Another warm weekend

Good Saturday and welcome to another warm weekend in Kentucky. Temps continue to run much above normal and this is a pattern I don’t see giving up anytime soon. As a matter of fact, don’t be surprised if we stay very toasty well into December.

That doesn’t mean we can’t have a few cooler shots of air, but the numbers should average very warm.

Speaking of very warm, that’s where we are today. Temps are back into the upper 80s for many with a mix of sun and clouds. A few upper 80s can’t be ruled out.

Sunday is another very warm day as southwest winds crank. This could lead to an increases brush fire threat, so abide by all local burn bans. Clouds will increase later in the day as we get ready for a cold front dropping in from the northwest.

Those clouds are ahead of our cold front that will have a line of showers and thunderstorms with it. This looks like the first of two systems set to impact our region next week. The second arrives around Thursday. Watch how the models handle these systems:

GFS

ICON

Canadian

That run of the Canadian actually shows three systems bringing, at least, some rain into the state. Temps look much better during this time, but those numbers won’t stay near normal for long. A heat wave is likely to develop for the last few days of September into early October. As we bake, the west turns very cold:

That pattern can produce record highs around our part of the world.

Earlier this week, I broke down some of the prior years that match up well with this hot and mainly dry fall pattern. Out of all those, 1939 looks to take control with the early October heat.

Have a great day and take care.

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