Good Wednesday, everyone. We are dealing with another big blast of fall air blowing into the Bluegrass State. This might even set the stage for a record low by Thursday morning.
As we are enjoying the nice stuff, Florida is bracing for the weekend arrival of powerful Hurricane Irma.
Let’s start with Wednesday. Highs will generally be in the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. Afternoon showers and isolated storms bubble up with cold air aloft. Some small hail is possible:
The record low for Thursday is 48 degrees from 1988, but it looks as if we could break that. With clear skies, temps drop into the middle 40s.
Highs Thursday are again in the mid- and upper 60s.
Friday through the weekend looks great, with highs in the 70s and lows from the upper 40s to the low 50s. This should make for awesome weather for the Cats and the Colonels at Kroger Field. Kickoff temp should be in the upper 60s, with 70s for the game.
Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest hurricanes ever in the Atlantic. This category 5 hurricane continues to push across the Caribbean, en route toward Florida:
The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center:
The latest GFS takes this storm along the east coast of Florida and into South Carolina. Once inland, it does show the system winding up right on top of Kentucky: