The cold air has come rushing back in thanks to a cold front passing through the region and the winds will remain gusty for much of the day. Our high temperature today was actually overnight, therefore the temperature will continue to drop as we head throughout the day. Low 40s by the 5 o clock hour look likely with an isolated shower possible between 3pm and 6pm.
Here is a quick look at the region. Snow stretches from far western Illinois through the Northeast with rain and storms on the southern half. The cold front is draped right over central Kentucky and will continue to slide east as the day progresses.
Most of the area saw quick hitting heavy rain showers this morning and some wind gusts upwards of 40mph. Our official rain total from these storms at the Mesonet was 0.1 inches.
So what can we look forward to tomorrow?
We will warm up some tomorrow, but nothing like what we saw Tuesday. However, it will be a much nicer day tomorrow than today as the sun will be out and we will reach a high around 46 degrees.
Friday will be rather lovely with a high in the low 60s and the sun shining. But another front will move through the area and bring rain and slightly cooler weather with it for your weekend.
Today: Isolated showers between 3pm and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. South wind around 6 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 8 to 17 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.