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A Warming Trend for the Weekend

Posted at 11:04 AM, Feb 01, 2019

This morning’s wintry mix has wrapped up. Skies will remain cloudy with a chance for a rogue sprinkle or flurry for the rest of the day. Temperatures are on the way up. Highs will climb into the mid 30s to lower 40s this afternoon. Lexington is above freezing for the first time since late Monday night.

Now talk about some weather whiplash. After the bitter cold over the past few days, it will be balmy and almost spring-like this weekend. The Arctic air is retreating to the north, and a Pacific air mass will take its place. This will give the eastern half of the country time to thaw out this weekend. And thaw out in a big way. We are tracking highs in the 50s to near 60° for the Bluegrass Saturday and Sunday!

Temperatures will be warmer, it will be dry, but skies will feature more clouds than sunshine this weekend. I don’t know about you but that seems like a decent trade. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild through the middle of next week. We are also tracking a rise in rain, and just plain rain, chances on Tuesday and Wednesday. The next cold snap holds off until Friday.