Frosty cold temps ahead

Good Tuesday, everyone. One cold front is now to our east, but additional fronts are lining up to our west. The air grows colder behind each passing front and could culminate in frost and freezing conditions this coming weekend.

Temps out there today look fantastic with readings in the 60s on a gusty northwesterly wind. Skies will become partly to mostly sunny late in the day.

Another front moves in on Wednesday. This front has no real moisture to work with, but some gusty winds will be noted as highs stay in the 60s. The air behind this front could be cold enough to cause patchy frost by Thursday morning:

GFS Temps

Winds will be very gusty on Thursday as we get ready for ANOTHER cold front. That front looks to arrive after the big game out at Commonwealth Stadium. Game time temps should be in the 50s with gusty winds a factor.

A broken line of gusty showers will sweep through here Thursday night and Friday. That unleashes a cold air mass for the weekend:


Highs will be in the 50s with overnight lows dropping below freezing. Check these numbers out:


The growing season is in serious jeopardy this weekend.

Have a great day and take care.

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Cold fronts dominate the week of weather

Good Monday, everyone. We have cold front after cold front lined up to sweep into the region from the northwest over the next week. These fronts will usher in colder and colder air, with the potential for frost showing up by the weekend.

Let’s start with the first front that arrives Monday night. Highs ahead of this front will spike into the 70s on a gusty southwesterly wind. As the front moves in, a broken band of showers and isolated storms develops Monday evening. Areas that do manage to get some rain shouldn’t see very much at all.



Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Temps by Tuesday come way down, with afternoon highs only in the low and middle 60s. Winds remain gusty from the northwest, but skies become partly sunny.

A reinforcing shot of cold arrives Wednesday behind a dry cold front. Lows by Thursday morning might drop into the mid and upper 30s with patchy frost.

That sets the stage for a stronger push of cold air surging in for the weekend:

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This puts just about the entire eastern half of the country in a much-below-normal air mass:

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Folks, that’s an impressive shot of cold this early in the season. A shot like that could knock temps below the freezing mark this weekend. As a matter of fact, a few models are showing lows in the 20s:


That would certainly put an end to the growing season!

Enjoy your Monday and take care.

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Cold fronts highlight the week ahead

Good Sunday to one and all. Wow! What a weekend of weather here in the bluegrass state. A gorgeous sky is combining with pleasant temperatures to give us a perfect picture of fall. Things change up a bit as we head into the week ahead as cold fronts swing our way.

As a matter of fact, we have three different fronts that will impact our weather through Friday. That’s right… three! You’re probably thinking that means a lot of rainy weather also comes our way. Well, fall fronts are often starved of moisture and these will be no different.

The first boundary moves in late Monday into Monday night. That will have a broken line of showers and isolated thunderstorms with it. Winds will be very gusty as highs go from the 70s on Monday, to the low and mid 60s Tuesday.

The next boundary moves in Wednesday with another shot of chilly air. That could send lows into the upper 30s by Thursday morning:


As of right now, the big Thursday evening game at Commonwealth Stadium looks breezy and cool with temps dropping into the 50s. That forecast could change depending on the timing of the next front that arrives on Friday.

This boundary should also deliver a gusty band of showers and isolated thunderstorms:


The coldest air of this young fall season comes in behind that front and that means we have the potential for frost next weekend. Lows may drop deep into the 30s.:

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Make it a sensational Sunday and take care.

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A crisp fall weekend

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. It’s one amazing fall weekend taking shape across Central and Eastern Kentucky, complete with gorgeous skies and chilly air. Those lower temps are a sign of things to come, with additional cold fronts showing up.

Skies become mostly sunny Saturday, with highs in the middle 60s in many areas. With clear skies and slackening winds, overnight lows will take a tumble. Lows in the upper 30s will be possible in some areas by Sunday morning:

GFS TEMPS 1Highs Sunday will be in the upper 60s to near 70. As I said, this is one gorgeous weekend!

Another cold front arrives late in the day Monday. Winds will gust as scattered showers roll in from the northwest:

EuroThe air coming in behind that front will be similar to what we have out there Saturday.

A more potent shot of chill looks to show up late next week and the following weekend. The setup on the European Model almost has a winter look to it:

Euro 2That kind of air could give us our first threat of widespread frost! Overall, the pattern taking shape over the next few weeks looks to feature some shots of cold air to our region.

Make it a great Saturday and take care.

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Showers bring cooler air

Good Friday, folks. The cold front I’ve been yapping about all week is finally pushing across the Bluegrass State. This is bringing a few gusty showers our way and will cause our temps to drop as the weekend starts.

Scattered showers and rumbles of thunder develop and roll across the state Friday. The most likely chance of rain is across Central and Eastern Kentucky. It is not going to rain all day or evening.



Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

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Rain will quickly taper from northwest to southeast Friday evening as cooler and drier winds blow. Temps will drop into the upper 50s for the second half of high school football action.

Saturday might start with a shower in the southeast, but it looks like a gorgeous day. It will start with lows in the upper 40s,  and highs will be in the low and middle 60s. Winds will be a little gusty, but nothing we can’t handle. Temps by Sunday morning will drop to near 40 in some areas.

Lows in the upper 30s will be possible in the colder valleys:

GFS TEMPS 1– Sunday is another awesome day, with highs of 70 to 75 west and upper 60s to near 70 east.

– Another cold front moves in late Monday and Monday night with a band of showers:

EuroMuch cooler air will move in behind that front for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Changes on the way to start the weekend

Good Thursday, everyone. Nice weather rolls on for one more day, and then some changes move into the Bluegrass State to kick off the weekend. Our recent trend for rainy Fridays looks to continue for another week.

Highs Thursday will hit the upper 70s to low 80s on a gusty wind from the southwest. You will notice a few clouds increasing as the day wears on.

Scattered showers and storms will increase from west to east on Friday. A weak wave of low pressure looks to develop along that boundary and will keep some showers going into Saturday morning in the east and southeast. Gusty winds will blow chillier air into town, with highs by Saturday only in the 60s.

Sunday morning could be quite chilly across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Some of the valleys could even drop toward the high 30s if skies are clear:

GFS TEMPS 1Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s will be noted on Sunday as skies stay partly to mostly sunny. That looks like a great day to check out some of the fall festivals!

Another cold front shows up late Monday and Monday night. That front could spark another round of scattered showers:

EuroAfter a spike into the 70s on Monday, those numbers come back down to the 60s behind that front into the middle of the week.

Another front is likely to show up by the end of the week and the start of next weekend. This is the period I’ve been saying to watch for a notable cold shot to come our way. That shows up well on the European Model:

Euro 4That might unleash the coldest air of the young fall season. Maybe our first frost threat? That’s something to watch for as we get closer.

Make it a great Thursday and take care.

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A cold front is on the way

Good Wednesday, folks. We continue to bask in the gorgeous fall weather that has engulfed our part of the world. All of that changes as we head into Friday, as a cold front presses in from the northwest.

Highs Wednesday will again be in the mid- and upper 70s, with a mix of sun and clouds. If you like this weather, you’re going to love what’s have in store for Thursday. Highs again will be in the upper 70s, with increasing winds.

That increase in winds is ahead of a cold front that approaches Friday with showers and thunderstorms picking up. The European Model keeps the rains going Saturday morning:

EuroTemps will come way down and stay in the low and middle 60s on Saturday. Winds will be a little gusty during that time.

That would produce some rain across our region, if that comes to pass:

Euro 2Better weather should return as we roll our way into Sunday and Monday. Highs will rebound into into the upper 60s and low 70s.

Have a great day and take care.

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Nice weather rolls on

Good Tuesday, folks. We are in the middle of one gorgeous stretch of fall weather in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Some of the colors are starting to show, so it’s a perfect time to get out and do some leaf peeping.

This nice weather will continue through Thursday as highs reach the mid- and upper 70s each day. Overnight lows drop into the low 50s each night as our skies stay dry.

A cold front arrives Friday, with showers and gusty winds on the increase:


Highs will drop into the 60s on Friday and will stay there Saturday as dry weather returns. Lows by Sunday morning could really drop:

GFS Temps

Temps should recover early next week, but another shot of chill looks to arrive by the second half of the week.

Another seasonal model has updated and continues to show a colder-than-normal winter across our region. This uses the ocean temperatures to construct a set of analogs to produce a forecast. It hasn’t changed at all from its earlier runs and is similar to other seasonal models:


Have a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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Pleasant fall weather continues

Good Monday to one and all. We have a gorgeous stretch of weather kicking off across our part of the world. After the gloomy stuff of the past few weeks, this is long overdue. Even in the good times, I’m always looking for our next system. That comes later in the week.

Between now and Friday, temps will be on the mild side, with daily highs in the 70s. Overnight lows will drop into the low and middle 50s. Skies will stay dry, so get out and enjoy some of the early fall colors.

A cold front moves in Friday and will bring our next threat of rain. Showers will increase during the day:


Highs will come way down during this time:

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Winds will be rather gusty as better weather returns late Saturday and Sunday.

The overall pattern is likely to throw a significant cold shot our way by later next week. The GFS continues to pick up on this:


The Canadian CIPS model is out with a new forecast for the winter ahead. It comes out around the first of each month, and I’ve been posting what it has shown since August. Here’s the latest month-by-month forecast of the upper levels:


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Have a great Monday and take care.

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Better weather in the week ahead

Good Sunday, everyone. We’re slowly pulling out of the nasty weather pattern we’ve been in for the past few weeks. Now, it’s time to focus on some of the good stuff, and that’s exactly what’s blowing in for the week ahead.

The better weather starts Sunday as skies slowly clear up. A leftover shower or two will be possible early, but afternoon sun should boost highs into the upper 60s to low 70s. Winds will remain a bit gusty.

Monday’s forecast looks awesome, with sunshine and highs hitting the 70s:


Similar temps will be likely through Thursday as dry weather continues. Enjoy!

A cold front moves our way Friday with a band of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Some of the models have been developing another slow-moving low pressure along this system. If that’s the case, showers would linger into the weekend.

The GFS shows significant totals if that scenario plays out:


I suspect we should enjoy the week ahead because chilly weather is likely to come back at some point next week. All signs point to a notable dip in the jet stream at some point:


Have a great Sunday and take care.

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