Fayette County

Monday was the coldest night in two years

Monday night was the coldest night in nearly two years.

According to the National Weather Service, the overnight low in Lexington, recorded just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, was 10 degrees.

It hasn't been that cold in the region, according to the weather service, since Feb. 10, 2011, when the temperature bottomed out at 3 degrees.

Tuesday night isn't likely to be any colder — or much warmer. The weather service forecasts a low of 11 degrees.

The cause of this freeze is arctic air sliding in from the north.

Tuesday is expected to be sunny and cold with a high near 20. The chill is expected to ease on Wednesday, with a projected high of 30 degrees and a low of 21.

By late in the week, sleet or a wintry mix of precipitation is expected, with Northern Kentucky likely to get snow on Thursday night.

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