Wind and rain set to increase

Good Monday, everyone. A very busy week of weather is kicking off across the Bluegrass State, with clouds and showers on the increase. What’s left of historic Hurricane Patricia will sweep into our region over the next few days with an increase in storms and wind.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Showers develop from south to north on Monday, with steady rains arriving Monday night. Highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s.
  • Tuesday is a very wet day, with the potential for a rumble of thunder. Highs will be held in the 50s.
  • Tuesday night and Wednesday morning will find warmer and slightly more unstable air into our region. Winds will begin to really crank as some thunderstorms develop. Low-topped showers and storms could produce strong wind gusts.
  • The front appears to pass through a little quicker Wednesday, with some breaks in the action later in the day. Winds will continue to crank as temps drop after a morning spike.
  • The GFS shows the progression of our system:


Chilly and gusty winds blow in Thursday, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.

This takes us into the big Halloween/Breeders’ Cup weekend, which is already getting my attention. Of course, a lot is riding on the weather that weekend. This we know. The entire weekend weather will be dictated by what happens with a slow-moving system ejecting out of the Southwestern states.

The GFS continues to bring the threat of late Saturday rains followed by a lot of wet weather:

GFS 2Again, it’s all about the timing on when that system from the southwest moves east and northeast. This is not a setup to fully trust any run of the European Model. It really stinks on how it handles southwestern energy. As a matter of fact, wild variations will be possible in all the models.

I leave you with your daily dose of radars to track the increasing rains from the south:



Make it a great Monday and take care.

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