Much of Kentucky is preparing for a very cold weekend and a frigid start to next week. Forecasters predict temperatures on Tuesday could struggle to reach 30 degrees.
Dr. Greg Goodrich with the Kentucky Climate Center at WKU says a prolonged stretch of sub-freezing weather in Kentucky is unusual for November. He says a super typhoon in the Bering Sea last week has caused the mercury to plummet here.
“What that did is it dislodged the polar vortex and caused a piece of it to slide southward across Canada and into the United States,” said Goodrich . “And so the leading edge of that cold air crossed our area on Wednesday and looks like we’re going to get another reinforcing wave of that cold air here over the weekend to make it even colder early next week.”
Goodrich says these temperatures are more commonly seen during the winter months in Kentucky.