A fall cold front arrives today

Good Thursday to one and all. We have a strong cold front blasting across central and eastern Kentucky today. This front will set off rounds of showers and thunderstorms today, but the big news is what comes in behind it. That’s a blast of very cool air that may send readings close to record lows over the weekend.

The storms today could be a little on the strong side as they blow through. Torrential rain and lots of lightning will be likely. A few may contain small hail and high winds. That will be something for us to keep a close eye on.

Your radar network will come in very handy:

 

The front will clear the area this evening with cooler and drier air surging in behind it. Temps by Friday morning will be in the 50s and only recover into the upper 60s to around 70 for highs.

Lows by Saturday morning will drop into the 40-45 degree range for many. Sunday morning will likely see a similar temp gradient. Record lows for Lexington could be in jeopardy. The records look like this:

Saturday: 41   1975

Sunday: 43   1985

The weather in between those lows continues to look awesome. That’s great news for Wildcat fans heading out to Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.

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Even with the cool temps… the sun is high in the sky, so slap on that sunscreen.

A reinforcing shot of cool air looks to move in on Monday. That may touch off a stray shower or two:GFS 2Make it a great day and take care.

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