A Foggy Freezing Start

Posted at 8:00 AM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 07:15:28-05

Dense fog is making travel difficult on Bluegrass roads this morning. Visibility has dropped to a quarter of a mile or less. In addition, temperatures are below freezing making ice form on surfaces where the fog touches. Temperatures are just a smidge below freezing and will warm nicely through today.

We’re looking at a very nice warm up today, and continued warming into next week. A consistent southwesterly flow will continue to pump warmer sub-tropical air into the region giving us chilly mornings, but mild afternoons. The warm up starts today, but not until after we lose the dense freezing fog. Warming continues through the middle of next week before we see the next cold air mass move in, so you have plenty of time to get outdoors to take care of anything that needs to get done. Especially washing the salt off of the vehicle. The next time we drop below freezing will be Friday evening, so you’ve got some time. Rain will kick back into gear Monday as a few showers roll through into Tuesday. Better chances for rain arrive midweek as the next storm drives east. Temperatures through this time frame bottom out in the 40s each morning and top out in the upper 50s/low 60s each afternoon. We may not be getting a lot of sun day-to-day, but the warmer weather will be a nice way to thaw out.