Ugly weather to usher in October

Good Wednesday to one and all. September is ending on a very wet note, and it looks as if more wet weather appears to be on the way for early October. As a matter of fact, a huge storm to our east might work against the grain to bring some ugly weather our way.

Rounds of showers will continue across Central and Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday. These could dump additional heavy rain in some areas. Winds will also be rather gusty, with highs in the 60s.



Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 MP 127
I75 NB @ MP 127

US 60 @ US 460
US60 @ US460

Additional showers will be possible Thursday, with highs in the low and middle 60s. From there, our focus then turns toward the East Coast and a potential blockbuster storm.

The big question is, will it be able to capture Tropical Storm Joaquin? The latest GFS shows a monster storm that does just that. Notice how the model develops rain around here early Friday, with possible Hurricane Joaquin lurking near the Bahamas:


That low across the Carolinas might very well capture the hurricane and whip it westward into the Mid-Atlantic states. The GFS shows that very well:


That solution would be devastating for areas along and east of the spine of the Appalachian Mountains. It would also bring wind and showers to Central and Eastern Kentucky. The extent of wind and rain will be determined by just how far west that huge storm can track.

Very chilly air shows up during this time:


This setup could get very interesting as we roll forward.

Make it a great day and take care.

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