Good morning, folks, and happy Friday!
For today, you can expect a bit of a warmup after a couple of chilly days. Thanks to a steady wind out of the south, highs will top out in the low 50s with full sunshine. A great day to get outdoors for sure! Lows tonight will drop into the mid 30s as a few clouds build in overnight.
What to Watch For
This weekend continues Friday’s trend of steady winds and warmer temperatures. For Saturday, highs will push 60 with mostly sunny skies. However, Saturday night rain chances increase as temperatures drop into the mid 40s. These rain showers will persist into Sunday as temperature top out right around 50. Next week we are monitoring the chance for some winter weather, however precipitation types and amounts are not certain as of now. Stay tuned to the local forecast for updates for the middle of next week and how winter weather could impact the area.
It is no secret that this January has been warmer than usual, in fact, the average temperature for the month is a balmy 43.8 degrees. With four days left in the month, and three days of temperatures forecasted to be in the 50s, it is safe to say that this could be one of our warmest Januaries ever in the region. Since the Kentucky Mesonet’s earliest record of monthly summary data, in 2008, the warmest January average temperature was in 43.1 degrees in 2017. For perspective, last January’s average temperature was 32.5 degrees. (Kentucky Mesonet)
For the winter haters, this year has been rather kind to you! For my fellow snow-lovers, well, lets wait and see what happens next week! 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!