Mother nature offering up a fairly nice day across the Bluegrass with lots of sunshine to go around and highs in the mid 40's. Overall, not too bad. Tonight, look for mostly clear skies to win out as lows dip into the low-mid 20's. A very cold start to your Friday will be expected.
As we head throughout the day Friday, conditions shape up nicely. Clouds thicken up through the afternoon hours before mostly cloudy skies eventually take over. Highs Friday are a touch warmer but still cool as thermometers top out around 50º.
The action really starts to ramp up into Friday night and Saturday. Our next system dives in from the northwest while bringing quite the set up across the Commonwealth. With a warm front slicing through the state Saturday, we'll see a very impressive temperature gradient set up from northeast to southwest. We're talking near freezing to our northeast and close to 70 degrees in far western Kentucky. Wow... is all I can say about that.
What's even more impressive is the what the system could throw our way. Most of southern Kentucky picks up on heavier rain and a few storms while things get tricky across the northern half of the state. Now a lot depends on the low track, but any subtle shift to the north or south could mean the difference between heavy rain and heavy snow. As of right now, parts of central, northern, and eastern Kentucky are on the fence line. We'll have to watch this closely over the next 24 hours to get a better handle on that exact placement of that rain/snow line. Regardless, old man winter isn't done just yet!