LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's a First Alert Severe Weather Day as dangerous wind chills dominate the forecast over the next few days.
On this New Year's Eve morning, we are already feeling the effects of arctic air coming into the Bluegrass. Temperatures right now are in the single digits, but wind chill values are well below zero. This will continue throughout most of today with partly cloudy skies. Highs by the afternoon and evening will only reach into the upper teens with wind chills still in the single digits. Some flurries are possible across northern Kentucky, which could bring some hazard traveling conditions.
As we ring in the New Year we continue with frigid conditions. Morning temperatures will again be in the single digits and wind chill values below zero. This will continue into the afternoon with highs only in the single digits and wind chill values in the lower single digits. Skies will be a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day with moderate winds.
These conditions will continue throughout much of the week with Wednesday bringing in our next arctic system, which will help keep temperatures in the teens. Some snow chances will also come with the next front by the middle part of the week as well. To help keep your pipes working properly and not freezing it's suggested to keep your cabinets below the sinks open and leave a slow drip doing. Also, make sure to bring animals inside or give them a warm place to stay.