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A Taste of the Arctic

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 24, 2019

Today is the anniversary of Lexington’s all-time coldest temperature. On this date in 1963 the low dropped to 21 degrees below zero. Ironically, a new level of cold will march in tonight.

The second cold front in as many days with usher in a taste of the Arctic. Flurries and very light snow showers will be possible through the wee hours of the morning. The bigger story come Friday morning will be the sub-zero wind chills. It will remain very cold during the afternoon with highs only reaching the lower 20s. with sunny to partly cloudy skies.

Temperatures will get a boost this weekend with a wind shift out of the southwest. We are tracking clippers to pass by just to our north. This will keep the clouds locked in, and a little winter precipitation will be possible Saturday night and Sunday. Highs will briefly return to the mid 40s on Monday before a big-time, strong cold front pushes through the Bluegrass. Snow is likely Tuesday, then the coldest air of the winter moves in behind the front.