The crazy weather continues as 2011 comes to an end and 2012 begins. Out like a lamb in like a lion will be the theme over the next 48 hours.
Mild continues continue for much of the midwest as temps warm into the mid 50s today. It will be breezy at times as winds gust from the West ahead of an approaching cold front. The "warming" winds in addition to our location (ahead of a cold front) are reasons for the mild end to 2011.
Temperatures will slowly settle into the mid 40s before midnight then into the upper 30s (north of the River) and near 40 for us in Louisville for overnight lows. Heading out to celebrate the New Year it will stay dry and above average. In fact, come midnight I expect temps to be warmer than our average daytime HIGHS...kinda wacky. :)
NEW YEARS DAY AND LOOKING AHEAD...
Things get interesting tomorrow as a cold front approaches from the West. We'll see clouds thicken throughout the day tomorrow and an early morning high of 45 degrees quickly fall by late afternoon/evening. Winds will also remain impressive tomorrow making it feel colder than the actual air temperature. We can't rule out an isolated sprinkle or two but the main punch with this system will be the drastic drop in temps. Sunday evening into Monday temperatures will settle back into the 20s and come Monday highs are expected to remain in the upper 20s, low 30s. Tuesday highs will remain in the 20s...so a true arctic blast of air is expected. With such cold air a few snow showers can't be ruled out Monday/Tuesday, with the best chance North and East of Louisville.
Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year...many blessings! See you in 2012. - Lauren