Sunshine to help with the cold

Cold air in place with snow on the ground
Posted at 2:54 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 14:54:08-05

Cold air in place and snow on the ground has kept temperatures near or below freezing most of the day. With the small amount of daylight, we have for the rest of the day, temperatures may get close to 40 but not many will pass it. Sunshine is abundant for Central Kentucky, where the I-65 and Tug Fork counties are getting cloud coverage. Clearing will continue overnight.

The sunshine today has been helping melt a lot of the snow that fell over the last couple of days. Temperatures remaining near or below freezing most of the day means that not all snow will melt. This will aid in cold air for the day Wednesday. Sunshine will be abundant for everyone, yet despite this, temperatures will not warm much above freezing. A northwesterly wind won’t help much either. Temperatures will rebound on Thursday as the high-pressure slides east of Kentucky and winds shift more out of the south. Rain showers will move back in later in the day Thursday as the next storm gets close. The warm front will bring temperatures into the upper 40s for a nice change of pace. The impending cold front will bring the first of many cool downs going into the weekend. Rain showers (mixed with some snow) will continue overnight into Friday morning when rain showers will wrap up. Saturday looks mostly dry but also cold. Again, we only warm a little above freezing. Then, the hits keep on coming. A storm taking a southerly track below us will be enough to whip cold air and moisture around into Kentucky. Temperatures will drop into the teens and 20s for Sunday with snow showers through the day. Monday looks to be the coldest air of the season (so far) with a dip into the mid-teens for highs and a low somewhere near zero. Another round of snow possible Tuesday with a second storm system.