It’s Gonna Get Really Cold Tonight

Bottom line: It’s going to get really cold tonight. Fortunately, a few high level clouds will move into the region, which may keep temperatures from dropping well below zero. I’m expecting a low a few degrees either side of zero. Wind chills will be well below zero thanks to a northwest wind.

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A few low level clouds may form off Kentucky Lake in the south-east part of the county and extending into Calloway County. These clouds may produce a few flurries. Yes, I’m forecasting the possibility of “Lake Effect” snow in the far southeast portion of the county.

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The latest high resolution models say some accumulating “Lake Effect” snow is possible off Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in Tennessee around Camden and Clifton. We’ve seen this some already this winter season and tonight’s set up also seems favorable with very cold temperatures on top of relatively warm lake surface temperatures!

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Mostly sunny conditions can be expected Wednesday. However, the sun won’t provide much comfort as highs are still expected to top out around 22°. Northwest winds should remain light, but will still make temperatures feel even colder than they are.

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We’ll likely dip into the single digits once again on Wednesday night. Winds will shift out of the southwest, which will keep temperatures above zero despite mostly clear skies.

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We’ll finally warm above freezing on Thursday thanks to the aforementioned southwest wind. Conditions will feel downright balmy even though we’ll only top out in the mid 30s. Warm conditions will continue into the weekend, with a chance of storms emerging on Sunday night.

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

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

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