Good Wednesday, everyone. Our major pattern shift is underway today and it’s helping fuel a lot of showers and thunderstorms. This action is ahead of a fall cold front working into the region tonight. The air coming in behind this front will be more typical of early November.
Let’s begin with the latest on Hurricane Michael. This is a major hurricane and is heading toward the Florida Panhandle and will be a devastating storm when it comes ashore this afternoon:
Some of that offshoot tropical moisture will be siphoned northward ahead of a cold front moving into the state late through tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will increase during this time, with some locally heavy rains. Deeper tropical moisture will get into southeastern Kentucky by early Thursday:
Temps crash behind the front on Thursday with a true fall chill in the air. Temps by Friday morning may drop into the 30s for some:
Highs on Friday stay in the 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. A better chance for frost will be with us Friday night and Saturday morning with readings in the 30s.
What’s left of a Pacific hurricane will then cross the country and move all the way into our region by Sunday. Check out the Hurricane models:
What how that system deepens on top of us, bringing chilly rains into town:
Highs may not get out of the 40s for some on Sunday:
Another frost potential follows that up, with more cold shots on the way.
Have a great day and take care.