Great weather rolls on

Good Wednesday, everyone. Cooler than normal temperatures roll on across central and eastern Kentucky. To make things even better, some sunshine is joining the fall weather party!

Highs today will hit the upper 60s to low 70s after a chilly start. Some fog will be around early in the day and it may 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 Thursday morning will be back in the mid and upper 40s with some more fog. By the afternoon, temps rebound toward the upper 60s to around 70.

Friday features more of the same with low 70s a safe bet. I told ya 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 change on Sunday as a strong cold front blows into town from the northwest. This will likely 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 may 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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Fall temps for the weekend

Good Friday to one and all. Right on cue, the fall temps have arrived and will carry us into the weekend.  This is all part of a much cooler-than-normal pattern that looks to hang on through next week.

Friday will feature a lot of clouds, and there is enough moisture around to spit out isolated showers or sprinkles. A cool northwesterly breeze will combine with the clouds to keep highs in the upper 60s in many areas.

Current temperatures

High school football fans will need to break out sweatshirts as temps drop into the low and mid-60s for most of the game:

SPECIAL 2

Saturday’s forecast looks a lot like what we are seeing out there Friday, with a mostly cloudy sky and highs struggling to get to 70 degrees.

Sunday looks like a better weather day, with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Another weak system should bring a few showers our way at some point between late Monday and Wednesday. This also helps keep temps below normal:

GFS 2Make it a great day and take care.

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Another record rainfall

Good Thursday afternoon. Flooding rains fell across much of Central Kentucky early Thursday morning, setting another daily rainfall record for the city of Lexington.

Lexington is at 3.05 inches of rain for the day, the most ever on Sept. 11. It’s also the seventh-wettest September day on record for the city.

To put Thursday’s rain in perspective, the normal rainfall for all of September is only 2.91 inches.

Take care.

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Tracking storms and a fall chill

Good Thursday to one and all. Showers and thunderstorms are rumbling across the state ahead of a strong cold front. This front will bring a huge change to our overall weather pattern as a blast of fall sweeps in.

Heavy rainfall is a good bet as the showers and storms slowly work through. We will need to watch for some local high water issues early Thursday. Things will begin to dry up from northwest to southeast late in the day and into the evening. This is when the cold front moves across the region.

I have you all set to track the action:

 

 

Friday’s forecast has changed a little bit. It now looks as if the chance of showers Saturday might be a day earlier. I can’t rule out some showers developing throughout the day. That threat would then take us into Saturday:

EuroHighs this weekend should remain in the high 60s to low 70s, with lows in the 40s. I’m also tracking another system that could bring some showers early next week. That keeps the cooler-than-normal weather going for the middle and end of the week:

Euro 3

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking storms before the cool arrives

Good Wednesday, everyone.  A strong cold front continues to surge toward the Bluegrass State and arrives later Thursday. This front will bring a major increase in showers and thunderstorms, but will be more known for what’s behind it. A big blast of fall air moves in for the weekend.

Wednesday will feature a mix of sun and clouds and the threat for scattered showers and storms going up. Winds will be very gusty, with highs in the low to middle 80s.

A squall line of thunderstorms will develop Wednesday evening across the Mississippi River Valley. That rolls our way overnight and early Thursday and could bring some strong storms our way. High winds will be the main threat.

I have you all set to track the threat:

Tuesday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Temps will fall behind the front from west to east on Thursday afternoon and evening. Highs for Friday will be near 70, with highs in the upper 60s to about 70 over the weekend. Lows are likely to drop into the 40s.

The cooler than normal air will be around for much of the country through next week:

GFS 2 GFS 3I’m also keep a close eye on shower chances over the next week. Saturday could feature a few drops with a greater rain threat coming early next week.

Have a great day and take care.

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Storms to usher in fall air

Good Tuesday, folks. The focus of the forecast continues to be on a big blast of fall air blowing in by the end of the week. That will give us the coolest air we’ve had since the spring. Once it gets in here, it might hang around for a while.

Our weather Tuesday looks pretty good, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. There is the smallest threat of a shower or thunderstorm, but most areas will stay dry.

Current temperatures

Our powerhouse of a cold front arrives by Thursday. This is likely to fire up a line of showers and thunderstorms that sweeps in from the west:

NAM

The simulated radar from the NAM shows this line working in:

NAM 2We will need to watch for a few strong storms and gusty winds as these storms roll through. The big news will be the cool air coming in behind that system. Highs from Friday through the weekend and into early next week are likely to be in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Overnight lows on any night that features clear skies could drop into the low and mid-40s.

Such a setup can also produce a chance of showers. I think the best time on that would be Saturday and then again Monday.

Have a great day and take care.

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