Chilly & windy conditions continue Wednesday
Meteorologist Dillon Gaudet has the latest in your full ABC 36 Storm Team forecast
Be alert for a few isolated slick spots and windy conditions as you head out the door on your Wednesday. Most areas are just experiencing wet roads early in the morning thanks to temperatures at and above freezing. Strong wind continues as well, with gusts upwards of 30-40 MPH will be possible early in the day. We will slowly try to clear skies out a little this afternoon with temperatures struggling to reach the upper 30s.
We get a break in the active pattern on Thursday with temperatures climbing into the upper 40s and partly cloudy skies. However, this is short lived as more heavy rain and gusty winds will be moving in on Friday.
A LOOK AHEAD
Friday may start off dry in eastern Kentucky but widespread rain will return as the day goes along. Gusty winds are also likely once again, expect another Wind Advisory to be issued for Friday into Friday night. There is a low-end severe threat as as well. Most of the state of Kentucky has a Level 1 Severe Risk due to the threat of damaging wind gusts possible within a few storms. There will also be another round of rain, with upwards of an inch likely for most with isolated spots seeing higher amounts. Friday night into Saturday we will see another changeover to snow. Light accumulation is possible Saturday morning as temperatures drop into the upper 20s.
SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR
Cold air will be moving in after Friday & Saturday’s system departs. This will lead to cold, arctic air spreading from the upper Midwest to the south and east. Ahead of the brunt of the cold air will be a chance of some snow late Sunday into Monday. It is still too early to talk numbers but this is our best chance of snow accumulation so far this winter. Behind that chance comes to coldest of air of the season by far. Morning lows will be dropping into the low single digits by the middle of the week. If we get a snowpack from any accumulation, temperatures could drop even colder than that. Don’t expect to hit the freezing mark for afternoon highs much of next week as the cold air will likely linger into the following weekend. Make sure you are taking steps now to winterize your home, especially any outdoor plumbing. You don’t want any busted pipes with the cold temperatures that we will be experiencing. Stay with the ABC 36 Storm Team for more updates.