There have been only a few differences between last week and this week with the weather pattern. The main issue of the week has been the wintry precip. Each run has slowed it down quite a bit and puts it here on Thnksgiving night and into Black Friday. We'll talk more about the big issues here in a few... let's get to that point first!
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We'll keep some of the milder temps around for a couple of days here. Highs will remain situated in the 50s and overnight lows will only drop off into the 40s. Overall, it is a pretty solid forecast leading into the holiday. Tuesday looks fine with even a few shots of sunshine thrown into the mix. By the time that Wednesday rolls around it begins to get wet and the storms system that will tap the cold air from Canada also begins swinging through Kentucky. This means rain will be likely across the area. It's a minimal chance, but it is in there.
After the cold air arrives it looks as if we'll see temps fall from the mid & upper 50s all the way down into the 40s for highs by Thanksgiving. This is only the beginning! The coldest air will still be lagging behind a bit and won't arrive until early on Friday morning. That's when our forecast becomes very interesting. There should be enough moisture around for the cold air to interact and we'll see some snow showers. Let's just keep it at that. The liklihood of significant accumulation is very small. Could we see some? Sure... I think that is a small possibility.
This is the beginning of the changeover... it looks like this happens late Thursday night and into Friday.
I left some frames out, but what you see here is very similar to the set-up all night. We are now looking at close to sunrise on Firday. It's still looking wintry and probably right around the time some of you will be leaving the stores with your good deals or just plain old frustration because you didn't get those deals.
As the afternoon hours approach... the wintry chances begin to go down. Notice here that more in the way of rainfall begins to show up. Remember that this will be one of those chilly rains. Highs on Friday will only be in the upper 30s so that means misery. If it's going to be that cold it may as well be snowing right?
It makes an attempt to go back over to snow late in the day. That's what you have showing up here!
Ealry on Saturday temps will falll into the upper 20s. This will make it one of the coldest days we have seen in a little while. We'll keep updating this as time rolls on!