Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cold Weather Continues!


Good afternoon! Currently at the Warren County the temperature is 30 degrees with winds W at 9 mph. A deep upper level trough is sitting over the eastern half of the United States which is the source of our cold weather today. Current visible imagery satellite shows cloud cover over most of Kentucky resulting in statewide mostly cloudy skies along with some snow flurries. With the trough axis moving right over Kentucky this evening, the cloud deck should break up some and temperatures will fall into the lower 20s with partly cloudy skies overnight. On Thursday, an area of low pressure to our north will move across the Great Lakes region, spreading precipitation into our area late Thursday into Friday. Thurdsday will be warmer than today as temperatures increase ahead of the approaching system Thursday afternoon. Gusty southerly winds will allow temperatures to reach the upper 30s before precipitation begins Thursday. Precipitation will be very light and start out as a mix of rain and snow showers early Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures will come crashing in on Thursday night allowing precipitation to change over all snow showers. These snow showers will be scattered and as of now accumulations look to be anywhere from a dusting to a half inch of snow by Friday morning.
Current visible imagery satellite showing cloud cover and snow flurries over all of Kentucky this afternoon.
Valid 2:30 P.M. CST (Courtesy: NOAA)

The trough will be slow to makes its way east and exit the region Friday, so snow showers and cloud cover will persist through Friday afternoon. The snow showers should be light and no accumulations are expected. Temperatures will struggle to reach the freezing mark Friday afternoon and with clearing skies Friday night, low temperatures will fall to around 17 degrees. Another shortwave will dive into Kentucky from the north on Saturday. Precipitation is not expected to drop far enough south to impact southern Kentucky. However, ahead of the system on Saturday temperatures will reach around 40 degrees and increasing cloud cover will accompany the trough sliding east Saturday night. On Sunday, temperatures will reach the lower 40s under clear skies as southwesterly winds help to warm our area.


Wednesday Night: Low - 21 Winds - NW at 5-10 mph becoming calm overnight.
Precipitation - 10% chance of snow flurries before 7PM. Skies - Mostly Cloudy becoming Clear overnight.

Thursday: High - 37 Low - 26 Winds - S at 5-15 mph becoming W at 5-10 mph.
Precipitation - 30% of rain and snow showers from Noon to 7 PM, then 30% of snow showers Thursday night. Snow accumulations of a dusting to 0.5". Skies - Mostly Cloudy during the morning becoming Cloudy.

Friday: High - 30 Low - 17 Winds - NW at 5-15 mph.
Precipitation - 30% chance of snow showers. Skies - Cloudy becoming Clear overnight.

Saturday: High - 39 Low - 24 Winds - SW at 5-10 mph.
Precipitation - 10% chance of an isolated snow shower. Skies - Mostly Cloudy.

Sunday: High - 43 Low - 29 Winds - SW at 5 - 10 mph.
Precipitation - 0% Skies - Partly Cloudy.

Forecaster: Zack Leasor

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