Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rain/Snow Mix Tonight, Cold and Dry Tomorrow, Warm-Up Ahead

Today was a chilly but clear day for the many travelers out there.  However, we have a low pressure system moving through the region this evening that will bring us some light rain showers, and even some snow overnight.  As these showers move through, the cold air behind them will allow for a transition into snow. 

Snow forecast graphic courtesy of NWS Louisville
This will be a light and rather wet snow/rain mix until the very early morning hours, and the ground will still be above freezing.  So, we are not expecting much accumulation.  As shown in the graphic above, most places will only see a dusting, but other places may see up to an inch.  The greatest accumulations are expected on grassy or elevated surfaces.  However, in general, this system is not expected to have a large impact.

We may still see some lingering flurries in the morning, but the rest of Thanksgiving Day will be dry and partly sunny.  Unfortunately, it will also be rather chilly.  As shown in the graphic below, temperatures will struggle just to make it to 40°.  Thankfully, after tomorrow, we will see a bit of a warming trend.

High temperature forecast map valid for Thanksgiving Day courtesy of NWS Lousiville
Looking ahead, we can expect highs in the mid 40s for anyone out and about on Black Friday.  Saturday’s highs are expected to make it into the mid 50s, and by Sunday we could see temperatures up into the mid 60s.  We should also stay dry until Saturday night and Sunday when our next frontal system will move through.


Tonight:  Cloudy skies, 70% chance of rain/snow mix, lows near 32°, and winds out of the northwest at around 3-6 mph.

Thanksgiving:  Partly sunny, slight chance of AM snow flurries, highs near 40°, and winds out of the northwest at around 5-8 mph.

Thanksgiving Night:  Partly cloudy skies, lows near 25°, and calm winds. 

Friday:  Mostly sunny skies, highs near 46°, and winds out of the SSE at around 5-10 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy skies, lows near 38°, and winds out of the south at around 5-8 mph.

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy skies, highs near 56°, and winds out of the southwest at around 8-12 mph.

Saturday Night:  Mostly cloudy skies, slight chance of showers, lows near 50°, and winds out of the northwest at around 8-10 mph.

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy skies, a 30% chance of showers, highs near 65°, and winds out of the southwest at around 5-10 mph.

Forecaster: Arden Gregory

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