LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Talk about an ugly day across central and eastern Kentucky. Temperatures started out mild before dropping throughout much of the day. This led to breezy, cool, and wet conditions for many. If you can take away anything from today, it was a great day to stay... inside.
The good news is we briefly dry out this evening. The bad news is we watch this low pressure to our northwest drop into the Ohio Valley. As this happens, winds begin to crank up as much colder air takes over. Look for overnight lows in the lower 30's with breezy northwest winds between 10-20 mph. That gives us wind chill values in the 20's by Monday morning. Outside of the unseasonably cold temperatures, rain and snow showers break out overnight and could provide for a light coating of snow in spots, especially on elevated surfaces. Ugh.
The winter feel continues through Monday. Lingering snow showers should wrap up by early afternoon as the cloudy skies hang tough. With highs around 40 degrees, a breezy northwest wind between 10-20 mph, expect wind chills to be deep into the 20's.
By Tuesday, thermometers begin to rebound. We're now to the point of the year that when we do see a cold shot, it's brief. Highs return to the 50's Tuesday afternoon under partly-mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures continue to climb Wednesday as we hit the upper 60's and low 70's. A quick hitting system brings a few showers later in the day, but overall, it pans out to be a nice one.
The cold front will cool us off a bit as highs return to the 50's Thursday and Friday. We hit the 60's once again into the weekend before another system brings more rain chances to the forecast.