Cold weather sets in; some shots at snow, but no certainties

28 December, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Watch: Snow pushes out; arctic air coming soon

A warming trend returns through Thursday with highs back in the 20s and 30s before yet another shot of cold air comes through to round out the year 2017 as highs cool back down in the teens as we head into the upcoming weekend including New Year's Eve next Monday. If you are towards southeastern Kentucky, most of your day has been under mostly cloudy skies with cold temperatures. Highs will struggle to get above 10° during some of the late week days and will plunge well below zero at night. Despite the cold, the chances for snow later this week have decreased. The last time we had a stretch longer than a week of temperatures below 32 was back in February of 2014 when we had 9 days in a row (this one could be worse if our forecast verifies, with the magnitude of the cold). But winds from the northwest, gusting more than 20 miles per hour at times, make it feel like the teens. Mostly clear skies will be the main reason we deal with bitter cold temperatures tonight. Temperatures quickly fall below freezing after dark and lows settle between 20 and 25.

We will track the colder air and all the snow details tonight on WYMT.


In the meantime, we will keep an eye on the coastal storms to make sure they behave. There is a chance for a few passing snow showers on Saturday and temperatures will be in the mid-30s. A few more clouds drift in for Wednesday, and even with sunshine, temperatures are held in the 20s once again.

There's still an outside chance of snow Friday, but models generally forecast the storm system and its moisture to remain well south and southeast of our area.

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