Finally feeling like fall

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s finally feeling the part of fall across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Northwesterly winds are giving us typical mid-October temps, and the pattern looks to trend even chillier early next week.

Thursday’s weather will feature a fair amount of clouds, and I can’t rule out a few sprinkles or a light shower:

Highs are generally in the low and middle 60s for much of the region.

Friday should see temps spike back into the 70- to 75-degree range, but some of the short-range computer models are suggesting clouds hanging around:

That’s from the high-res NAM, which in turn keeps temps well below my forecast for afternoon highs:

That looks a little too cool for my taste, but we will watch to see if the clouds can linger through the afternoon.

Saturday will see highs rebound well into the 70s on a gusty southwesterly wind. That’s ahead of a strong cold front set to arrive Sunday. This front will have a line of showers and storms along and ahead of it. Some of these storms could be strong:

Winds will be very gusty with a big drop in temps Sunday afternoon and evening. The air behind this front is chilly. Check out the highs Monday:

This will set the stage for the possibility of patchy frost to settle in by Monday night and Tuesday morning. Lows could reach the 30s:

Temps stay seasonal for much of next week, with another front moving our way later in the week and the following weekend.

The last 10 days of October could see a significant cold air outbreak in the eastern half of the country.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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