A wicked weather period ahead

Good Wednesday to one and all. We have a few days of very nice weather upon us and I suggest you get outside and enjoy them. A nasty looking pattern is ready to take over as we hit the upcoming weekend and it’s a pattern that looks more like late November or early December than early October.

High temps today will hit the upper 60s to low 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. I still can’t rule out a light shower… especially early today.

Current Temperatures

Thursday will be the pick weather day of the next week as we see mainly sunny skies return. A southeasterly wind will boost those highs back into the middle 70s for our part of the world. Friday is the opening day at Keeneland and the weather looks pretty good. Low and mid 70s will be likely as winds gust up ahead of a strong cold front. Clouds will slowly increase and a shower or thunderstorm will be possible during the evening.

The front moving into town Friday night and early Saturday means business. A wave of low pressure will develop along the front and roll across the region. Showers will be widespread during this time as winds gust up and temps take a dramatic drop. Readings by Saturday afternoon may fall into the upper 40s and low 50s.

The cold air will continue to pour in here Sunday and Monday and the European Model shows the heart of the cold right on top of us:

That’s some wicked cold air and should produce snow from the Midwest into the Great Lakes and northeast.

Sunday’s highs may not get out of the upper 40s and below freezing numbers will be possible for Monday and Tuesday mornings. The growing season may come to an abrupt end.

Enjoy your Wednesday and take care.

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