More heat before a big change

Good Wednesday, everyone. We are coming off the hottest day in October history here in the bluegrass state and this heat looks to continue until a fall cold front arrives late Thursday. That knocks the numbers way down and then our threat for a healthy rainfall look to increase late this weekend and early next week.

Let me start with the current heat. This, to me, is one of the greatest heat waves in Kentucky history. No, it’s not the hottest or longest, but for this time of year, it’s really unprecedented in magnitude and length. Normal highs are 70-75, but temps are reaching the mid and upper 90s. This is brutal.

Wednesday is similar to today and should break all kinds of records… Again. That heat hangs into Thursday, especially in the east, but our cold front puts an end to that by Thursday evening. That front won’t have anything but and isolated shower or storm with it, but the temps come way down into the first weekend of October.

Our next system of interest arrives Sunday as a cold front drops in. Low pressure is going to try to develop along this front, potentially bringing soaking rains to the region. The Euro isn’t as crazy as yesterday’s run, but still has a cutoff system on top of us:

Here are the rainfall numbers from the run:

The GFS has some similar numbers from this system:

Those kind of rain numbers would certainly go a long way in helping us out. Temps would be rather chilly in that type of setup and would also be very welcomed.

Have a great day and take care.

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