Good Friday everyone, and welcome to the much-anticipated pattern change. We’ve been hyping this for a long time, and the cold air is only the first part of the equation. Hurricane Sandy is rolling northward off the East Coast, and that system is going to try to do something extreme and affect our weather.
Let’s start with what’s going on out there today and work forward. A strong cold front is pushing across the state and will cause our temps to tank. We should see readings spiking into the upper 60s in central Kentucky, with 70s in the east by early afternoon. The front sweeps in and temps drop rapidly into the upper 40s and low 50s.
This front also will have a broken line of showers along it, and that means some damp weather into the evening. Your Friday weather trackers:
Leftover showers will continue into Saturday as gusty winds and low temps combine to give us a nasty day. Highs will struggle to get out of the upper 40s.
The cold air will continue to settle in across our region as Hurricane Sandy heads up the East Coast. Odds favor this storm making landfall in the Mid-Atlantic states as it merges with the huge cold-air shot.
The GFS Ensembles shows this storm having a possible impact on our weather:
A track like that will put parts of Kentucky in for some wintry weather. That doesn’t mean it will happen, but the chance for the first snowflakes of the season could be with us.
I will update this possibility through the weekend, so check back. Make it a great Friday and take care.