Much better weather for the weekend

Good Friday, folks. We are rolling into the final few days of September and it appears Mother Nature has saved the best for last. The weather this weekend looks absolutely awesome!

Once into early October, more showers and storms look to target the region before a shot of chill moves in. I will get to all that in a bit.

First, let’s talk about the record setting September rains:

  • This is the wettest September on record with 10.42″ of rain, so far.
  • This is the wettest fall month (September-November) on record.
  • The 10.42″ of rain makes this the 15th wettest month ever recorded in Lexington.
  • 2018 is the first month in recorded history with 2 months of 10″+ of rain in Lexington. February also featured more than 10″.
  • Records in Lexington date back to 1870

Folks, those are some VERY impressive numbers.

Let’s start with this weekend. Temps will be in the upper 40s to middle 50s across the state to start our Friday. A lingering shower quickly moves way from the east, with partly sunny skies taking control. Highs today will be in the upper 60s and low 70s for the central and east, with mid 70s west. One word of caution on the temps… If clouds linger, the numbers will be quite a bit lower.

Saturday will feature temps very similar to what we have today. Those numbers will rise well into the 70s by Sunday as we hang on to dry weather. Basically, this is a great looking fall weekend in Kentucky.

Temps are above normal next week, with a couple of systems working into town. Scattered showers and storms will flare up from time to time:

Typhoon Trami continues to recurve in the western Pacific:

As mentioned, that typically forces a trough to dig into the eastern half of the country a week or so later. Sure enough, check out the European Model temp departure late next weekend:

Make it a great day and take care.

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