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Current Ag Weather Conditions

Based on observations at 700pm EST, Thursday January 17, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 46 degrees west, near 42 degrees central, and near 38 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, light rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. Visibility is less than one mile east. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The wind chill is near 34 degrees east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 38 degrees at Jackson.
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971 
ASUS43 KLMK 180010
RWRKY 
KENTUCKY REGIONAL WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
700 PM EST THU JAN 17 2019

NOTE "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET
WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.

KYZ001>023-026-027-061>063-070>075-180100-
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        CLOUDY    46  43  89 NW3       30.05R                  
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    44  41  89 NW5       30.05R                  
OWENSBORO      CLOUDY    45  43  93 NW9       30.05R                  
HOPKINSVILLE   CLOUDY    47  47 100 SW3       30.04R                  
BOWLING GREEN  CLOUDY    47  45  93 SW5       30.05R                  
GLASGOW        DRIZZLE   44  43  97 W3        30.04R                  
$$

KYZ024-025-028>034-038-045-046-053-180100-
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF DRIZZLE   46  43  89 SW7       30.01S                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    46  42  86 SW6       30.02R FOG              
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A SW7       30.03R                  
$$

KYZ035>037-039>044-047>052-055>060-089>105-180100-
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      LGT RAIN  42  40  92 SW7       30.01R                  
COVINGTON      FOG       39  38  96 SW6       29.99R VSB 3/4 WCI  35  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    44  42  93 SW6       30.00R                  
$$

KYZ054-064>069-076>088-106>120-180100-
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        LGT RAIN  38  38 100 SW5       30.02R VSB 1/2 WCI  34  
LONDON         CLOUDY    40  40 100 S3        30.04R                  
SOMERSET       DRIZZLE   39  39 100 S3        30.05S                  
MIDDLESBORO    DRIZZLE   38  38 100 SE5       30.08F WCI  34          
MONTICELLO     LGT RAIN  45  44  97 W14       30.06R                  
$$

  





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LMK

	

979 
FXUS63 KLMK 172323
AFDLMK

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
623 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...Updated Aviation Discussion...

.Short Term...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 300 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

A weak surface low is passing just to the north of the Ohio River 
with a cold front set to move W to E across the area later this 
evening. Isentropic lift aided by a 20-30 knot low level jet is 
causing light rain over much of the area, especially along and north 
of I-64. This rain is expected to end later this evening as the LLJ 
pushes east and the frontal boundary pushes through. Temps have 
pretty much peaked in the low to mid 40s across the area, and will 
fall back into the 30s tonight mainly on a light cold advection 
component. The cold air is not expected to catch up to the moisture 
in time to create any p-type issues, so will continue with rain 
ending messaging for early tonight. Cloudy skies will continue to 
prevail as 1000-850 mb moisture is trapped beneath an inversion.

We'll see a continued cloudy, but dry day on Friday as surface high 
pressure and dry zonal flow aloft briefly control the pattern. Highs 
look to struggle again to the low and mid 40s with some of the 
southern Indiana counties likely staying in the upper 30s.

.Long Term...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 250 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...Plenty of Changing Weather Saturday and Saturday Night...

Saturday a potent low pressure system will cross the southern 
Commonwealth, bringing a variety of weather. Rain should be moving 
into the region in the morning. With a warm front somewhere across 
the state in the morning, we cannot rule out a wintry mix in our 
southern IN and northern Bluegrass counties, especially should that 
front end up a little farther south than in the current forecast. 
This package will keep the forecast as all rain. Rainfall totals 
have come down just a tad with this suite of models. Still think 
areawide we will see 1-2 inches of rain through Sunday morning. 
Higher amounts go over our southern and eastern counties, which do 
have some lower flash flood guidance. Ensemble river forecast 
guidance gives a chance for the Green River and possibly the other 
quick risers in Boston and Peaks Mill. Given we are not expecting 
widespread flooding, will continue to hold off on any kind of a 
flood watch.

Winds will become more light and variable as the low moves through, 
but then the back side we will see some strong cold air advection. 
We should see light rain switch over to snow in the evening hours. 
Models continue to depict an area of enhanced snow in a region with 
a coupled jet structure somewhere over Indiana. Should this band 
make it into our southern Indiana counties, we would see more snow 
than what this forecast depicts. Didn't stray too far from the 
previous package, with most of the area seeing at least a half inch 
and our northern counties up in the 1-3 inch range.

Precip should come to an end during the nighttime hours, from west 
to east across the region. Temperatures will be crashing hard 
though. Strong winds will help dry our roads some, but would not be 
surprised to see slick spots develop as temperatures by daybreak 
Sunday drop to the upper teens to mid 20s, likely close to the highs 
for the day. 

After a very cold start to the work week, lows in the single digits 
likely in most of southern Indiana and parts of north central 
Kentucky, we should start warming up a little. High pressure will 
move east of the region Monday afternoon. By Tuesday morning, we'll 
see some warm air advection bring in more precipitation. We could 
see some wintry precip at onset, depending on starting temperatures. 
Then with gusty southerly winds, we'll get back to plain rain 
Tuesday. Precip should continue until another cold front crosses the 
region sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday. Once again, we could see 
some back side switch over to snow. High pressure should move in for 
Thursday, but CMC is an outlier showing another low crossing the 
Appalachians. Will discount for now and lean more for the 
ensemble/GFS/Euro solutions.

&&

.Aviation...(00Z TAF Issuance)
Updated at 623 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

A low level inversion, showing up on the latest AMDAR soundings out 
of SDF around 4300 feet, will trap moisture near the surface and 
result in widespread IFR to low-end MVFR (fuel alternate) ceilings 
through the TAF period. A few breaks in the low ceiling will be 
possible Friday morning, especially at HNB and SDF, but chances are 
not high enough for inclusion in the TAFs at this time.

At 23Z this evening surface low pressure was centered near FWA with 
a cold front dropping south through central Kentucky. Winds will be 
light behind this front, generally from the SW-NW.

Tomorrow evening healthy low pressure in the OKC-LIT area will push 
a warm front northeast into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys, causing 
winds to start coming in from the east. Precipitation associated 
with this system, which will be a significant weather-maker late 
Friday night through Saturday evening, will hold off until just 
after this TAF package.

&&

.LMK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...None.
KY...None.
&&

$$

Short Term...BJS
Long Term...RJS
Aviation...13


JKL

	

923 
FXUS63 KJKL 180059 AAA
AFDJKL

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
National Weather Service Jackson KY
759 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.UPDATE...
Issued at 755 PM EST THU JAN 17 2019

A cold front continues to approach the region as a shortwave also
is moving across the area. This is leading to scattered to
numerous showers working across the area at this time. Some
drizzle or more isolated showers are being reported or indicated
on radar upstream over central KY. These should continue to slowly
become less widespread from northwest to southeast through late
evening and into the overnight as the mid level wave moves east 
and moisture depth/mid level moisture decrease. Low clouds and 
some lower visibilities are also being reported upstream of the 
area. Model guidance suggests at least some transient patchy fog 
overnight, especially along and just behind the cold front as it 
works south and east late this evening and overnight. Ridgetops 
would likely be most susceptible to this. Also, the low level 
flow will become more upslope late, with low level moisture 
remaining. With the low level moisture and clouds persisting, 
chances for light rain showers or possibly drizzle will remain 
most of the night, especially in the far southeast. 

Some adjustments were made to mainly hourly pop and temperature grids
based on recent observations and radar and short term model
trends.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday night)
Issued at 315 PM EST THU JAN 17 2019

The short term portion of the forecast will feature a couple of
bouts of rain across eastern Kentucky to end out the week. The
first round of rain will gradually taper off this evening and
tonight, as a trough of low pressure moves quickly across the Ohio
Valley region. The last of the rain should be exiting the area by
early Friday morning. Temperatures should remain above freezing
for all but our highest elevation locations along the Virginia
border, so rain will be the predominate precipitation type through
tomorrow morning. We should see a brief reprieve from the rain
Friday and Friday night, as we will be between storm systems
during that time. The next round of rain should arrive early
Saturday morning, as another, but much stronger, area of low
pressure moves towards us out of the southern Plains. This system
could bring locally rainfall and accumulating snow to the area
over the weekend. Any rainfall we receive the through late tonight
should be light in nature and should not cause any problems.

Temperatures through the end of the week should be normal during 
the day on Friday, highs in the lower 40s, and well above normal 
the next two nights, with lows in the mid to upper 30s on tap. The
stubborn widespread cloud cover we've been experiencing the past 
several days will not be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we 
will be seeing overcast skies across the area through out the 
period and over the weekend. Winds will continue to blow from the 
south or southwest through tonight, before shifting to the west 
and northwest after the trough moves past us tonight. We should 
then see the winds shift to a general easterly direction across 
the area, as the next storms system approaches from the 
southwest.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 335 PM EST THU JAN 17 2019

The models, aloft, continue to struggle to resolve a couple of major 
weather systems to affect the region through the extended portion of 
the forecast. The first of these sweep through Saturday and Sunday 
as a full latitude trough with the GFS and CMC quicker than the 
slightly stronger ECMWF. The main energy band from this system looks 
to crash through eastern Kentucky late Saturday with a 5h trough 
axis to follow by Sunday morning. Northwest flow then commences 
briefly through the start of the new work week before a temporary 
rebound in heights spread east through the state. Upstream, the next 
major weather system takes shape through the Great Basin - digging 
into the Four Corners Region by Tuesday morning - the ECMWF and CMC 
are deepest with this while the GFS is weaker and quicker. Look for 
southwest flow for Kentucky ahead of this next trough's approach 
into mid week. By Wednesday morning the CMC really starts to lag the 
other models with the ECMWF the fastest and the GFS offering a 
reasonable compromise solution. Going with the latter's idea, the 
trough will pass through Kentucky later Wednesday into Thursday 
morning with the lowest heights moving overhead for the JKL CWA on 
Thursday. Given the uncertainty that remains with both these major 
winter weather troughs have favored a blended solution throughout 
the extended portion of the forecast with some WPC based adjustments 
applied to QPF and snow specifics with the weekend storm. 

Sensible weather will feature one last mild day on Saturday before 
winter makes a strong push back into the region later that night. 
With the track of this potent and deepening sfc low moving east 
right through the state a good slug of moisture will precede the 
cold air and bring soaking rains along with a potential for 
convection across the area on Saturday. Localized high water may 
be an issue from this later Saturday and Saturday night - likely
affecting the rivers by the start of the new work week.

The low track also keeps the cold air north of the CWA sparing 
eastern Kentucky some of the heaviest snow amounts of the storm. 
However, the cold air that pours into the state on brisk northwest
winds will quickly change the liquid pcpn over to snow, with 
perhaps a brief period of freezing rain or sleet at the transition
onset from west to east Saturday night. A couple of inches of 
snow may be possible just in the wake of the cold front into 
Sunday morning with upslope to follow, continuing light snow 
showers, but not much additional accumulation after mid morning. 

Cold temperatures will be the rule on Sunday with highs likely set 
in the morning and readings falling for much of the day. Brisk 
winds will contribute to the cold with single digit wind chills 
possible by evening. CAA continues in the night as air
temperatures bottom out in the single digits for most on Monday 
morning. Some sunshine should make an appearance on Monday while
high pressure is overhead but readings will likely not get above 
freezing for most. 

There will be a brief warmup ahead of the next system on Tuesday 
thanks to some southerly winds and a retreat of the Arctic high to 
the east. With this, though, another round of rain late Tuesday 
will precede a renewed shot of winter's air for Wednesday with 
some light snow accumulation possible mid week as it departs. 
Again temperatures will be down into the low 20s and possibly 
the teens for Thursday morning then struggle to climb into the mid
and upper 30s later that day thanks to system's trailing high 
pressure. Plenty of uncertainty remains with both these systems 
and the potential for further southern development - particularly 
the Wednesday one - that could slow its passage and result in 
more snow. Needless to say, winter is roaring back (or just 
arriving for many) for the extended portion of the forecast and 
beyond.

For temperatures in the extended, did not deviate far from the Blend 
except to lower them across the board later in the week with the
potential for additional intrusions of modified arctic air. As 
for PoPs, lingered them longer than the guidance into Sunday
evening for upslope and also tweaked them down to the west late in
the period - favoring the southeast development with the latter
system as it departs Wednesday into Thursday. 

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)
ISSUED AT 735 PM EST THU JAN 17 2019

A cold front is approaching the region while a mid level shortwave
is also moving across the area. This is leading to scattered to
numerous showers at this time. IFR and MVFR ceilings and/or vis 
are being reported across the region at issuance with LIFR or near
or below airport mins in some locations. The model consensus is 
for low level moisture to remain even behind the front and 
shortwave though chances for showers diminish during the first 6
hours of the period. Also low level winds will become more 
upslope or westerly overnight as well. The guidance consensus is 
for IFR to persist overnight with some locations experiencing 
below airport min ceilings. The IFR should linger beyond 12Z
Friday as well with some improvements into the MVFR range 
possible, especially in the north from about 18Z on.

&&

.JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE...JP
SHORT TERM...AR
LONG TERM...GREIF
AVIATION...JP

      
PAH

	
471 
FXUS63 KPAH 172341
AFDPAH

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
541 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Saturday night)
Issued at 215 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

Other than keeping an eye upon patchy fog, which numerical mos
hints may occur tonight (so we added it in the grids), there are 
no widespread issues with an otherwise moist low level environ 
topped by some dry air intrusion aloft (mid levels) in the wake of
the departing light rain system.

Friday sets the stage for the weekend, as we warm/moisten the
profile again. Pcpn should hold off til Friday night, and the
thermo profile supports all rain. Despite minor model track
differences, a consensus toward the GFS track of the Low just to
our south, does nudge upward vertical motion/instability fields
sufficient for an inclusion of slight chance of thunder mention,
across our south and southeast, mainly from the Bootheel eastward
across our Tennessee border counties in western Kentucky, late
Friday night. This was already in there from the previous
forecast, so was only slightly massaged per the latest timing and
swody2 outlook. As such, rainfall totals will range from around 1
inch in the north, to perhaps as high as 1.25 or 1.5 inches 
across the south, if convective influences could enhance rainfall 
there. Note Hop area in new WPC Marginal-Slight risk Excessive 
Rain outlook. 

Arctic air slamming down the system's backside comes as early as
Saturday afternoon in our far northwest, then translates
southeastward across the remainder of the FA thru Saturday night.
The pcpn event is largely over by 06z-09z Sunday, though the pop 
lingers thru 12z for collab purposes. The soundings still say the 
transition will be rain to snow (maybe brief rain/snow mix), so we
set probice to negate fzra mention. This was done by nearly all 
surrounding offices as well, so good collab there. The best chance
for accumulating snows, still to the north, mainly along a 
Perryville, Mo to Mount Carmel, IL line, where upwards to 2 inches
cannot be ruled out. Lesser amounts trail south of there, with 
probably not much expected south of the Ohio river.

Winds bringing that Arctic air in will begin their effects as
well, perhaps even briefly resulting in some blowing snow 
conditions with reduced vsbys, again most likely north. Plummeting
temps will combine with winds to result in wind chills in the
single digits and teens late Saturday night.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 215 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

Medium range models such as the 12Z GFS, FV3-GFS, and the ECMWF have 
come into better agreement on the flow aloft across the CONUS, which 
is forecast to be quite amplified and active. The 12Z Canadian 
appeared to be the odd model out, especially by Day 4, with more of 
a split flow, which resulted in slower movement/different evolution 
of a mid level shortwave trof and surface low/cold front affecting 
the country's mid section. As a result the initialization blend held 
on to pcpn much longer than what appeared to be a more probable 
scenario, which was pcpn ending by Wed night/Thu (Day6 night/Day 7). 
We collaborated a reduction in PoPs to below 15% in that time 
period, in addition to Wx/QPF/snow amount.   

The extended forecast period for us will start out with 
northwesterly flow aloft and surface high pressure, transitioning to 
a brief period of ridging aloft by Mon. Mon night, the surface 
pressure gradient will begin to tighten ahead of another dynamic low 
pressure system. Under deep fast southwesterly flow, PoPs are 
forecast to ramp up dramatically on Tue. Due to more uncertainty in 
previous model runs, we decided to limit peak PoPs to about 60% with 
this system for now. The best time interval for pcpn will be Tue/Tue 
night, with waning PoPs west-to-east by Wed, with the aforementioned 
PoP reduction Wed night/Thu. Roughly an inch of rain is forecast.

At this time, it appears that the initial batch of pcpn will be 
mainly rain, followed by a changeover to a brief wintry mix/snowfall 
on Tue night. Rain or snow is possible Wed in the southern half of 
the region. At this time, forecast snow amounts are quite uncertain, 
and subject to change.

&&

.AVIATION...
Issued at 541 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

With the cold front pushing past the WFO PAH TAF sites, there will
be mainly IFR ceiling conditions dominating for the early part of
Friday. There should be enough northwesterly winds to keep
visibilities predominately VFR at this time. Will need to monitor
wind trends as high pressure gradually works eastward toward the
WFO PAH TAF sites.

&&

.PAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IL...None.
MO...None.
IN...None.
KY...None.
&&

$$

AVIATION...Smith

     
 

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 700pm EST, Thursday January 17, 2019

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 46 degrees west, near 42 degrees central, and near 38 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, light rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Tobacco stripping conditions are favorable west, favorable central, and favorable east. Visibility is less than one mile east. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The wind chill is near 34 degrees east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Hopkinsville and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 38 degrees at Jackson. Click here for the entire list of ag. weather observations across Kentucky.

  
Updated Thursday Evening, January 17, 2019

......Heavy Rain and Flooding Saturday...Sharply Colder Saturday Night with Winter Mix and then Snow...
.........Bitter Cold Sunday thru Monday Morning with BRRR Wind Chills....

Light showers will push off to the east this evening and overnight, leading to dry conditions for the end of the work week. Kentucky will see similar temperatures tomorrow with highs low to middle 40s.

A much stronger system will bring more substantial rain, heavy at times, Friday night into Saturday. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are expected and could lead to localized flooding on creeks, streams, and low-lying areas, along with rises on some rivers.

A changeover to snow is expected from the northwest Saturday afternoon and evening as much colder arctic air arrives behind a strong cold front. Gusty northwest winds will result in wind chill readings in the single digits by late Saturday night and Sunday morning. Some snow accumulation is possible Sunday.

Temperatures plummet 20 to 30 degrees Saturday night and bitter cold temperatures continue into Monday morning. Livestock Cold Stress will plunge into the Emergency Category during this period.Wind chills Sunday will only be from 5-15, and from 3 below to 5 above zero early Monday morning.

Kentucky Weather Forecast

Western KY:
Central KY:
Eastern KY:

Specific and detailed farm-by-farm weather forecast information is available in your Point Ag Forecast. New County Ag Weather Page, Current Conditions:Kentucky
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 Across the Commonwealth...
Western KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Central KY .TONIGHT...Cloudy. Rain in the evening. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Rain in the evening, then a chance of rain. Near steady temperatures around 40. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Across the Commonwealth for the next week...

WESTERN KY AREA (including Paducah):

     
Thu Jan 17 16:02:02 EST 2019

McCracken-
Including the city of Paducah
252 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds
around 5 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...A slight chance of rain in the evening, then rain
after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds around
10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Rain. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph in the morning increasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
around 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near
100 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Snow...possibly mixed with rain
in the evening, then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Lows
in the lower 20s. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around
35 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. 
.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper
30s. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning, then
rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of
precipitation 60 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain likely in the evening, then snow likely
after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation
60 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of snow in the morning, then
a slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the
mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. 


 

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CENTRAL KY AREA (including Louisville and Lexington):

  
   
Thu Jan 17 15:34:26 EST 2019

Fayette-
Including the city of Lexington
334 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TONIGHT...Cloudy. Rain in the evening. Lows in the mid 30s. West
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds up
to 5 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in
the upper 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Rain. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.
Chance of rain near 100 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers
and freezing rain. Some snow accumulation possible. Lows around
20. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.SUNDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow
showers. Highs in the lower 20s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 6. Wind chill readings
6 below to 4 above zero. 
.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s.
Wind chill readings 7 below to 3 above zero. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the mid
20s. 
.TUESDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers. Highs
around 40. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow
showers. Lows in the lower 20s. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow
showers. Highs in the mid 30s. 


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EASTERN KY AREA (including Jackson):

  
Thu Jan 17 15:45:21 EST 2019

Breathitt-
Including the city of Jackson
345 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TONIGHT...Rain in the evening, then a chance of rain. Near 
steady temperatures around 40. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 
percent. 
.FRIDAY...Cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. Light winds. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain near dawn.
Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds. 
.SATURDAY...Rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s. Light winds
becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain
near 100 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain showers in the evening, then snow or rain
showers late. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds around 10 mph
shifting to the northwest late. Chance of precipitation
90 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Much cooler. Partly sunny with snow showers likely.
Highs in the upper 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 10 above. 
.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper
20s. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 20 to 25. 
.TUESDAY...Warmer. Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain.
Highs in the upper 40s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with rain or snow likely. Lows in the mid
30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Highs in the lower 40s.
Chance of rain 60 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow
or rain. Lows in the mid 20s. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain or
snow. Highs in the upper 30s. 


Kentucky Medium & Long Range Outlook:

KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JAN 23-27 JAN 25-JAN 31 JAN JAN-MAR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Below Below Precipitation: Above Below Below Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
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And here's the UK Ag, Lawn and Garden Forecast...




WEST - Hazardous Weather
Thu Jan 17 14:59:31 EST 2019 Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton- White-Jackson-Williamson-Saline-Gallatin-Union-Johnson-Pope- Hardin-Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh- Warrick-Spencer-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle-Ballard-McCracken-Graves- Livingston-Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell- Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean- Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter- Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid- 159 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday Locally heavy rainfall is possible Friday night into Saturday. Isolated thunderstorms may enhance rainfall totals along the Tennessee and Arkansas borders, in far southeast Missouri and western Kentucky. Refer to the Special Weather Statement for additional details. Very gusty north winds will bring in Arctic air to the region, changing rain to snow Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. Some accumulating snows will be possible, especially north of the Ohio River, where the wind could also result in some blowing snow that reduces visibilities at times. Refer to the Special Weather Statement for additional details. The strong winds and cold air will result in wind chills in the single digits and lower teens by Sunday morning, and wind chills may again be in the single digits to mid teens Monday morning as well. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.
CENTRAL - Hazardous Weather
Thu Jan 17 15:41:41 EST 2019 Orange-Washington-Scott-Jefferson-Dubois-Crawford-Perry-Harrison- Floyd-Clark-Hancock-Breckinridge-Meade-Ohio-Grayson-Hardin-Bullitt- Oldham-Trimble-Henry-Shelby-Franklin-Spencer-Anderson-Woodford- Fayette-Bourbon-Nicholas-Nelson-Mercer-Jessamine-Larue-Marion-Boyle- Garrard-Madison-Butler-Edmonson-Hart-Green-Taylor-Casey-Lincoln- Logan-Warren-Simpson-Allen-Barren-Monroe-Metcalfe-Adair-Russell- Cumberland-Clinton- Including the cities of Paoli, Salem, Scottsburg, Madison, Jasper, English, Tell City, Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Lewisport, Hawesville, Hardinsburg, Brandenburg, Hartford, Leitchfield, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, Milton, New Castle, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana, Taylorsville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle, Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Winchester, Hodgenville, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Morgantown, Brownsville, Horse Cave, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Liberty, Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin, Providence, Scottsville, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown, Burkesville, and Albany 341 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019 /241 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019/ This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. A low pressure system will bring periods of heavy rain Saturday into Saturday evening across the area, particularly in southern Kentucky. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible. This rainfall could lead to localized flooding on creeks, streams, and low-lying areas, along with rises on some rivers. Isolated thunderstorms are possible across Southern Kentucky, some of which could produce some strong wind gusts. Temperatures plummet 20 to 30 degrees Saturday night and bitter cold temperatures will continue into Monday morning. Expect a transition over to snow Saturday night. The best chance of measurable snowfall will be across southern Indiana and north central and east central Kentucky where an inch or two of snow is possible. Cold air blasting into the region likely will allow that snow to freeze on area roadways, bringing travel concerns into Sunday morning as well as noticeably low wind chills. Another cold front will move into the region Tuesday, bringing additional rain and snow chances into Wednesday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotters are asked to report any flooding Saturday as well as precipitation type and and snowfall amounts Saturday night.
EAST - Hazardous Weather
Thu Jan 17 16:02:25 EST 2019 Fleming-Montgomery-Bath-Rowan-Estill-Powell-Menifee-Rockcastle- Jackson-Pulaski-Laurel-Wayne-McCreary-Whitley-Knox-Bell-Harlan- Elliott-Morgan-Johnson-Wolfe-Magoffin-Floyd-Lee-Breathitt-Knott- Owsley-Perry-Clay-Leslie-Letcher-Martin-Pike- Including the cities of Flemingsburg, Camargo, Jeffersonville, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Morehead, Irvine, Ravenna, Clay City, Stanton, Frenchburg, Brodhead, Mount Vernon, McKee, Annville, Burnside, Somerset, London, Monticello, Stearns, Whitley City, Corbin, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Middlesboro, Pineville, Cumberland, Harlan, Sandy Hook, West Liberty, Paintsville, Campton, Salyersville, Prestonsburg, Wheelwright, Beattyville, Jackson, Hindman, Pippa Passes, Booneville, Hazard, Manchester, Hyden, Jenkins, Whitesburg, Inez, Coal Run, Elkhorn City, Pikeville, and South Williamson 355 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Times of moderate to heavy showers could lead to excessive rains and localized flooding on Saturday and Saturday night. A sharp cold front then brings some light snow accumulations to the area Saturday night into Sunday. This will be followed by a quick burst of very cold air with wind chills down into the single digits to near zero Sunday night and Monday morning. Some light accumulations of snow will also be possible on Wednesday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be needed this weekend for a period of active weather.