Thursday, January 12, 2012

1/12 - 6pm - Another Cold/Warm Roller Coaster

Cold air is filtering into West Tennessee and North Mississippi as a cold front that came through earlier this morning continues to move east. Snow showers fell as far south as portions of North Mississippi this afternoon, but the bigger snows from this system were confined further north into Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and the Great Lakes. Check out this picture below that my sister sent me of the scene this afternoon at my house in Louisville, KY: 

Even though only an inch or so will be on the ground by later tonight, the gusty winds of 20 mph+ could create blowing snow conditions with low visibility.

You'll feel the cold air behind the front tonight for sure if you're out and about. By early tomorrow morning temperatures across West Tennessee could be in the lower 20's and upper teens while North Mississippi will bottom out in the lower 20's. Highs tomorrow will range from the upper 30's in West Tennessee to the mid 40's further south in Mississippi.

That's about it for the cold though. Not long at all, right? Warmer weather will begin moving in for the weekend and early next week a ridge builds into the eastern half of the nation. Temperatures will likely get near 60 early next week before another system brings rain on Monday night and cooler temperatures for the middle of next week. The roller coaster continues!

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