Warm and Sunny to End the Week

Warming trend leads to widespread rain Saturday; ole man WINTER returns next week.

Posted by Landon Hampton on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Warmer End to the Week

Good morning! It looks like we’re gonna have some nice days ahead. Thank goodness for warm weather and sunshine!

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Starting today, high pressure will move eastward allowing a weak, upper level ridge to move into its place. This will bring southerly winds to the region, making for a beautiful day with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Highs will be in the low to mid 50’s across south central Kentucky.

Upper Level Winds (ridge) valid through tomorrow afternoon, pivotalweather.com

 Overnight lows will remain cold for one more night, with temperatures in the low thirties across the region.

Overnight Lows, pivotalweather.com

With southerly winds in full force, temperatures on Friday will be even warmer. Highs will be in the upper 50’s and sunshine galore, with some maybe even reaching 60 degrees! However, southerly winds open the door for Gulf moisture to transport into the region, increasing moisture content in the atmosphere. This means rain chances!

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Rain chances will increase late Friday night into early Saturday morning, moving west to east, as a cold front advances across the state. Rain chances will ramp up throughout the day on Saturday, with rain showers ending early Sunday morning.

Winter Isn’t Over Yet

For Sunday, we will recover nicely with temperatures in the low 50’s under sunny skies. This won’t last long…..

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Sunday night into Monday, an upper level disturbance will clip the Ohio Valley, sending a surge of Canadian air our way. For Monday and Tuesday, highs will be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s across the state. Temperatures look to rebound by the end of the week.

That’s it for me! Follow @wxornotBG on Twitter and like Landon Hampton on Facebook for the latest weather information. Also, Landon posts daily weather vlogs on Facebook, so be sure to check those out! Have a fantastic day and enjoy the sunshine!