Active weather pattern will continue on for the 5 day period with chances of all precipitation types possible. Large temperature swings are expected in the 5 day period also.
Saturday: An artic polar high will sink down into the Ohio Valley region from the Dakotas pushing cold dry air into the region. A few snow flurries could be possible in the morning, otherwise the day will be mostly sunny to sunny. Highs only in the low 20’s, lows in the lower teens. A very cold, windy day, winds could gust as high as 30 mph in the morning potentially dropping Windchill values to as low as -10°F in the morning.
Sunday: Temperatures will start off cold, but will quickly warm up as we will experience an airmass change throughout the day. Morning lows will be around 20°F, the high will be in the upper 40’s if not touching 50°F. Sunday will be a windy day as well as a tight pressure gradient will be present and we could see wind gusts up to 30 mph for back to back days.
Monday: A very nice day, probably the best day to do something outside weather-wise of the 5 days. The day will be partly to mostly cloudy the high will be in the mid 50’s. We do note there is a slight chance of an isolated rain shower Monday night as our next system approaches the area but for now we think the showers could hold off until after midnight.
Tuesday: The weather models are in disagreement of what might happen on Tuesday. One thing is for certain it will rain on Tuesday. The models range from Tuesday being a day of scattered rain showers with lighter rain with the main system tracking south through Kentucky and Tennessee, to the low pressure system tracking north through the southern Great Lakes region and possibly producing thunderstorms, heavy rain and a full day washout. For now there is still great uncertainty for our forecast for Tuesday and things will indeed change. The day on Tuesday should be rainy however, very warm with highs touching 60°F! The low will be around 30°F as a cold front is expected to move through on Tuesday evening.
Wednesday: The system is mostly on by, we will be in the cold sector of the system. Some snow showers are possible in the pre-dawn hours on the backside of the system, the day should be overcast and cold. It will be a day where temperatures will hold steady around the freezing mark for much of the day, evening low will be in the middle 20’s.
-CWS Forecaster: Ben Waggoner-