Tracking record breaking cold temperatures


Plenty of people across the country talking about the weather today, from how much snow they got in their own backyards to how cold it was this morning. The weather certainly played a big factor in people’s lives today. Temperatures only moved into the low to mid 20s for highs even with the sunshine.


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Tonight, high pressure will build in from the west and the some amount of cloud cover we do have will dissipate. From there temperatures are expected to plunge. Overnight low are expected to drop into the single digits. Why so low? We’ll have clear skies, calm winds, and fresh snow all perfect ingredients for extremely cold conditions. A low temperature in the single digits will be a record low temperature and break the low of 13 degrees set back in 1911! The average low for this time of year in Lexington is 39 degrees.

Wednesday, expect mostly sunny skies with temperatures warming up slightly into the mid 30s; however, that’s still below average, with the average high for this time of year in Lexington being 57 degrees.


The forecast remains calm in the near future with partly sunny to mostly sunny skies and dry conditions. The cold front will sweep through the Bluegrass Thursday evening but that will only reinforce the cooler temperatures. We will stay below average temperatures until early next week.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and record low possible, lows in the single digits

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid 30s

THURSDAY: Partly sunny skies, highs in the mid 40s

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 40s

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid 40s

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies, highs in the upper 40s

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies, scattered shower possible, highs in the mid 50s

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies, scattered showers possible, highs in the upper 50s to low 60s

Meteorologist Justin Roth
ABC 36 Storm Team – WTVQ
Lexington, KY