Tranquil and pleasant February weather rolls on
Temperatures should head back into the upper 50s and low 60s late this week after a brief cool down Wednesday
With a few scattered clouds early on Tuesday along with a north to northeast breeze ushering in some cooler air from the north, it wasn’t quite as mild as we’ve gotten used to lately across Central and Eastern Kentucky but it was still a nice day. The clouds scoured out pretty quickly into the afternoon hours allowing afternoon highs to jump up a bit into the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. Even though readings were down compared to the last few days, we were still above average and with all this “mild” weather here in early February, some of the plants are getting an early wake-up call for spring!
As high pressure to our southwest begins to drift eastward on Wednesday, our amazing stretch of nice weather will roll along with more sunshine and unseasonably mild air once again. It will be a cold start to the day with temperatures either side of the 30 degree mark but the abundant sunshine combined with a light southeast breeze should help boost our temperatures back into the upper 50s in most spots Wednesday afternoon.
More great weather by February standards is on the way later this week as a stronger southwest wind pushes even milder air back into the Ohio Valley. There should be a few more clouds mixed in with the sunshine but afternoon highs will make a run at the 60 degree mark in most locations Thursday. The next advertised storm system that will bring our dry stretch to an end will head our direction late week but there now looks like a changing in timing based on the latest data. With the front slowing down and stretching out to our west, expect a few showers Thursday night and into Friday, but it appears the main batch of rain will now hold off until Saturday (unfortunately into the weekend) as a wave of low pressure crawls along it. At least temperatures should stay mild into the upper 50s and low 60s through Saturday.
The second half of the weekend and into early next week should feature a bit of a cool down but it won’t be anything off the charts. In fact temperatures should still be a few degrees above average for highs going from the low 50s on Sunday to the upper 40s on Monday and Tuesday. The biggest question is the positioning of a wave of low pressure that will slide by to our south. As is usually the case a few days out, the model data isn’t synced up in that regard with one of the major models giving us a wet Monday, especially for Southern Kentucky while the other suppresses the moisture to our south and we stay dry. We’ll keep an eye on that system as we get closer and just enjoy the pleasant weather the next few days while it lasts!
ABC 36 HOUR FORECAST
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Lows in the upper 20s and low 30s.
WEDNESDAY: More sunshine, a nice day! Highs in the mid to upper-50s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: A few clouds, not as cold. Lows in the upper 30s.