Daily Archives: October 29, 2017

Time posted: 2:14 am

A Cold End To The Weekend

Good Sunday, everyone. We continue to deal with a very cold weekend across the bluegrass state. High temps are among some of the coldest you will find around here this time of year. As we look ahead, I see a very active weather pattern taking shape into the first 10 days or so of November.

Highs today may not get to 40 across parts of eastern Kentucky, with 40-45 for the rest of the region. Skies will be mostly cloudy and you may even see some flurries in the central and east. The far southeastern Kentucky mountains may see a little more than flurries early today…

As we are dealing with the cold around here, the east coast is dealing with a monster storm system. Tropical Storm Philippe is working just offshore and may be entrained into the storm, making it a monster into the northeast. Here’s the track of the tropical system…

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That’s one heck of a track for any time of year, especially for the end of October, bringing wild weather for our neighbors in the northeastern part of the state.

Back here in Kentucky, a cold front drops in late Monday. Winds will be gusty and I can’t rule out a stray shower. This brings in another chilly air mass for Halloween. Highs are generally in the 40s, with cold temps awaiting the Ghosts and Goblins making their trick or treat rounds. Check out the 8pm temps…

November starts with a cold rain maker across the bluegrass state. It’s a system coming in from the southwest, and there is the chance for some mixed stuff not to far to our north. That’s something to watch early on Wednesday. The rain then takes over…

This kicks off an super active weather pattern, courtesy of a huge temperature gradient setting up across North America. While our temps will moderate, this sets the state for rounds of showers and thunderstorms going up over the first week or so of the month. This can put down a lot of water across our part of the world during this time…

We also have to keep in mind that this is our 2nd severe weather season. In addition to accurately forecasting our early season flakes, some of my analog years also had some November severe weather events.

I will try to update things later today, so check back.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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