Cold front blasts the bluegrass state

Good Thursday, folks. We have a big time fall cold front crossing the state today and it’s bringing the coldest air of the young season with it. That sets the stage for the possibility of frost over the next few mornings.

Today starts with very gusty winds as the front approaches from the northwest. Temps ahead of this spike toward the low 70s in the east, but the numbers quickly crash into the 50s once the front blows through. We will also see a gusty line of showers along and just behind the front.

Here are your radars to follow along:

This  front also means Friday morning is back in play for frost or a light freeze for some areas. Watch the temp drop:

Temps by Saturday morning are likely much colder across, especially, central and eastern Kentucky. That brings more of a widespread frost threat for most. Green Thumbs are on Blue Alert.

The rest of the weekend looks AMAZING!!!!!!!

Another system rolls toward us on Monday and should be able to bring some showers in here. The trend is to slow that system down and not bring the full push of cold behind it:

Last night, we talked about the setup in the Atlantic showing up and possibly slowing the overall pattern down across North America. Well, this latest uptick in this hyper-active tropical season looks to be doing just that. The models are developing a tropical system in the Atlantic and working it due west toward the southeast coast. That’s like throwing up a huge stop sign to the flow across the United States, keeping the deep trough from getting in here until late next week or next weekend. You can clearly see this happening:

Once that system gets out of the way, we can resume the colder than normal pattern for the remaining days of October:

A trough in the Aleutian Islands, a big ridge up the west coast and a trough into our region has been the defining pattern since August. The times that hasn’t applied has been during the big bursts of tropical activity.  As the tropics calm down, can we keep that pattern going through the winter? If so… Shew.

Have a great day and take care.

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