Another Round of Polar Vortex for the Area?
The arctic temperatures that froze the region last week may be back for an encore.
That could happen as early as Tuesday.
But first, another round of snow will hit Northern Kentucky on Saturday.
A clipper system will rapidly move from the northern plains into the Ohio Valley tonight and as it does, snow will spread from west to east across the region. The National Weather Service reports that as the system moves east, it will weaken, with the snow tapering off toward Sunday morning.
A winter weather advisory has been issued by the NWS with a possible accumulation of one to two inches of snow. That advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Meanwhile, meteorologists are seeing signs of a repeat of the Polar Vortex, according to The Atlantic Cities:
Currently a weakened Polar Vortex is sitting still over the Hudson Bay, just above Quebec, minding its own business and causing some mild snowstorms. But the Vortex will start moving south at the beginning of next week, and a combination of air systems will create the kind of cold air that bothered much of the U.S. at the beginning of January.
The report says temperatures could be even worse than our first bout with the Vortex, though those temperatures are not yet certain.
Your 7-day forecast:
SATURDAY A chance of flurries before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT Snow, mainly before 4am. Low around 24. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
SUNDAY A chance of snow before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 13 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph.
MONDAY Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT A chance of snow showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
TUESDAY A chance of snow showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0.
WEDNESDAY Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
THURSDAY Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
FRIDAY Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
Photo: Snow on Madison Avenue in Covington on Thursday/RCN