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.
Today’s weather will feature a fair amount of clouds going up, 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 70-75 degree range, but some of the short range computer models are suggesting clouds hanging around:
That’s from the Hi-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 temps rebound deep into the 70s on a gusty southwesterly wind. That’s ahead of a strong cold front set to arrive on Sunday. This front will have a line of showers and storms along and ahead of it. Some of these storms may 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 on Monday:
This will set the stage for the possibility of patchy frost to settle in by Monday night into Tuesday morning. Lows may reach the 30s:
Temps stay seasonal for much of next week, with another front moving our way later in the week into the following weekend.
The last 10 days of October could see a significant cold air outbreak into the eastern half of the country.
Have a great Thursday and take care.