Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:32 AM by Stormtracker Meteorologist Tom Ackerman
An Arctic cold snap invades the Ohio Valley for the next couple of days and Martin Luther King Jr. Day will see highs in the 20s as much colder air continues to filter in on a gusty west to northwesterly wind. The wind chill will stay in the teens Monday and bottom out below zero overnight. Our actual low Monday night will be the coldest of the season with many locations tanking in the upper single digits to low teens. The last time we were in the single digits in Lexington was in February of 2011.
After a frigid night Tuesday afternoon is only slightly better with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper teens to low 20s and a wind chill staying in the teens. As we hit the middle of the week we're still below freezing with flurries Wednesday afternoon. A developing wave of low pressure will head our direction late in the work week. Rain to snow is possible Thursday/Friday with another shot of arctic air following this weekend.