Fall temps roll on

Good Thursday to one and all. We continue with an amazing run of fall weather across the Bluegrass State. This cooler-than-normal pattern has been with us for several weeks, and it looks as if it has morphed into an early start to fall.

As we enjoy the nice weather, Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida and the southeastern coast. I’ll get to that in a moment.

Let’s first talk about what’s going on in the Commonwealth.

The day might start with record lows in the 40s for much of the region, with afternoon highs in the mid- and upper 60s. There is a small chance of a shower late in the day:

The weather Friday looks awesome, with highs in the 70s and partly sunny skies.

Kentucky kicks off the home football schedule at Kroger Field on Saturday, as EKU makes the trip up Interstate 75. Kickoff temps at noon should be in the upper 60s with temps around 70 for much of the game. Wow!

Hurricane Irma continues to barrel through the Caribbean as a powerful storm:

Hurricane Infrared GOES East

The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center:

cone graphic

The latest model trend is for this to stay just off the east coast of Florida as it heads north toward South Carolina. Still, this is just the current trend and bouncing back and forth can be expected in the models in the coming days. Here’s the current GFS:

You can see how what’s left of Irma throws rain and some wind back into the bluegrass state by Tuesday and Wednesday. The Canadian Model is very similar:

It’s also pretty incredible to watch Hurricane Jose coming up right behind Irma and doing a loop in the Atlantic.

Obviously, the exact track of Irma remains to be seen, but it can be a catastrophic hit from Florida to the Carolinas. That exact track will also influence our weather, with the potential for wind and rain, especially in the east.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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