Nice weather starts the weekend

Good Friday, folks. We are rolling into the weekend on a really nice weather note for central and eastern Kentucky. You need to get out and take advantage of this because things change very quickly by Monday.

Let us begin with the weather out there today. Temps will be in the upper 20s and low 30s with afternoon temps into the 60s. Skies will stay partly to mostly sunny. This should make for a perfect day at Keeneland and it looks great for high school football action.

Saturday will see a few clouds rolling in as gusty southwesterly winds kick in. Temps should reach 70-75 degrees for highs. That’s some good stuff!

Friday into Saturday continue to look very, very good. Milder winds will be blowing as we watch a tropical system down in the Gulf. This heads toward the Florida Panhandle then toward the Carolinas. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

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That may throw a little rain into the eastern half of the state, especially the southeast, late Saturday into early Sunday:

Monday is an interesting day with a powerhouse of a cold front sweeping eastward across the state. This will bring high winds and the potential for strong storms:

Some very heavy rains will be associated with these storms, adding to our already above normal rains this fall.

Much colder air sweeps in behind this front, likely knocking highs back into the 50s for Tuesday.

Additional blasts of cold are setting up for the rest of the month and this pattern is likely to maintain itself deep into November. We’ve been talking about this for a long time now. Can we get an early taste of winter weather out of this setup? Yes.

Let’s focus on the system coming in late next week. The new Euro shows a potent storm becoming cutoff over top of us:

That air under that system shows up as cold enough to produce flakes:

Every pattern now agrees with this much colder than pattern. Even the often conservative Euro Ensembles show a series of deep troughs into the eastern part of the country through Halloween:

Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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