got in on the action, although most people were not awake to see it. Our average date for the first snowfall is not until mid December across southern Kentucky. Anyone out and about before 8am this morning were welcomed with sub-freezing temperatures as overnight lows dropped into the low 20s. Unlike yesterday, the sun has been shining and the wind has died off, making for a somewhat nice day. But, the arctic air that invaded the region overnight Monday will soon be moving on, making way for a warmer weekend!
We are currently sitting at 43 degrees, which is just one degree cooler than our high of 44 for the day. Average highs for this time of year are in the upper 50s. We will again dip down into the 20s tonight with the temperature hovering around 27 degrees early tomorrow morning. Tomorrow begins the warm up with sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 50s.
A high pressure system setting just to our east will be responsible for the nice weather over the next few days.
As we head into the weekend, the high pressure with continue to drift to our east, funneling in warm air from the south due to its clockwise rotation of wind. Temperatures will reach the mid and upper 60s by the weekend. But by Saturday night and into Sunday rain begins to enter the picture.
A large system with the possibility of being a complete washout moves through the area on Sunday. This will be out ahead of another arctic outbreak swinging through Monday evening. Temperatures will once again be quite chilly by next Tuesday. There is no risk right now for wintry weather with this system as most of the precipitation will be out ahead of the arctic air.
Here is the total precipitation expected Sunday through Tuesday.
Here’s a look at the arctic blast heading our way by Tuesday. Temperatures back into the 20s by Tuesday morning!
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Light south wind becoming southwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.