Good Saturday to one and all and welcome to October. Mother nature is in fast forward mode right now as the weather this weekend will feel more like November with the weather maps taking on a winter look.
Before we look ahead… let’s put the finishing touches on September. Lexington had the 7th wettest September on record with 5.97″ of rain. The average temp was right at 66 degrees and that is just over 2 degrees below normal.
I do have some subtle changes to the forecast as the big trough in the east becomes cut off from the main flow. This is the third major cutoff upper level low of the past month and continues a rather extreme look to the overall weather pattern.
Let’s look at the 5 Day Forecast before we talk about the changes…
– Today will be a blustery and cold day for much of Kentucky. The eastern part of the state will see temps struggling to get out of the upper 40s with low and mid 50s for central Ky and near 60 in the far west.
– The closed upper low will spin across the eastern Ohio Valley into the Mid Atlantic states through the weekend. This is basically slowing everything down for a while and means the threat for showers across eastern parts of the state well into Monday. These won’t be constant, but will increase with each disturbance rotating around the low. Check this bad boy out…
– The slower nature of this low means the frost threat tonight is not as clear cut as clouds and showers will be a factor. Areas that clear the skies tonight will dip into the low and mid 30s and the best chance for that is across the central and west.
– Highs Sunday will hit the low 50s east and mid and upper 50s central with the west in the low 60s. We will have to watch for some shower action drifting westward during the day.
– A lingering shower in the east is possible on Monday before the low begins to pull away. Highs will be in the 60s.
– Indian Summer is still on for the middle and end of next week.
Let’s get you setup to track today’s weather action…
Have a great Saturday and take care.