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:
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:
The 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:
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.