The Cold Is Back, But Relief is in Sight

Back to the brutal cold conditions we go. The temperature in Draffenville as of 6 AM is a whopping 8° with a wind chill below zero.

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High pressure located to the northwest of the region is spreading cold air into the area. This will lead to cold conditions for the next couple of days. Highs today will top out around 22°, but the northerly wind around 5 to 10 mph will make it feel colder.

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Clouds will be on the increase overnight, which should actually help temperatures remain somewhat “warm”. Lows are still expected to drop into the single digits, but without cloud cover, it could get much colder. I agree JT, it is getting old…

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A few snow showers may be possible Friday afternoon and evening. Once again, low level dry air will be the obstacle to overcome. I still think we may squeeze a few flurries out but that’s about it. Highs will warm to around 24°.

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High pressure will move closer to the region on Friday night. This will lead to a decrease in cloud cover and low temperatures dropping to around 8° once again. We can’t seem to shake those single digit lows!

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The area of high pressure will continue to slide to the east of the region on Saturday. This will lead to somewhat moderating temperatures as highs will likely reach the mid to upper 20s under partly cloudy skies. The NAM Model thinks our high will be 25°.

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Looking Ahead

We’ll finally get back above freezing by noon on Sunday. According to the Kentucky Mesonet weather site in Draffenville, this will be the first time in 8 days the temperature got above freezing.

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It will also the signal the beginning of a rain event lasting into Monday. Most of the region should pick up around 0.5″+ of rainfall during that time.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay warm!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

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