From Spring to Winter This Week

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 16:03:00-05

2019 is off to an unseasonably warm start. This weekend was a treat. Not only was it warm, but the sun was also shining brightly. Unfortunately a switch is about to be switched.

The enjoyable and unseasonable warmth peaks tomorrow with highs in the lower 60s. (That’s more typical for the early days of spring rather than the new year.) Temperatures will start slipping Tuesday. It’s back to reality for the second half of the week with highs in the mid 30s to near 40°.

The transition from spring to winter will bring more “active” weather. Clouds will have already started filling in. We’ll see our skies go mostly cloudy tonight. The wind will pick up tomorrow as a cold front slides closer. Rain showers will follow during the latter parts of Monday. Most of the rain will fall Monday night before wrapping up Tuesday morning. This is cold front number one that will track through the Bluegrass. A secondary, moisture-starved boundary will usher in the pattern flip-flop. The jet stream will dip south and colder air will come rushing in Tuesday evening, and then hang around through at least next weekend.