A great way to end September

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s a perfect fall weekend in the bluegrass state and that’s sending September out on a great note. Dry skies and pleasant temperatures are delivering the good stuff, but October may not feature much nice stuff to start out the tenth month of the year.

Highs today are in the upper 60s and low 70s for most of central and eastern Kentucky. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted. If you’re heading out to Kroger Field for tonight’s big game with South Carolina you may need a pullover or light jacket. Kickoff temp will be around 65 with temps in the upper 50s in the second half. More importantly… It’s dry! 🙂

Sunday looks like another winner of a weather day. Highs will reach the middle 70s with partly sunny skies showing up.

Next week continues to look like a warm one with the threat for showers and thunderstorms increasing. The first system throws scattered storms at us on Monday, with an increase in storms by Tuesday:

The end of the week into next weekend will feature a greater threat for rain and thunderstorms as a cold front drops in from the northwest. This front has a lot of early October cold air behind it, but it’s going to try to check up on top of us. If that’s the case, waves of low pressure may develop along the front, putting us back into a very wet pattern.

The tropics may also come back to life during this time. The tropics bully the overall pattern and you can see some action showing up now:

I’m really impressed by the amount of cold showing up across North America so early in the fall season. This early season cold is laying down one heck of a snowpack for this time of year. Look at the snow for the next 2 weeks on the GFS Ensembles:

Why is all that important? Because a healthy early season snowpack means the cold shots, when they come, will actually be COLD shots. If you want winter weather, the cold is an essential ingredient, obviously. While those shots haven’t been directly aimed at us, yet, they are impressive for the areas getting them. At some point, that cold hits us and may hit us pretty darn hard early on in the season.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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