Saturday started out on a cloudy and chilly note as the cold weekend front edges closer to Kentucky. Temperatures rebounded with some sunshine later in the day and we recovered temperatures into the 50s and 60s for afternoon highs. Wind isn’t doing much now, but as the front gets closer and passes, expect strong wind gusts across the region. The MaxTrack shows showers moving in from the west.
A strong cold front will be moving in through Sunday morning. This front will pack a punch with wind speeds and rain, before the cold air arrives. As of now, things are mostly quiet, save for a few showers creeping in from the west. The line of showers and storms will arrive Sunday morning. Until then, expect scattered light to moderate rain at times. Wind will be picking up through the overnight hours. A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for most of Sunday. Winds will run out of the west-southwest 25-35 mph sustained and gusts from 40-50 mph possible. It’s been a while since we’ve had wind speeds this strong. If you have loose items in your yard that can be carried by strong wind gusts it would be a good idea to tie them down or move them indoors. Driving will be difficult on north-south oriented highways, especially for high-profile vehicles. Use caution. Showers and storms will wrap up through the late morning Sunday with wind coming down in the mid-afternoon or early evening. New rain amounts will total between a trace and 0.75” with the highest amounts over the Ohio River. Temperatures will drop for the early part of the work week. Overnight will run near freezing or even below for Tuesday and Wednesday. Afternoon highs ill top out near 50 degrees. The end of the week looks warmer. All week looks to remain rain-free with plenty of sunshine.