Watching the weekend changes

Good Thursday, folks. We’re inching closer and closer to the first weekend of October and that means the opening of the fall meet at Keeneland. While we do have some warm temps ahead, a big change is lurking before the weekend is finished.

Today will feature a scattering of showers and thunderstorms across central and eastern Kentucky. The area most at risk will be across the northern half of the region. Let your network of radars help you through the day:

Locally heavy rain will accompany any shower or storm that goes up today. Highs will be in the mid and upper 70s for many.

Friday will feature partly sunny skies and temps around 80 degrees on a gusty southwesterly wind. There is the chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm developing as the day wears on. That’s something we will follow for the fist day of Keeneland.

A powerful storm system will roll out of the plains and into the Great Lakes over the weekend. That will drag a strong cold front into the state by Saturday night:

NAMThat system is going to put down some big snows across the Rockies and upper plains states, so you know it’s fairly potent.  We also have to keep a close eye on the Gulf of Mexico and the possibility of a tropical system developing there.

Some of the models try to bring some of that moisture northward into our region.

As of now, it looks like the best chance for rain will come late Saturday into Sunday. That’s also when much cooler air moves in from the west.

Have a great day and take care.

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