A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
Spring is really taking it's time making a strong appearance in the Bluegrass. After a mild Easter weekend, a cold front passed on Monday and kept our temperatures in the lower 50s.
A cool sunshine settled into the commonwealth Tuesday as highs topped out in the mid to upper 40s. Overnight skies will stay clear with a low of 27. Temperatures continue to run well below normal into the middle of the week with highs on Wednesday and Thursday near 50. By Thursday clouds will increase as an area of low pressure moves across the region. Light to moderate rain is expected ahead of a surge of warmer temperatures just in time for the weekend.
For opening day at Keeneland skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s. The warming trend continues into the weekend as temps finally go to average for early April. Highs will reach the mid 60s. Some scattered showers will be possible Sunday into early next week with seasonal temperatures staying with us.