Once again we started the day off with some really cool temps. Many areas were in the low 50s for lows, but the upper 40s were pretty hard to come by. This was thanks to the blanket of clouds we had over our heads. That kept some of the "heat" here at the surface and temps cooled very little. Don't misunderstand what I am saying here... it was very chilly out there just not as cool as it could have been!
If you notice on the map above... temps in western Kentucky were very chilly. They didn't have the "blanket" of clouds so this opened the door for the really chilly stuff to become widespread.
Thursday morning will be a cool one for us. This time it looks like the skies will clear enough to allow the entire region to fall down into the mid 40s.
On the nose of the next system we'll find a brief warm punch of air. The punch will keep temps pretty mild for Friday morning. I think most of us will only bottom out in the upper 50s. The southerly winds will bring this taste of the milder air. Remember, normal lows are in the mid 50s so this will only seem mild compared to where we have been. As for the daytime highs... well... it looks like the clouds & rain will keep our temps in the mid & upper 60s. An isolated 70 degree reading cannot be ruled out.
The storm system will bring a chance of rain to the region by Friday afternoon. The showers appear to clear the area by kick-off time on Friday night. Though some data might be a little agressive at this point. It's one of those I'll keep watching!
By the way... Guest Weather in Paintsville on Friday! Yeah... I know... perfect day for GW when rain is in the forecast!