A weekend warm-up

Good Thursday everyone. After a frosty cold start to our day, our weather is about to finally warm up, just in time for the weekend. That’s the big weather news over the next several days.

Temps this morning will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s, and that essentially ends the growing season a few weeks early. This will mark the sixth time this fall that Lexington has recorded temps below 40 degrees, and that’s the coldest start to the season since 2000.

Mostly sunny skies will be with us today as temps recover toward the lower 40s.

Current temperatures

A weak front moves into the state Friday and may touch off a scattered shower or two, especially across the south. Readings will be back into the 60- to 65-degree range.

Much warmer air then surges in here on Saturday as southwesterly winds crank up. Highs head into the middle 70s for most of the region, and this is going to be an awesome day to get outside and enjoy the fall colors.

A cold front will then sweep in by Sunday with a line of showers and thunderstorms. Highs should be around 70 to end the weekend. Another storm makes a run at us by the middle of next week, and that could be a big wet-weather maker. The jet stream behind that storm takes a big dip:

That should deliver more cold temps to much of the country by the end of the week, and the models suggest that pattern persists into the following weekend:

Enjoy your Thursday and take care.

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