A super active weather pattern ahead

Good Friday to one and all. Our gorgeous stretch of fall weather is about to come to a crashing end. A very active weather pattern is on the way for the final week of October. This setup can bring a lot of rain and wind our way.

The first round of rain arrives Saturday as a cold front sweeps in from the west. Showers and thunderstorms will increase during the day. Here’s a look at the future radar from the NAM:

NAMWinds will be very gusty and could reach 30 mph at times as the cold front moves in.

Showers will be around into the first half of Sunday, but some late-day clearing is a possibility. Highs will be in the 60- to 65-degree range in many areas.

The next storm system is likely to have a huge impact on our weather from Tuesday through Thursday of next week. For more than a week, we’ve said to watch for a system diving in from Canada that tries to pick up something of a tropical nature in the Gulf of Mexico. That scenario is exactly what’s now showing up on the models.

Check out this monster on the European Model:

Euro 2The Gulf system works right into the Ohio Valley on Wednesday with heavy rain, thunderstorms and high winds. It then merges with the system dropping in from Canada to form a powerhouse of a storm in the Great Lakes:

EuroTaken verbatim, the European Model shows wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph on Wednesday.

Much colder air pushes in Thursday and carries us into the start of Breeders’ Cup/Halloween weekend. I will get more specific on that forecast this weekend.

Make it a great day and take care.

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