All eyes on a wild weekend

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have some nice and calm weather across the Bluegrass State for the next few days. All that changes in a big way this weekend as a powerful cold front introduces the first chance of some winter weather.

Highs Tuesday will be in the upper 50s to near 60 with a mix of sun and clouds. There is a small chance of a shower.

Similar conditions will be noted Wednesday.

Temperatures take off by the end of the week, with highs hitting 70 or higher by Thursday and Friday. Winds are going to be very gusty, and that’s bad news for the forest fire situation in the east.

A massive storm is going to bring blizzard conditions to the Rockies and the upper Midwest. As that storm cranks up, it will drag a strong cold front into our region Friday night and early Saturday.

As that front slams through, showers and thunderstorms will sweep through. That unleashes some very cold air. The below maps are for Friday morning, Saturday morning and Sunday morning:


Here’s that broken down a little more:


That strong northwesterly wind flow would unleash the first snowflakes of the season across much of our region.

The Canadian takes it to the extreme with a much stronger secondary system closer to Kentucky:


That would deliver more than the first flakes of snow around here. Again, it’s the extreme.

I mentioned in my last post that the GFS was lost, but it’s finding its way home again:


Bottom line: We’re going from the 70s on Friday to winter weather for the weekend. That winter weather might give us the first snowflakes of the season and highs in the 30s. Wind chills might be deep into the teens at times. How’s that for a drastic change?

The longer-range look continues to advertise winter trying to take hold of the pattern. A couple of systems might cause problems Thanksgiving week.

Make it a great day and take care.

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