Summer temps as fall arrives

Good Friday to one and all. Fall officially arrives shortly after 4 p.m., but summer temps are putting in a little overtime. Toasty temps roll on through the weekend and into early next week, but big changes come our way next week.

Let’s start with Friday.

Highs will top out in the middle 80s for much of the state, with just a small chance of isolated showers and storms:

High school football fans can expect a warm one with temps generally in the muggy mid- and upper 70s.

Our weekend forecast looks a lot like what we have out there Friday. Highs will be in the middle 80s with mainly dry skies. The air will be very muggy for this time of year.

The Cats and the Gators do battle at Kroger Field on Saturday evening. Here’s what to expect:

  • Tailgating will be very toasty. Highs will be in the middle 80s with a hot sun, so be sure to use the sunscreen.
  • Kickoff temp should be in the upper 70s with fair skies and light winds.
  • Temps will drop through the 70s for the rest of the game, with low 70s as things are wrapping up.
  • Go Big Blue! 🙂

Chilly changes finally start to work our way by the middle and end of next week. A big-time fall cold front sweeps across the Bluegrass State by late Wednesday or Thursday. That should give us some showers and thunderstorms ahead of the boundary.

The models are now developing another low pressure behind this front, giving us a chilly and wet period:

Temps would run well below normal:

I’m also watching Hurricane Maria working across the Caribbean. The latest forecast on this storm keeps it off the southeastern coast through early next week:

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Make it a good one and take care.

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