Arctic Blast

Western Kentucky University awoke to some light snow this morning and picked up a trace.  If you were to step outside however you would soon realize that snow isn’t the real story here.  Deep Arctic air has made its way south into the area associated with the low pressure system of the New England coast.  These unseasonably cold temperatures will remain in the area over the next couple of days so be sure to bundle up and dress appropriately.

Monday, expect clearing after snow showers diminish mid-morning but the cold temperatures to linger throughout the day.  Strong northerly flow aloft is aiding in the fetch of the cold arctic air mass.  A high today around 30 and a low tonight in the mid teens.  Winds out of the north around 12-15 mph.

Tuesday, expect sunny skies as a high pressure builds in over the area.  But don’t expect temperatures to rise above the low 30’s as we are still under strong northerly flow aloft.  The low will dip into the low to mid teens as radiative cooling will take place under clear skies.  Winds out of the north around 10 mph.

Wednesday, a slight warm up will exist over the area as the flow aloft turns from northerly to more northwest in origin.  This will allow the high to get into the mid 30’s with sunny skies.  A low around 20.   Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

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