A cold pattern ahead

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s another gorgeous fall day across central and eastern Kentucky, but the focus is on a late week cold front. That ushers in the coldest air of the season and kicks off a winter looking pattern across the country.

Highs out there today rebound nicely into the 70-75 degree range with another mostly sunny sky.

Thursday is mainly dry as clouds roll in quickly from the northwest. This is ahead of our front that should bring a line of showers and thunderstorms with it from northwest to southeast into Thursday night. This likely blast through here pretty quickly, but some models have slowed this down from time to time in recent days. The NAM is doing just that and keeps precip going in the east into Friday:

If you look closely enough, you will see a touch of blue show up across far southeastern Kentucky. Meh.

Highs on Friday are mainly in the 50s, but if clouds or precip linger into the day, 40s would be noted. Friday night will be a full blown Green Thumb Alert as temps drop toward the freezing mark or just a bit below.

The models still vary from run to run and from model to model on the next front and cold shot for early next week. Here’s the latest GFS:

And the Canadian:

It will be interesting to see how that system plays out in the coming days.

Have a great day and take care.

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