We dropped to around 4° this morning in Draffenville. The lowest reading in the Jackson Purchase came from the Mayfield Kentucky Mesonet site, which dropped to zero. Quite the chilly start across the region!
Clouds should gradually move into the region throughout the day today. This will limit the warmth by the time the afternoon rolls around. I’m currently forecasting a high of 27°, however the latest NAM model suggests we may steady out around 25°.
Clouds should increase during the overnight hours which will help keep temperatures from falling too much. Overnight lows will likely drop into the low 20s.
Monday Snow Chances
A clipper system will swing a cold front through the region on Monday afternoon. Temperatures ahead of the cold front may top out just above freezing.
The cold front will bring a chance of precipitation to the region. What may start as a rain/snow mix will likely changeover to all snow late in the afternoon and early Monday evening.
Given how cold the ground will be, I’m expecting this snow to accumulate almost immediately. As of now, the accumulations look light, up to 2″. However, this may be enough to create some travel issues Monday night and into Tuesday morning. The current forecast from the National Weather Service says we may see up to an inch.
Snow may continue into Tuesday. Temperatures will remain very cold on Tuesday, only topping out in the mid teens. A northwest breeze will make it feel like it’s in the single digits.
That should wrap up this cold forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Sunday!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins