Good looking - cold feeling

Sunny Wednesday with cold air in place
Posted at 4:58 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 09:11:48-05

Snow on the ground and a north-westerly wind is responsible for the cold morning we’re getting. Clouds have tried to help trap in the small amount of warmth from yesterday’s sunshine, but temperatures still sit well below freezing. The MaxTrack is clear with our one-day break from active weather.

Things will improve in the “look” department, but unfortunately it comes with a price. High pressure will reside slightly west of us today, bringing us a cold northwesterly wind direction. After the round of morning fog or low clouds, everyone gets the benefit of much-needed sunshine. This ridge of high pressure will be short-lived as another storm system draws near. Clouds will increase overnight and tomorrow morning as the low gets closer. The first round of showers will arrive in the early to middle afternoon for the Bluegrass and Lakes regions. Showers will consist only of rain as temperatures will be in the middle to upper 40s at the time.

Showers make their way into East and Southeast Kentucky in the late afternoon and evening as the showers start winding down for the I-75 counties. The next feature will be the cold front which delivers widespread and heavier rain as we move into the overnight and early morning hours of Friday. Due to cold air filtering in behind this feature, a few flakes or sleet is possible on the back end of the front. It will be a very brief shot as moisture depletes quickly. Therefore, accumulation is not expected. The only real “winter” situation from this front will be the return to cold air only allowing the 30s on Friday and Saturday for afternoon highs. Of course, the “fun” doesn’t stop there. A second winter system will deliver another blast of cold air for the late weekend and early parts of next week. A brief hit of snow it possible Sunday, but the bigger deal will be the afternoon highs struggling to reach the 20s on Monday and staying below freezing for at least three consecutive days; potentially four (Sunday through Wednesday).