In addition to the cold air temperatures, we'll also have some wind in the forecast this weekend. In doing so, it'll feel much cooler than actual air temperature. The livestock cold stress will even dip into the "Danger" category at times. Be sure to take precautions. Going to the UK/Georgia game on Saturday? Bundle up! While air temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s during the game, breezy conditions will make it feel more like the mid to upper 20s!
In some great news, a much anticipated warmup is on the way for next week. Look for highs back in the 50s. Some may even hit 60 by Wednesday and Thursday. Compared to where we've been, I would more or less call this a "heat wave"!
Looking at precipitation, we have a mostly dry week ahead. We could see some snow showers accompany the front tonight/tomorrow, but nothing more than a dusting here and there. The next chance arrives next Thursday/Friday, but there is still quite a bit of uncertainty. Looking at the month of November thus far, the state has averaged 1.38 inches, which is about a half inch below normal. We've seen some decent rainfall events over the past couple weeks, but we still have a long ways to go in making up long-term deficits. Below is a look at 90-day departure from normal precipitation. Much of Western KY is running 6-8 inches below normal for this time frame.