Saturday, February 27, 2016

Unseasonably Warm Weather Ahead

Good evening!
Today was yet another beautiful day with high temperatures approaching the lower 60's across Kentucky! Good news is that the warm weather is here to stay... that is for the next few days. We expect yet another pattern change later on this week, which I will get to in a minute. But first, lets take a look at the short term.

Overall low temperatures tonight will dip into the upper 30's due to clear skies we are currently experiencing. Sunday is looking to be an absolutely fabulous day with crystal clear skies and high temperatures in the upper 60's and possibly reaching the 70's! It'll be another windy one, with southerly winds gusting to as high as 30 mph in the afternoon associated with another weak cold front that will impact the area Sunday Night. This will bring increasing cloudiness and a chance of scattered showers before midnight on Sunday. Low temperatures will of course depend on the timing of the cold front through the region, but will likely dip again in the lower 40's.

High pressure to our south will usher in those warm southerly winds on Monday! Source: NOAA

18Z GFS coming in a tad cooler, but nonetheless still shows spring-like temperatures access the region. Source: Pivotal Weather

The clouds an rain will clear out by Monday morning and high pressure will move in the area, so expect clear skies and highs still in the lower 60's. Another storm system will impact the area Monday evening into the dawn hours of Tuesday. The low is expected to track right over the Commonwealth bringing with it increased chances of rain all day Tuesday and maybe a thunderstorm. Nothing is expected to be severe, but we will continue to watch the system as we get a little closer. The low pressure exits the area Tuesday night, bringing with it much cooler air. Highs on Wednesday are only expected to get up in the mid 40's with clearing skies.

Definitely a good idea to head out and enjoy the tranquil weather tomorrow and this week before Old Man Winter comes knocking yet again!


Tonight: Clear, with a low around 39. South wind 7 to 9 mph. 

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. 

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy during the early evening, then becoming cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. 

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. 

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. South wind around 6 mph. 

Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 63. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. 

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

Thursday Night: A chance of rain showers and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Forecaster: Alex Antoshak 

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