Good Monday to one and all. We have more in the way of warmer than normal temperatures for the next few days. Get out there and enjoy it because some big changes push in by the end of the week. That will lead us into a VERY chilly first weekend of October.
Highs today will generally run in the upper 70s across much of central and eastern Kentucky. A stray shower or two will be possible in the bluegrass region, with a better chance in the south and east.
Highs will be right around the 80 degree mark for Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds will begin to increase from the southwest and those winds may howl on Thursday. That’s when a powerful cold front edges in from the west.
That front should bring a big increase in shower and thunderstorm action late in the day and that looks to carry us into Friday.
Here’s how the European Model sees it:
That’s a big blast of wind that shows up along and behind the front as colder air swings in. That doesn’t bode well for the opening day of the Keeneland Fall Meet on Friday. I will continue to update that forecast based on the timing of the front.
Highs by Saturday may not get out of the low 60s with the chance for a stray shower. Temps will be in the 50s for kickoff of the Cats game at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday evening.
This is leading us into a pattern that features overall dips in the jet stream over the next few weeks: