Good Thursday, everyone. We continue with a pattern featuring temperatures above normal for the second half of September. This looks to continue for the next several days, but a much colder look develops later next week.
In the short term, it’s about the summer warmth and isolated storms. Highs Thursday are generally in the low and middle 80s. Watch for a storm or two to pop as the day wears on:
The setup through the weekend will be very similar. Highs will be in the low and middle 80s, with only a small threat of a storm.
The Cats and the Gators get after it at Kroger Field on Saturday evening. Kickoff temps will be in the upper 70s, and then dropping through the 70s during the game. Things look dry.
Hurricane Maria continues to plow through the Caribbean:
The track on this might take it very close to the Carolinas by early next week:
That’s something we will have to keep a very close eye on in the coming days.
Jose continues to do a loop, weakening over the cooler waters off the northeastern coast:
Here in the Bluegrass State, a big pattern change is coming by the end of next week. This will take us back into a colder-than-normal setup as we say goodbye to September and hello to October.
Take a look at the five-day temperature departures from the CFS model over the next 30 days: