The weekend ended with temperatures reaching the mid 80s. The weather office in Jackson hit 85°F, which breaks the record high temperature for Sunday, which was previously set in 2006 when the thermometer rose to 83°F.
Hopefully you were able to enjoy it while it lasted, because big changes are on the way. A storm system approaching from the west will bring showers into the region by late morning. It will rain on and off into the evening, not an all day steady rainfall. High temperatures will reach the low to mid 70s early in the afternoon before crashing overnight.
By Tuesday morning, shortly after sunrise, cold air will be rushing in from the northwest. Temperatures will plummet into the 30s and, with a little bit of moisture still in the region, some of the rain will mix with snow. Up to a couple inches of snow accumulation is possible along the higher elevations near the Virginia border. The rest of us will see little to no snow accumulation at all. Any precipitation will be gone by Tuesday evening.
With some of the rain and snow showers around Tuesday morning, eastern Kentucky will be hidden from the lunar eclipse visible from most of the United States. The moon is expected to turn a burnt orange color. Fortunately, this year is a rare year that two of them will occur so we have another shot to view the eclipse in early October.
It will take until Thursday to warm back up to 70°F with sunshine. Enjoy your week!
-- Meteorologist Brandon Orr