The sun has made a return to south-central Kentucky after a few days of clouds and rain to start the week. Temperatures have slowly warmed as well and it seems as though highs will trend to being in the low 40s for the remained of the week and into the weekend. High pressure will be in control over most of the central US for the end of the week. With the high centered to our west, north and northwesterly winds will keep the cool air across Kentucky.
By this weekend however the high will push to our east and thus a southerly return flow around the high will bring in warmer air and more moisture. This return flow along with a shortwave disturbance in the mid-levels of the atmosphere will be enough to bring at least increased cloudiness by Saturday afternoon/night. A few sprinkles/flurries are possible Saturday evening/night though any precipitation should be light if it falls at all. Another wave of colder air is likely behind a cold front that should pass through Sunday morning; meanwhile high pressure will once again build in. As that high moves east early next week a more significant warm up appears likely.
Tonight: A few clouds but otherwise mostly clear and cold with low around 22. Light NW winds.
Friday: Sunny skies with a high near 43. West winds from 3-10 mph.
Friday Night: A clear cold night with lows around 23. Light and variable winds.
Saturday: Partly cloudy skies early before becoming cloudy by noon. High around 45. South winds at 3-6 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with a 20% chance light shower/snow shower or sprinkle/flurry. Low around 30. Southwest winds from 2-6 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler with a high near 40. Winds switching from the SSW to the NW; winds from 6-12 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny skies with a high around 44.