LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Wind Chill readings might back off just slightly during the afternoon hours today. Overall, this pattern is loaded with Arctic cold.
This airmass is downright COLD! Here's what to keep in mind, there isn't a deep snowpack on the ground in Kentucky. It is just that cold outside! When we have snow on the ground it will help to refrigerate the air around us. We don't have that on the ground! Temperatures will probably hang around the upper teens to low 20s for highs today. It also looks like the wind will decrease some and allow for us to catch a semi-break. Yes, it will still be cold!
Temperatures will be pretty cold again on Wednesday morning. Just not the subzero wind chill territory. We'll likely see some single digits for wind chill readings, but not anything that includes the negative stuff. Later on in the day another Arctic front will blast across Kentucky. It will bring those numbers tumbling down again for the early morning hours on Thursday and through the first part of the weekend. I think that the time period right after the passage of the front and through Friday will include snow showers sweeping into Kentucky straight from the Great Lakes. It could result in some very light accumulations at times.
This could might weaken at times over the next week to week and a half... but it is not finished with us yet! More big shots of Arctic air are coming!