Frost on the pumpkins

Good Saturday to one and all. Frost and freezing conditions have taken over the Bluegrass State, and this means the growing season is over. If you’ve been reading this blog in recent weeks, you know this cold shot is arriving during the exact time we said it would.

This is a very cold shot and it’s coming almost two weeks earlier than normal. A typical year produces our first freeze during the final week of October.

Here’s a review of how this plays out:

  • Highs Saturday will reach only the low and middle 50s with a gusty wind.
  • Sunday morning lows drop into the mid- and upper 20s.
  • Sunday also will see highs mainly in the 50s.
  • Monday morning finds lows in the upper 20s to low 30s with another freeze.

Needless to say, take care of the tender plants and vegetation.

The weather for much of next week looks much, much better. Highs will be well into the 60s and could hit the low 70s again.

The pattern is getting ready to get very active, with another cold front sweeping our way late next week or on the weekend. The models are also showing a tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico.

These two try to get together and bring rain our way:


That’s from the Canadian Model, but the European Model shows something similar:


That’s still a ways away, so we have plenty of time to see how it all plays out. Until then, bundle up and take care.

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