Good Thursday everyone. Our work week is rolling on, and we are heading toward the weekend on a very nice weather note. The nice stuff will carry us for only a few more days, and then we get in on a serious case of ugly weather. That action rolls into town just in time for the first weekend of October.
Today’s weather looks to be equally as nice as what we had out there Wednesday. Highs will hit the 70s under partly sunny skies. Winds will gust up from time to time, but this is going to be a very nice day.
The opening day out at Keeneland is Friday, and it looks fantastic. Highs will hit the low and mid-70s as clouds slowly increase and our winds begin to pick up. A very strong cold front will arrive in here by Friday evening. Showers will break out, winds will gust up and our temps will take a major tumble. Readings could drop more than 30 degrees from late Friday afternoon into Friday night.
Showers will be going strong to start the day Saturday as our front puts the brakes on. This will allow for a wave of low pressure to develop along the front and roll just to our south Saturday night and Sunday. After a brief break in the showers Saturday afternoon, rain returns, and it will be a cold rain at that from Saturday evening into Sunday.
High temps on Saturday will struggle to get out of the 50-55 degree range. Sunday looks even colder, with upper 40s and low 50s a good bet as northwesterly winds continue to funnel cold air in here.
Skies will clear by Sunday night, and that’s when our temps will tank. Readings in the upper 20s and low 30s look likely by Monday morning, and that might set us up for an early end to the growing season.
There are two more cold fronts set to affect our part of the world later in the week. One arrives late Tuesday into Wednesday with some showers, and the other will blow in by the end of next week. Both of those fronts will bring reinforcing shots of well below-normal temps.
Have a great Thursday and take care.