Good Tuesday, folks. It’s another chilly and dreary day across our part of the world, but the focus continues to be on the second half of the week. That’s when moisture from Hurricane Zeta meets up with another storm system to bring heavy rain and gusty winds in here.
Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Highs range from the upper 40s to middle 50s for most of the state as clouds hang tough. A few showers will also be noted from time to time:
Hurricane Zeta is still on a collision course with Louisiana later Wednesday. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:
Notice the cone is a little farther south, but that’s only tracking the center of circulation. Actual tropical rains will be well out ahead of this and should arrive in Kentucky on Wednesday.
At the same time, we will watch our storm system rolling in here from the southwest. That tries to absorb what’s left of Zeta or, at least, pulls in a lot of the moisture from it. The end result would be rounds of heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds around here through Friday.
Here’s how the models handle it:
The NAM only goes through Thursday evening…
The GFS continues to be the most progressive:
The Canadian is steady as she goes:
The EURO looks a lot like the Canadian:
That turns into a big northeastern snowstorm. Here’s what it means for us…
- Rounds of rain and a few thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday.
- Rainfall amounts of a few inches will be possible.
- Wind gusts of 30mph or a little greater may also show up.
- Temps will spike during this time, but come crashing down for Friday. Highs then are only in the 40s.
Another cold front follows that up for Sunday with even colder air to kick off November. The EURO is close to spitting out some flakes on a northwest flow:
Enjoy your day and take care.