A very cold air mass has pushed into the state today and it’s Mother Nature that is going to try to steal the weather show. Frost and record low temps are possible late tonight into Monday morning. A Green Thumb Alert is in full swing.
Tonight is when the frosty fun begins with readings likely dropping into the low and mid 30s. Record lows are in jeopardy:
Lexington: 37 1996 32 is the coldest recorded temp for this late in the season. (May 20, 1894)
Frankfort: 34 1941 31 is the coldest recorded temp for this late in the season. (May 22, 2002)
As you can see… daily record lows are a good bet for some cities. If we can somehow approach the 32 degree mark… it could challenge some of the coldest temps ever for this late in the spring. Any high clouds or fog would keep temps up a few degrees, so it’s touch and go on that.
Regardless… frost is a real possibility Monday morning. Afternoon temps will rebound toward 60 under sunny skies. Another frost threat will be with us early Tuesday in the east.