Daily Archives: October 19, 2018

Time posted: 12:28 pm

Friday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. We have rain pressing into the state through the rest of your day, but the focus is on a pretty wild setup for later Saturday into Saturday night. This is courtesy of a strong cold front dropping into the state from the northwest.

That front slams in here late Saturday afternoon and evening and will have VERY gusty winds ahead of it and behind it. Gusts may exceed 40mph at times…

Temps crash from the upper 50s and low 60s during the afternoon into the upper 30s by late evening. A strong northwesterly wind flow kicks in behind the front and that may spit out some sprinkles or snow flurries across the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains Saturday night. While the best chance is to our north and east, I can’t rule out a few flakes wandering into the eastern half of the state. The HI Res NAM shows this…

The West Virginia Mountains could do very well in this type of flow.

Temperatures by Sunday morning will drop into the upper 20s to near 30 for much of the state…

That’s going to be a healthy freeze. Wind chills may reach the low 20s at times. Yowza!

Rain continues to roll across the region from west to east this evening. Here’s your interactive radar to track it all…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm. Make it a  good rest of your Friday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:11 am

Rain Introduces Another Cold Blast

Good Friday, everyone. Rain rolls into Kentucky later today ahead of a system that will bring even colder air our way later this weekend. This continues to be part of pretty active setup that threatens to develop a big system for the final week of the month.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. A touch of frost starts the day with temps in the 30s. Clouds will quickly increase as rain develops during the afternoon and evening. That may mean some soggy high school football games…

Temps ahead of the rain will spike into the 60s, then drop as the drops start falling.

Saturday is an interesting day with gusty winds and another front dropping in during the evening. That front may bring a gusty round of showers in here. The NAM is trying its very best to spit out an overnight flake in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky…

The GFS is seeing the flake action just to our north and east…

Temps crash from northwest to southeast during the evening as it turns cold. This sets the stage for temps to tank by Sunday morning with readings in the upper 20s to low 30s. Winds may gust from 30-40mph at times.

Wind chills are going to come into play during this time. Watch the dramatic drop from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning…

Ok… That’s impressive!

Sunday afternoon looks nice and chilly with upper 40s to low 50s for highs. Winds will make it feel chillier than that.

The first half of next week looks very nice as temps make a run into the 60s with mainly dry weather.

For the past week and change, I’ve been talking about a big amplification in the overall pattern for the last week of October. That major disruption of the jet stream can be seen here…

That’s likely to lead to a significant storm system or two and cold air across much of the country…

I will throw you another update later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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