Storms usher in another fall blast

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have a big fall cold front sweeping across the state, bringing showers and storms to the region. This front ushers in another very cool air mass for the days ahead. At the same time, we are watching Hurricane Irma churning across the Caribbean.

Tuesday’s showers and storms can produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall early in the day, but the action becomes much more isolated in the afternoon and evening:

Highs over the next few days will be only in the 60s, with lows hitting the 40s. The upper-air pattern looks a lot like what you would find during winter. As a matter of fact, it’s so cold that some lake-effect rain showers will fire up. A few of those will affect our weather:

Pleasant temps look to continue through the weekend. Highs will generally range from 70 to 75 degrees, and that will make for an awesome home opener for Kentucky’s football team at Kroger Field.

Hurricane Irma continues to churn west toward the Caribbean and is likely to affect the United States this weekend. The track on Irma keeps shifting farther south:

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The latest GFS continues to target Florida, then slowly works our way:

Here’s the rain map with that run:

The new Canadian model takes Irma into the eastern Gulf, with a landfall around the Florida Peninsula, and shows rain into Kentucky:

We have plenty of time to track this storm in the coming days. Wherever it decides to make landfall will have a big say in what, if any, impact we get in Kentucky.

Have a great day and take care.

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