Cool air incoming

Record highs before a midweek cool down
Posted at 2:56 PM, Nov 09, 2020

It’s another day with blue skies and record-setting warmth. Temperatures have been warming quickly thanks to the abundant sunshine and southerly wind flow. We will top out in the upper 70s and low 80s again this afternoon. The MaxTrack remains clear due to dry air in place with high pressure.

Skies remain mostly clear and temperatures continue to rise. It’s been an unusual start to November with more afternoons above normal than below or at. The beginning of the month started on a cool note, but the last 6 days have come in above normal. We had a record broken for an afternoon high yesterday reaching 77 degrees at the Blue Grass Airport breaking the old record of 75 degrees from 2005. After reaching 77 degrees tonight, we break the old November 9th daily high temperature record of 76 set in 1975. Tuesday will get close as well with the middle 70s forecast for the afternoon high. Clouds will increase through the afternoon Tuesday with showers arriving later in the day. This will be the precursor to the frontal boundary working in. Heavier and more widespread rain will be available overnight Tuesday into Wednesday as the front slides through. Rain showers looks to wrap up Wednesday by the early afternoon for most; through the afternoon for the southeastern counties. Cold air will begin to pour in, and afternoon highs will suffer a drop. Rainfall amounts will run in the 0.25” to 1.00” range for most. Localized amounts possible between 1.00” to 2.00,” especially in southeastern counties. Cooler air will stay with us through the end of the week and weekend with afternoon highs running in the low 60s.