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Arctic Blast Predicted

winter weather warning 02 300WESTERN KENTUCKY (1/27/14) — With another arctic blast headed into the region, dangerously low temperatures and wind will be a cause for concern for man and beast tonight.

According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, the mostly sunny skies and 20 degree temperature of today will give way to chillier air tonight as lows dip to around 3 degrees.

The predicted 6 to 13 mph winds with gusts up to 21 mph will make conditions feel like 9 below zero.

For Tuesday, temperatures will only rise to around 16 degrees with a north wind at 5 to 8 mph. Wind chill values will continue at -9. Tuesday night, 5 degrees with clear skies is predicted with a northwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday brings sunny skies with a high near 27 and a southwest wind at 5 to 7 mph primarily in the morning. Wednesday night, a low of around 18 with south winds at 7 to 10 mph is likely.

Above freezing temperatures are predicted for Thursday with a sunny high of near 39 degrees. However it will be breezy with 10 to 16 mph winds and gusts up to 24 mph.

And, there's a slight chance of snow for Thursday night with a low of around 28 degrees. Snow chances continue into Friday with a high near 40 and light winds.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

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