Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

Time posted: 1:05 pm

Eclipse Day Weather Update

Good Sunday afternoon, gang. It’s all eyes on a once in a lifetime event for the state of Kentucky. A total solar eclipse takes place on Monday, and everyone will be looking toward the sky, hoping for clear conditions. Does mother nature have something else in mind?

I’m watching a setup that will likely throw some clouds across the state and may even pop isolated showers and storms. Tomorrow’s event, like everything else dealing with weather, is all about time and location. While this doesn’t look like a full blown overcast day, some of us will have to fight clouds to see the eclipse.

The GFS has a complex of showers and storms to our west and northwest, with clouds blowing off into Kentucky…

The Hi Res NAM also has us fighting the clouds, but isn’t as expansive as he GFS…

We get scattered clouds to go up about every afternoon here in Kentucky. That’s especially the case in the summer months. Throw in a wet ground and temps flirting with 90, and those clouds may be just a little more expansive at times.

While I do not expect total cloud cover tomorrow, I do expect some areas to fight scattered clouds during the eclipse. Don’t be surprised to see radar spitting out isolated showers and storms, either.

I will be on WKYT-TV tonight at 6 and 11 with the latest forecast for the big day. My next update will also have things set for all your weather/eclipse tracking needs.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:07 am

A Blast Of Fall Temps Ahead

Good Sunday, folks. We have a very exciting week ahead of us with a once in a lifetime eclipse, the threat for strong thunderstorms, and a big blast of fall air to follow. So settle in and buckle up for the ride ahead of us. 🙂

Let’s start with Eclipse Day. Odds continue to favor a fair to good view of the solar eclipse across Kentucky. Still, I’m concerned about some clouds getting in the way at times, and I can’t rule out a popcorn shower or storm. Here is the Hi Res NAM…

 

 

A major dip in the jet stream then takes place Tuesday into Wednesday, sending a potent cold front into the state. Strong storms are possible during this time as the front slams in from the northwest…

Temps on Wednesday are in the upper 70s for highs as we head into a very cool period. Highs may stay in the 70s for several days in a row. Check out the GFS Ensembles average temperature anomaly in Celsius for a 5 day span…

The tropics are likely to have a say in the overall pattern beyond that time frame, but the pattern continues to be skewed cooler than normal. The CFS continues to lead the way. Check out the 5 day average around Labor Day weekend…

Here’s another 5 day average toward the middle of September…

Make it a great day and take care.

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