Record heat starts October

Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s the hottest day in October history for many areas of central and eastern Kentucky.  That’s the bad news. The good news is that fall finally arrives late this week, with the potential for some big rains early next week.

Before getting into that, we are launching a weather podcast at WKYT. The cover photo is reason enough to give it a listen…

Temps out there today are back into the low and middle 90s for many, breaking all kinds of records. This will carry over into Wednesday with similar results. These two days may rank 1st and 2nd in terms of all-time record heat for October.

There is the chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm to go up:

A true fall cold front arrives on the scene Thursday and should have one heck of a temp gradient with it. Temps may hit 90 one last time across the east, but will drop quickly as the front moves through. Any moisture with this front looks pretty darn skimpy.

Temps for Friday afternoon look awesome with upper 60s to mid 70s with partly sunny skies and a nice breeze. That will set the stage for another morning in the 40s to start our Saturday.

The next system is an interesting one as it begins to impact our weather late Sunday into the first half of next week. This one could bring some very nice rains our way. Recent runs of the European Model have been going crazy, but other models aren’t in that boat as of now.

The GFS has a healthy rain system:

The Canadian is pretty puny:

Stay cool and take care.

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