Fall arrives with a chill in the air

Good Monday to one and all. Fall officially arrives at 10:29 p.m. Monday, and we’re marking its arrival with some chilly weather. This fall air kicks off a very nice week of weather across the commonwealth.

Highs Monday will hit the mid- and upper 60s across most of our region, with a mix of sun and clouds and gusty winds.

Current temperatures

Clearing skies and calm winds will allow for temps to tank by Tuesday morning. Many of the models continue to show some of the traditional cold spots close to 40 degrees. Here’s the Hi-Res NAM temperature forecast:

NAM 2

Again, to get numbers that low, we will need skies to be totally clear and for the winds to go completely calm. Regardless, Tuesday morning will be a chilly one across the area.

Afternoon highs will hit the upper 60s for most of Central and Eastern Kentucky as we continue with sunny skies.

Highs will hit the 70s from Wednesday through Friday, with mainly sunny skies. Mild afternoons and cool nights will make for another prolonged period of pleasant fall weather.

The pattern starts to change over the weekend. That’s when we watch for a possible system developing in the Gulf of Mexico. This could bring some rain our way by late weekend or early next week. The GFS Model is keying in on Sunday:

GFS 2Until then, the weather is gorgeous. Have a magnificent Monday and take care.

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Cold front arrives today

Good Sunday to one and all. We have a very strong cold front swinging across the region today and this will usher in some chilly changes. We will also be tracking a scattering of showers and thunderstorms.

Today is NOT going to be a washout and you will have several dry hours. The showers and storms will be scattered about the region ahead of the front. Winds will also be a big time player with gusts of 35-40mph possible as the boundary swings through here. I will have your tracking toys in a moment.

Temps will drop quickly as the front passes to our south and southeast. This allows readings to drop into the 40s by Monday morning. Tuesday morning is looking even colder with a few spots possibly flirting with 40 degrees.

GFS 2Highs Monday will likely stay in the middle 60s with mid and upper 60s for Tuesday.  The reason for the big chill down is another Canadian high pressure that sets up across our region:

Special 2That high will slide to our east later in the week and allow our temps to return to the normal 70-75 degree range for highs. This also looks like a very nice weather period.

Let’s get back to today’s front. I have you all set to track the action:

Current Temperatures

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Have a great day and take care.

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A small break in the nice weather

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. The weather we’ve had over the past week and change has been nothing short of spectacular. After a small break Sunday, it looks as if we will resume the good stuff next week.

If you’re a fan of summer, Saturday is right up your alley. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will kick up a bit, and I can’t rule out a popcorn shower or two.

Current temperatures

The cold front swings in from the northwest on Sunday. Winds look to be very gusty and could reach 35 mph at times.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of this front, but the day will not be a washout. Here’s a look at what the NAM thinks the radar will look like about noon Sunday:

NAM

Gusty showers and some thunder will quickly work in and out of the region. Those gusty winds will usher in much cooler-than-normal temperatures for early next week:

GFS 2Highs for Monday and Tuesday look to be in the mid- and upper 60s, with lows in the 40s. Highs should return to the 70s for the rest of the week.

Have a sensational Saturday and take care.

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Tracking another cold front

Good Friday, folks. The weather across our region has been nothing short of awesome for the past several days. Fall has been showing off for us, and I don’t hear too many people complaining about that.

Our weekend will feature a few changes as a strong cold front works in from the northwest. That won’t arrive until Sunday, leaving us with mild temps between now and then. Highs Friday will reach the middle 70s under a mostly sunny sky. There could be a very isolated shower across southeastern Kentucky.

Current temperatures

Saturday will be the warmest day we’ve had it more than a week and maybe the warmest for the next week. Highs will flirt with 80 on a strong southwesterly wind. Those winds will blow some clouds our way, and those clouds will spit out scattered showers and storms for Sunday:

GFS

This isn’t going to be a washout of a day, but keep the umbrella handy.

Cooler and drier air moves in behind the front into early next week:

GFS 2Highs in the 60s with lows in the 40s looks like a good bet for the first few days of the new week. Pleasant weather should rule most of the rest of the week.

Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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Looking toward a half-and-half weekend

Good Thursday to one and all. We’re are all hoping the nice weather will hang around for the weekend. It looks as if Mother Nature will give us one good day and one not-so-good day.

Thursday features weather very similar to the past few days, with highs in the upper 60s to the low 70s with partly sunny skies.

Current temperatures

Friday’s forecast looks a few degrees milder, with highs of 70 to 75 degrees. Winds will begin to pick up on Saturday, with highs in the mid- and upper 70s. You also will notice a few clouds increasing. These clouds area ahead of a strong cold front swinging into town on Sunday. That front will touch off scattered showers and thunderstorms:

Euro

Cooler winds will blow behind this front, leading to another period of cooler-than-normal weather:

GFS 2Get out and make it a great day and take care.

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Great weather rolls on

Good Wednesday, everyone. Cooler-than-normal air rolls on across Central and Eastern Kentucky. To make things even better, some sunshine is joining the fall weather party!

Highs Wednesday will hit the upper 60s to low 70s after a chilly start. Some fog will be around early in the day, and it might take a while before we can burn it all away. If you don’t have sunshine this morning, patience is the key.

Current temperatures

Lows on Thursday morning will be in the mid- and upper 40s, with some more fog. By the afternoon, temps rebound toward the upper 60s to near 70.

Friday features more of the same, with highs in the low 70s a safe bet. I told you things were looking good!

We hang with the good weather into Saturday as a warmer wind blows from the southwest. Highs will be well into the 70s, with a partly sunny sky.

Things are likely to change on Sunday as a strong cold front blows into town from the northwest. This will probably have a band of showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of it:

GFS

That will unleash another week of well below-normal temperatures around here:

GFS 2Highs might not get out of the 60s for a few days as lows drop well into the 40s.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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Below-normal temps continue

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have another cold front crossing the Bluegrass State on Tuesday, and it will keep the below-normal temps going. There are signs of an even colder blast of air moving our way next week. It’s safe to say we are in a fall pattern.

Tuesday’s front will bring scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies. Highs will probably struggle to get out of the mid- and upper 60s.

Current temperatures

The air will remain cool through the end of the week as northerly winds do their thing. Highs from Wednesday through Friday will range from the upper 60s to the low 70s. Overnight lows will probably be in the 40s. This looks like a stretch of very nice weather.

The weekend looks to start out on a nice note, with highs in the 70s and gusty winds Saturday. Sunday is another story, as a strong cold front approaches from the northwest. Showers look to increase throughout the day.

That front arrives Monday, with a serious blast of cold air showing up behind it on the European Model:

Euro

Check out how far below normal that same model shows our temps into the middle of next week:

Euro 2That would be super-duper impressive if it comes to pass.

Again, fall is here. Have a great day and take care.

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Another cooler-than-normal week

Good Monday. Fall is winding down on your calendar, but Mother Nature looks to be a little ahead of schedule with the cool weather. We have a couple more shots of below-normal air blowing our way in the coming days.

Let’s start with where we are Monday.

Highs will hit the 70s across Central and Eastern Kentucky. You will notice an increase in winds and some clouds later in the day. This is ahead of a cold front rolling in Monday night and Tuesday. This might touch off a couple of scattered showers.

The bigger news will be the reinforcing blast of cool air. Highs Tuesday might not get out of the 60s as drier air works in. Check out Wednesday morning lows:

NAMLows in the mid and upper 40s look common to start the day as cooler air continues to filter in from the north:

Euro Highs might not get out of the upper 60s Wednesday and Thursday, with partly sunny skies. Overall, this is a much cooler-than-normal week for Kentucky and much of the eastern part of the country:

GFS 2Some milder air will fight in over the weekend, but a few of the models are jumping on another cool shot by the middle of next week:

GFS 4Have a wonderful day and take care.

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Cool weather continues

Good Sunday, folks. If you’re a fan of fall, you have to be loving the weather we have out there this weekend. It’s straight out of the middle of October. If you like the cooler than normal weather, you’re in luck. It looks to stick around through the upcoming week.

Temps this morning will likely start in the 40s for most of central and eastern Kentucky. A few spots could drop all the way into the low and mid 40s. That has some BRR to it! Partly sunny skies will boost afternoon thermometers into the upper 60s to low 70s.

Current Temperatures

Monday will see temps back into the 70s with a gusty wind blowing. Clouds will roll in ahead of another front that could bring a few showers our way Monday night and Tuesday:

NAM The air coming in behind that front should knock highs back into the upper 60s to low 70s for the rest of the week.  The overall weather pattern this week will feature a big dip in the jet stream across the eastern part of the country:

Special 2This could bring downright cold weather to the Great Lakes and northeast, and it keeps the warm air well to our west.

Make it a sensational Sunday and take care.

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October temps come early

Good Saturday, everyone. The forecast from more than a week ago is playing out on cue with an early blast of October. This MUCH cooler than normal air mass looks to hang tough through the weekend and into next week.

High temps today will likely stay in the 60s for the second day in a row. Keep in mind that normal highs are right at 80 degrees for this time of year.

A few clouds will be around and we will likely see isolated showers showing up. Your “October in September” tracking tools:

Current Temperatures

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Skies will try to clear tonight and that should allow temps to drop to the lowest readings since spring. Some low to middle 40s will show up by Sunday morning:

NAM 3 Highs Sunday afternoon should hit the upper 60s to around 70 with a partly sunny sky:

NAM

Another weak system works our way early next week and will bring another chance for a few showers. The best chance comes late Monday into Tuesday. That will allow for another dip into the jet stream for the middle and end of the week:

GFS 2That may give us another round of upper 60s to low 70s with lows dropping into the 40s for a few mornings.

Make it a great Saturday and take care.

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