Warmth Today Won’t Last Long

Bitter cold early, then WARM. Wind Advisory 11am – 6pm, gusts of 30-40 mph possible!

Posted by Landon Hampton on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gusty southwest winds will help warm temperatures after a frigid start this morning. Most locations dropped to below 20° this morning.

Kentucky Mesonet Low Temperatures
Kentucky Mesonet Low Temperatures

However, we should see high temperatures top out around 50° under mostly sunny skies and southwest winds around 15 to 25 mph. Some gusts could be as high as 40 mph!

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This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Wind Advisory across the region. Be sure to tie down lawn furniture!

Wind Advisory Statement - NWS
Wind Advisory Statement – NWS

A cold front associated with a clipper system will move through this evening and overnight, leading to partly cloudy skies and overnight lows around 30°. The NAM Model says we drop to around 31° by 6 AM Thursday.

Temperatures will remain on the cool side Thursday as weak northerly surface flow remains intact. Temperatures will warm only to around 40° under partly cloudy skies.

WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Thursday AM - NOAA WPC
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions – Thursday AM – NOAA WPC

A rather cold night is expected Thursday night despite mostly cloudy skies. Lows will drop to around 28°.

Friday will be a rinse and repeat forecast of Thursday. Partly cloudy skies, but highs once again struggle to around 40°. Kinda gross if you ask me. I want either snow & cold, or sunny & mild…no in between in winter.

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Friday night will bring partly cloudy skies to the region with lows to around 25° once again.

That should wrap up this forecast. Be sure to check out our live weather feed! @wxornotBG