Windy and chilly weather continues

Good Tuesday, everyone. A big storm is just developing across the Eastern Seaboard, and it will keep Kentucky in the chill for a few more days. If you’re a fan of blustery days and crisp nights, this is the week for you.

Here is what this storm looks like through Wednesday:

NAMNotice how the wind barbs are all coming from the north and northeast. That’s a very chilly flow around that nor’easter. It might throw a few more showers our way as highs stay in the 50s Tuesday. Those gusty winds will make it feel much colder.

The lower-than-normal temperatures will hang tough through the next several days. Take a look at the high-temperature departure from normal on the GFS:

GFSOvernight lows through Friday are likely to drop into the 30s for much of Central and Eastern Kentucky.

The early call for the weekend is for better weather to move in. Highs should hit the upper 60s to near 70, with mainly dry weather.

The GFS is keeping the much higher-than-normal temps well to our west:

GFS 2  I think many of you will take that as the fall colors reach their peak this weekend.

I leave you with your tracking toys of the day:

Current temperatures

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Have a great day and take care.

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Chilly winds continue to blow

Good Monday and welcome to a brand-new work week.  Chilly air rolls on across Central and Eastern Kentucky as we watch a big storm along the east coast. That system will throw a shower our way, but the blustery conditions will take center stage.

Highs Monday will hit the upper 50s to low 60s in most areas as clouds increase. Those clouds will spit our scattered showers late in the day.

Current temperatures

The best chance comes our way Monday night and Tuesday as the storm cranks to our east. Winds will really increase around this potent storm as colder air continues to funnel from the north:

GFS

That storm will be a super-slow mover along the northeastern seaboard. Most of the rain with that will stay to our east, but a shower will be possible into Wednesday.

Colder-than-normal air should take us into Thursday and Friday. Some of the models might warm us up this weekend. The GFS is showing highs in the 70s before a cold front arrives early next week:

GFS 2The European Model isn’t nearly as warm and brings that front in Sunday instead of Tuesday. One of the reasons we’re seeing the models differ is because we might see a tropical system develop in the Gulf over the next few days.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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A chilly week ahead

Good Sunday to one and all. We’re getting ready to wrap up a very chilly weekend here in the bluegrass state. This looks to hang tough into the upcoming work week as temps average well below normal.

Let’s start things out with where we are and roll forward.

Our Sunday begins with patchy frost and temps in the 30s, but will end with some sun and highs in the mid to upper 50s. Overall, this is a pleasant fall day.

Current temperatures

Another system will shoot in here from the northwest on Monday. That will bring an increase in showers during the afternoon and evening:

Euro 2Winds will gust up as temps stay on the chilly side with 50s for highs. Those showers should continue into Tuesday as our system develops into a massive nor’easter.  That will cause even colder air to be funneled in here on a strong north to northeasterly wind flow:

EuroWe could also see another shower or two trying to develop, especially across the eastern parts of the state. Any day that features clouds and showers may find temps struggling to get to 50 degrees for a high.

That system is so potent, snows may fly as close by as the West Virginia mountains.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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Tracking another chilly shot

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. The one day mild spell is now a thing of the past as chilly air surges back in from the north. This blast of chill will set the stage for patchy frost late tonight and Sunday morning.

The front swinging in early today may have a few showers filling in behind it. The greatest chance will be across the eastern half of the state. Winds will be very gusty and that will make temps in the 50s feel more like the 40s at times.

Current temperatures

Skies will clear this evening as the cold air continues to settle in. This will set the stage for readings to drop into the low and mid 30s for most of central and eastern Kentucky:

GFS

Frost is a real possibility by Sunday morning. Green thumbs should take necessary precautions.

Highs Sunday afternoon will reach the mid and upper 50s under mostly sunny skies.

The new week will start with another system working our way from the northwest. This will likely spit out numerous showers late Monday into Tuesday. Those will be chilly and feature gusty winds adding to the chill.

That same system then blows up once it reaches the east coast by Wednesday:

Euro 2That will keep the chilly air going strong around here on a gusty northeasterly wind flow. We could even see a shower or two from that system.

Colder than normal temperatures will hang tough through next week.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Chilly weather returns for the weekend

Good Friday to one and all. We have a gorgeous day to kick off the weekend in the Bluegrass State. This might be the nicest day of the entire month, and I suggest you take full advantage of it. Another blast of chill returns for the weekend.

Let’s start things out with how nice Friday really is. Highs will hit the upper 60s to low 70s under partly sunny skies. Winds will gust as a cold front drops toward the region from the north.

That front arrives Saturday with a few showers and gusty winds:

GFSHighs will be in the 50s, but the winds will make it feel colder than that.

Sunday is likely to dawn with frost on the pumpkins and temperatures in the 30s. Afternoon highs will hit the mid- and upper 50s with partly sunny skies.

Another system works in late Monday and Tuesday. That will reinforce the chilly air with rounds of showers working back in:

GFS 2That could get a little ugly, with gusty winds accompanying the chilly air and showers. That storm really begins to crank along the northeastern shoreline by the middle of the week:

GFS 3That would give us more chilly and windy weather through the rest of the week.

Outside of Friday, this is a very chilly pattern for the second part of October.

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking a weekend cold blast

Good Thursday, folks. The weather over the past few days has been about as ugly as it can get during such a pretty time of year. The fall colors have been the only signs of nice, and that should be the case again Thursday.

I am tracking some much prettier weather in the region for the weekend. That might come with a frosty price, though, as another cold shot settles into town.

Numerous showers will with us again Thursday as highs hang in the mid- and upper 50s. There might be some breaks in the clouds late in the day across the western parts of our region.

Current temperatures

The whole mess finally pulls away on Friday with a gorgeous day. Highs will press close to 70 with a partly sunny sky and a gusty southwesterly wind kicking up.

Don’t get spoiled by it, because another cold front shows up early Saturday with a small chance of a shower. That front ushers in chilly air for Saturday and Sunday. Highs look to be in the 50s:

GFS 3

Frost is a strong possibility by Sunday morning as lows head deep into the 30s. That threat might hang tough into Monday:

GFS 2The overall setup for next week will feature lower-than-normal temperatures. This could include another shot of chilly showers late Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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Chilly showers continue

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a huge upper-level low spinning on top of the region, and this is bringing some ugly weather. Damp and chilly conditions will be the name of the weather game for the next few days.

Here’s what this upper low looks like at the jet stream level:

GFS

There are no winds upstairs to push that out of the region, so it will just drift around. This will give us scattered showers Wednesday and Thursday, with gusty winds and low temps. Highs Wednesday will hit the mid- and upper 50s, and the upper 50s to near 60 on Thursday.

Your tracking tools for the day:

 

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Friday will find sunshine returning to the area, with highs spiking well into the mid- and high 60s. Winds will gust ahead of another cold front moving in to start this weekend. There is only a small, small threat for a shower with this front.

This will bring another round of chill our way, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Lows might dip into the upper 30s by Sunday.

Another chilly shower-maker looks to take aim at the region later Monday:

GFS 3That should keep the chillier-than-normal air working into the middle of next week.

Have a great day and take care.

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Severe weather tracker

Good Tuesday, everyone. Strong to severe thunderstorms are rumbling across the state as a powerful cold front works in from the west. This front is ahead of a powerful storm that brings chill changes later in the week.

Here’s a breakdown of Tuesday’s threat:

– A squall line races into Central Kentucky very early Tuesday morning. That line will then work into Eastern Kentucky as the day wears on.

– Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible.

– These storms will put down a lot of rain in a short time. That could lead to local flooding problems.

I have the blog set to be your one stop for tracking Tuesday’s storms:

Tuesday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Have a great day and take care.

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Flash flood watch

Good Monday evening. A squall line of thunderstorms is working into Western Kentucky and should arrive in our region very late Monday night and early Tuesday. That’s when we will need to watch for severe weather.

These storms will contain a tremendous amount of rain that can cause some local high-water problems. A flash flood watch is now out for much of Central Kentucky through Tuesday.

Track the storms in from the west:

Monday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Take care.

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Tracking the severe-weather threat

Good Monday, folks. It feels a little like spring, with warm and humid air in place. I know a lot of people like that feel, but that isn’t a good thing on a day like this. It will help create thunderstorms across the region. Some of these could be strong or severe.

The greatest risk of severe weather will be across the western half of Kentucky. That’s where we are likely to see a squall line of storms develop. That line would slowly work eastward into Central Kentucky overnight. Eastern Kentucky might not get that until Tuesday.

Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will all be possible with that line. Torrential rainfall is quite likely, and that could lead to some high-water problems for some people.

Ahead of this line, scattered showers and storms will be around, and a few of those could be strong.

Here’s you’re extended dose of storm tracking tools:

Monday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Much colder air filters in from west to east on Tuesday as a strong upper level low settles in:

Euro

Winds and showers will go join the chilly air to make for a couple of raw weather days.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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