A Busy Few Days

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 17:26:57-05

It’s going to be a busy few days across the Bluegrass with one storm after another filing in. Today’s showers will diminish later this evening. After midnight skies will remain cloudy and temperatures will stay above-freezing. Tomorrow will be quiet, but still overcast, gloomy, and gray. Highs will be slightly chillier; closer to 40 degrees.

The big event arrives this weekend. A major storm just coming ashore on the West Coast will bring significant impacts to a good portion of the eastern half of the country this weekend. We are tracking the potential for heavy rain and flooding issues on Saturday. Arctic air is waiting in the wings. Temperatures will plunge a good 25 to 30 degrees Saturday evening. There is concern for a flash freeze with this dramatic drop in temperature. This will also allow for a window of a ​wintry mix then periods of snow Saturday night through early Sunday.  Accumulations are still possible to it’s a bit early to say exactly how much. The track may get tweaked as the storm sweeps across the continental US.

The wicked cold will linger into Monday with the coldest air of the season. Expect single digit lows on Monday with brutal sub-zero wind chills. Temperatures will remain below freezing from sometime late Saturday through Tuesday afternoon.