Tracking strong storms and a cold front

Good Wednesday to one and all. We have a cold front slowly working across the state today and it’s bringing strong storms and heavy rain with it. This front will also bring some drier and cooler air in for the next few days, but there is some indication it stalls a little too close for comfort.

The showers and storms today could be strong or locally severe. Damaging winds and hail are the main players with any strong storm action. These storms will also produce torrential rains that can cause additional flooding and flash flooding.

I have your Wednesday storm tracking tools:

As mentioned, the front may very well stall just to our southeast on Thursday. That’s when a wave of low pressure develops along the front, bringing rain back into the east and southeast. The NAM is farthest west with the rains tomorrow:

Temps will be held way down into the 60s in many of these areas.

Showers may even linger into Friday morning across the southeast. Clearing skies should make for a great start to the weekend. Highs reach the 70-75 degree range for much of central and eastern Kentucky. Saturday looks awesome with upper 60s and low 70s for many, after starting in the 40s.

The pattern next week is threatening to take a walk on the wild side across the lower 48. The GFS takes that system and bombs it out ahead of the trough digging in behind it, then opens the floodgates on cold weather. Check out all the blue showing up on this:

That’s pretty amazing to see for the first week of October, even if it is just on a computer model.

The Canadian isn’t that far behind:

My earlier than normal frost thoughts are still alive and well for the first week and change of October.

Make it a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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