One Last “Mild” Day for a While

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with areas of fog and freezing fog. Low clouds may remain over the Lake Cumberland area.
5am: 29° 6am: 29° 7am: 31° 8am: 34° 9am: 37° 10am: 41° 11am: 45°

WARMER WEDNESDAY:
Sunshine returned to all but far eastern parts of the viewing area on Tuesday. Low clouds and fog have hung on for areas around Lake Cumberland and along the Cumberland Plateau. Everyone should see a good dose of sunshine today with southwest winds sending readings well into the 50s after a chilly start. We’ll stay mild through this evening before a big change occurs Thursday morning.

TWO SHOTS OF COLD:
We will be greeted to the return of cold, arctic air Thursday morning! Highs Thursday will struggle just to make the upper 20s with blustery northwest winds behind a cold front that will blast through early in the day. A few flurries or light snow showers may accompany the front’s passage. The air mass moderates just slightly Friday before a second, even colder shot of air arrives Saturday. Highs will be about 20° below average through Valentine’s Day weekend, only in the 20s to near 30°. Lows will plunge into the single digits Saturday night – and – with gusty winds of 20-30 mph, sub-zero wind chills will be likely!

SYSTEM NEXT WEEK?
While it won’t be as cold Monday (President’s Day) into Tuesday, the air may be cold enough to allow for wintry weather Monday night. That’s when a more significant storm system is likely to arrive, with chances for rain and snow on the board heading into Tuesday.

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TODAY:
Warmer with a Mix of Sun and Clouds…High 55, winds SW-9

TONIGHT:
Cloudy, Breezy & Colder, Snow Showers Late…Low 24, winds NW-14
Snow Ch: 20% – Snow Amount: Trace
Icy spots possible early Thursday

THURSDAY:
AM Flurries, Clearing, Breezy and Colder…High 27, winds NW 16-22
Snow Ch: 20% – Snow Amount: Trace
Icy spots possible early Thursday

Temps Ride the Roller Coaster

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Windy and colder with scattered flurries.
5am: 30° 6am: 29° 7am: 27° 8am: 26° 9am: 27° 10am: 28° 11am: 29°

TUMBLING TEMPS:
A cold front passing through the region has put an end to the rains but temperatures are taking a big tumble this morning. A few snow showers are also possible in a few areas – especially along the Cumberland Plateau where a dusting is possible. Gusty northwest winds of 15-25 mph are doing a good job “drying” off the roadways but is adding an extra chill to the air. Watch for some possible icy spots on area roads and surfaces. We will see gradual clearing later today with highs only in the low 30s. Lows tonight will reach into the upper teens to near 20°

ROLLER COASTER TEMPS AHEAD:
We will see a bit of warming the next few days as highs reach into the low 40s Tuesday and into the low 50s Wednesday. However, another disturbance moves in Wednesday night bringing a chance of light rain and snow showers along with colder air. Highs will only reach into the low 30s Thursday, then warm back into the 40s and 50s by the weekend. Another chance for rain moves in for Sunday.

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TODAY:
Windy & Colder, Chance of Flurries…High 32, winds NW-15
Snow Ch. 20% – A dusting possible east
Impact: Icy roads possible

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy and Colder…Low 20, winds S-4

TUESDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Milder…High 43, winds SW-7

Minor Snow Chances

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Increasing clouds and cold.
5am: 31° 6am: 32° 7am: 32° 8am: 34° 9am: 38° 10am: 41° 11am: 43°

TRENDING COOLER:
Our string of unseasonably mild days is about to be snapped. A north wind takes over today sending colder air back into the area along with an increase in clouds. Highs will only reach the mid 40s, readings more typical of late January. Lows tonight bottom out in the upper 20s with a cloudy sky ahead of an approaching system from the southwest.

SNOW CHANCES:
A system tracking across the Deep South is likely to bring some snow to the area Friday night. This could start as rain or a mix of rain and snow before going over to all snow Friday evening. Some accumulation is possible – especially on grass – before the system heads east Saturday morning. Otherwise, Saturday appears dry before a Clipper system rolls through late Sunday into Monday with a chance for rain and snow showers. Temperatures trend colder through the period, with highs in the upper 40s Saturday, near 50 Sunday to near 40 by Monday. Overnight lows will range from the upper 20s to lower 30s.

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TODAY:
Mostly Cloudy and Cooler…High 45, winds NE-5

TONIGHT:
Mostly Cloudy and Cold…Low 29, winds Calm

FRIDAY:
Cloudy, Chance of Rain, Changing to Snow Late…High 42, winds NE-5
Precip Ch. 50% – Precip Amount 0.10″
Potential impacts: Wet, slushy roads late

A Cooldown is Coming

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mostly clear and cool.
5am: 34° 6am: 34° 7am: 35° 8am: 38° 9am: 45° 10am: 49° 11am: 52°

STILL UNSEASONABLY WARM:
Our Martin Luther King Jr. Day featured lots of sunshine and temperatures about 15° above normal for mid January! Expect more unseasonably warm readings today with afternoon highs approaching 60°. We’ll start with mostly sunny skies before an increase in clouds late day. A weak disturbance moves in tonight with just a slight chance for a shower. Lows tonight remain mild, staying a few degrees above freezing.

TRENDING COOLER:
A cold front moves through early Wednesday morning. This takes temperatures down to near seasonal levels for this time of year. Highs fall from near 50 Wednesday into the 40s Thursday and Friday. We look mainly dry through mid to late week.

WEEKEND PREVIEW:
Temperatures will remain just above average in the mid to upper 40s as we head into the upcoming weekend. Saturday appears dry before a cold front moves in Sunday, bringing with it a chance for rain and snow showers Sunday night into Monday. Afternoon readings fall to near 40 Monday with overnight lows falling into the 20s by late weekend.

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TODAY:
Increasing Clouds, Afternoon Sprinkles…High 60, winds SW-6

TONIGHT:
Chance of Sprinkles, then Partly Cloudy…Low 35, winds W-5

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Cooler…High 50, winds NW-10

Wind Chill Advisory through Thursday Morning

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WIND CHILL ADVISORY through 9am Thursday morning for sub-zero wind chills of -5° to -15°.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Breezy and cold. Scattered flurries and snow showers.
5am: 23° 6am: 23° 7am: 22° 8am: 21° 9am: 20° 10am: 18° 11am: 16°

EXTREME COLD AHEAD:
The coldest air yet this season arrives today along with gusty north winds! The day will start with some flurries and temperatures in the 20s – but as the winds pick up, readings will quickly fall. A few snow showers could briefly reduce visibility and drop a light coating of accumulation on the ground, but significant amounts are not expected. Readings and wind chills only get colder as the day wears on with “feels like” temps dipping to near 0 by mid-afternoon. Bitter north winds of 15-25mph and temperatures dropping into the single digits Wednesday night will create wind chill readings of -5° to -15° (below zero)! Actual lows will fall to the 0 to 5° above range. This will be a dangerous time for anyone to be outdoors so use extreme caution, dress in layers and check on pets and the elderly to make sure they have adequate sources of heat.

SOME MODERATION:
Arctic cold slowly retreats late week into the weekend, although temperatures remain below normal. Our next shot of precipitation comes late Sunday into Monday, with rain or snow possible. Highs warm to near 40 early next week with overnight lows eventually climbing into the lower 30s.

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TODAY:
Windy & Cold, Occasional Flurries…Temps falling into the Teens
Winds NW 17-25 mph Gusts up to 35 mph
Snow Ch. 30% – A dusting possible
Impacts: Cold, gusty winds, icy spots

TONIGHT:
Clearing and Very Cold, Bitter Wind Chills…Low 3, winds SE-9
Impacts: Cold, breezy, icy spots

THURSDAY:
Mostly Sunny but Bitterly Cold…High 23, winds SW-11
Impacts: Cold, breezy

Coldest Air This Season Arrives

The 16-day temperature analysis (using the GFS model) shows the coldest air yet this season arrives Wednesday but a nice moderation will help readings return close to seasonal average next week.

The 16-day temperature analysis (using the GFS model) shows the coldest air yet this season arrives Wednesday but a nice moderation will help readings return close to seasonal average next week.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Cold with gradual clearing from west to east.
5am: 21° 6am: 21° 7am: 21° 8am: 23° 9am: 24° 10am: 26° 11am: 26°

2015 OFF TO A COLD START:
Sprawling high pressure has cleared away any clouds from the weekend but has left us with a chilly northwest wind and temperatures starting in the teens and 20s. It won’t warm much today despite any sunshine. Highs will only reach into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. Tonight, under a partly cloudy sky and a south wind, we will see lows fall into the mid 20s. Tuesday will be the last of the milder days ahead with highs around 40°.

EXTREME COLD AHEAD:
An Arctic cold front will pass through the region Tuesday afternoon sending temperatures downward. In fact, the coldest air yet this season will arrive along with gusty north winds. Wind chill values will be in the single digits Tuesday night along with a few snow flurries, especially along and north of the Ohio River. Wednesday will be the coldest yet with highs only in the low to mid 20s as a few flurries fly around. Bitter north winds of 15-25mph and temperatures dropping into the single digits Wednesday night will cause wind chill readings of -5° to -15° (below zero)! This will be a dangerous time for anyone to be outdoors so use extreme caution, dress in layers and check on pets and the elderly to make sure they have adequate sources of heat.

SOME MODERATION:
Temperatures will gradually warm into the 30s and 40s for the upcoming weekend but there will also be a slight chance of a rain or snow shower Saturday and Sunday.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Much Colder…High 30, winds NW-7

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy and Cold…Low 24, winds S-6

TUESDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Warmer…High 40, winds W-12

Clouds Hang Tough One More Day

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly cloudy and cold with a few sprinkles.
4am: 38° 5am: 38° 6am: 37° 7am: 37° 8am: 37° 9am: 38° 10am: 39°

STILL CHILLY:
Pesky low clouds and blustery northwest winds made for a more wintry feel Tuesday. The chill lingers through the day along with pesky low clouds that will tough to scour out. There will also be a few sprinkles or even a flurry possible at times. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 40s, still a good bit below normal. Skies remain fair with cold readings in the 20s tonight.

LATE WEEK WARMING:
Quiet weather continues into the upcoming weekend. Expect a slow but steady warming trend as a more southerly wind flow takes over. Highs climb into the low to mid 50s by the weekend, with overnight lows moderating from the 20s into the 30s. Our next shot for rain shows up Monday evening into Tuesday.

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TODAY:
Cloudy, Chilly with Sprinkles or Flurries…High 42, winds NW-6

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy and Cold…Low 26, winds Calm

THURSDAY:
Mostly Sunny, A Bit Warmer…High 46, winds W-6