Easing into winter

Even colder air will arrive on Sunday.
Posted at 2:54 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 14:54:15-05

Normal never felt so cold. Yesterday's cold front cut 20 to 25 degrees off of the high. Tonight will be colder as well with lows in the lower 20s and even the upper teens in some spots. I hope your heavy winter coats are ready because this is only a taste of what is heading our way over the coming days. Tomorrow will be a "raw" January day with increasing clouds and highs that will be held to around 40°. A fast-moving system will bring widespread showers beginning Friday night. Temperatures may be just cold enough at the onset for a brief rain/snow mix Friday evening, especially near I-64. From there temperatures will warm and rain will fall through most of Saturday. The weekend will begin on the "warm" side with highs back in the 50s. Once the rain exits though, get ready to say hello to winter.

An Arctic high will build in across the Midwest and Ohio Valley beginning on Sunday. We will likely spend three days (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday) entirely below freezing. Wind chills could be in the single digits Monday morning. Tempeatures will moderate, but remain seasonably chilly through the back half of next week.