Looking toward a cold end to October

Good Wednesday, folks. We continue to soak up an absolutely awesome week of fall weather here in Kentucky, but things are about to change in a big way. The pattern for next week looks more like something from early winter than late October.

Let’s begin with what’s going on right now, then we can fast forward.

Our Wednesday is starting with another frosty morning for some areas. Temps start in the 30s and end in the 60s with sunny skies.

Thursday through Saturday look awesome with crisp mornings and mild afternoons. Highs should reach the low 70s.

Changes show up on Sunday with a system working in from the west. This will cause showers and storms to increase throughout the day and continue into Monday:

The European Model also shows a heck of a cold shot coming in behind that for Tuesday into Wednesday. This model run shows a clipper-like system diving into the region by the middle of the week:

The GFS is now very similar:

That could produce rain and snow for the Appalachian Mountains. Does that include the high ground across southeastern Kentucky? We will have to see.

That pushes away, with another cold shot coming at us at the end of the European run by next Friday:

Here’s a good animation showing those big dips in the Jetstream aimed right at us:

The European Ensembles through the end of October continue to show some flakes targeting the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains:

Have a great day and take care.

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