Nice weather midweek…by winter standards

More sunshine with temperatures warming
Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 19:38:18-05

Cloud coverage remains thick over Kentucky as we sit on the northern flank of a low through the Gulf Coast States. A few leftover snow showers are trying to coat our southern counties but are likely not producing much. Otherwise, the cloud coverage is keeping it cold today with temperatures near freezing or a little above.

As the low to out south exits via the southeast, we will have decreasing cloud coverage, mainly overnight. This will let temperatures plummet back into the low 20s overnight. Tuesday will be a change of pace with sunshine through the day and temperatures warming back above normal. Things will continue to get better with a warmup into the upper 40s Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Sunshine remain a norm for midweek, with clouds building through the day Thursday. The end of the week will be a little mor active with the next cold front passing. This one will be different from what we’ve seen recently. The low transporting the front is passing well north of us, meaning we only get the cold front precipitation and the eventual cool down after it passes. Afternoon temperatures fall into the low 40s and upper 30s for the coming weekend. Rain and snow showers are possible on Friday but will not amount to much. Leftover moisture and cold air will allow flurry showers Saturday, with minor accumulations at best. This is NOT a big winter system for Kentucky. Early model runs are showing trace amounts of snow for Friday and Saturday. Cold air continues to sit in place going into next week.