Enjoy today’s unseasonably warm temperatures. Highs will soar 10° to 15° above normal! We are tracking a shot of Arctic air to arrive overnight which will bring a big temperature drop for the start of the week.
So why the sharp drop? A strong low will track through the central US then on into the Bluegrass tonight. This will be a major winter storm for the middle of the country with blizzard conditions and up to a foot of snow expected across parts of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. We will be on the “warm” side of this approaching system. Clouds will start increasing and the wind will pick up during the afternoon. Showers will return after 7 PM. For the most part a cold rain will fall, but it will be turning much colder overnight. We are tracking some flakes to mix in on the tail end of things tomorrow morning. No accumulation is expected and paved surfaces will stay above freezing, so there shouldn’t be too many issues on the roads.
This Arctic air mass won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Highs will remain below-normal through Thursday. However, we are tracking a warm welcome from December as temperatures climb back into the 50s next weekend. Go figure!