Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

Time posted: 7:25 pm

Thursday Evening Update

Good evening, gang. I wanted to drop by for a quickie of an update on the pattern as we roll into the coming weekend and beyond. In the overall scheme of things, I have no changes to the thoughts I’ve been throwing at ya for the past several days.

It’s another frosty night ahead of us, especially in central and eastern Kentucky. Some valleys may drop below freezing once again, bringing a light freeze.

Friday will see temps hit the 60-65 degree range on a gusty southwest wind ahead of our rain maker. Those rains roll into town by the evening and will carry us into Saturday morning. Skies dry for a bit behind that, but a cold front will drop in during the evening, bringing a few showers with it…

You can see a few snowflakes showing up just to our north and into the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia.  Snowshoe could see a few inches of the white stuff.

Cold air crashes in here Saturday evening with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s by Sunday morning. Highs on Sunday may not get out of the upper 40s, even with mostly sunny skies.

Early next week looks really good, but I’m going to continue to hammer home the chance for a big system for the final week of October. Our major amplification of the jet stream may yield a biggie in the east…

Some interesting things can come from a setup like that. Stay tuned! 😉

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:07 am

Watching A Weekend System

Good Thursday, everyone. Frost is on some of the pumpkins to begin the day as our November pattern continues here in the middle of October. This setup keeps colder than normal numbers going through rest of the month, with the potential for a big late month system.

Let me begin by saying the blog is undergoing work, with upgrades in progress. That means things may be a little out of whack, so just bear with me. 🙂

Temps out there today are mainly low and middle 50s with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures tonight will be back into the frosty low and middle 30s before a few clouds roll in.

Those clouds are ahead of a system moving in later Friday into Saturday. That brings rain back into our region with a blast of cold air to follow.

That rain rolls in here from west to east and takes us into early Saturday. Much colder air moves in behind it for later Saturday into Sunday. That may bring around some wraparound moisture in here. The NAM is even showing northern and eastern Kentucky on the border of something else…

The best chance for flakes will be across the northern Ohio Valley and in the higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains. Temperatures by Sunday morning will drop into the upper 20s and low 30s as skies clear.

The weather into the first half of the week looks really pleasant with the numbers still a little below normal.

I continue to beat the drum for a major amplification of the jet stream for the final week of October This type of setup is pretty wild…

That can create a big time, slow-moving storm system.

The European Ensembles are also locked in on this deep trough…


I will hook you up with another update later today, so check back. Until then, Have a great Thursday and take care.