Daily Archives: October 20, 2018

Time posted: 3:00 pm

Saturday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. Winds are really cranking as we get set for a big time fall cold front to slam in here. This will bring a broken line of showers with it this evening, but the winds and cold steal the weather show.

Here’s your interactive radar to track the action…

Winds may reach 40mph at times as the front moves through. Strong northwesterly winds tonight may try to pick up a touch of moisture from Lake Michigan and bring it as far south as the bluegrass state. I still cannot rule out a snow flurry or two from this, with the best chance being in the southeastern mountains. That said, you can see the “lake flake” plume into parts of northern Kentucky…

Temps overnight drop into the mid and upper 20s for some, setting the stage for a freeze…

Wind chill numbers will be in low 20s at times to begin the day. Another freeze is likely Sunday night, with sun and upper 40s to low 50s in between.

The setup for the final week of October continues to look very amplified…

Have a great rest of the day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:09 am

A Strong Fall Front Arrives

Good Saturday, everyone. We have a powerhouse of a cold front working into the bluegrass state later today. This boundary will crash through here and bring a healthy blast of cold air. There’s even the slight risk for the first snow flurry of the season to show up in the east.

Our day begins with departing showers as skies slowly become party sunny. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted this afternoon with isolated showers around. As the front slams in this evening, a broken line of very gusty showers will move through…

Gusty winds will crank and may reach 30mph-40mph at times. As the front moves through, temps drop some 10-20 degrees in an hour or so. Gusty northwesterly winds will then kick in and that’s a flow that can throw a few sprinkles or snow flurries into the Ohio Valley and the Appalachian Mountains…

Most of that stays north and east of Kentucky, but A flake or two may get very close to us. The best chance for a flake is across the southeast…

Temps by Sunday morning range from the middle 20s to low 30s. Wind chills will be even colder. Sunny skies will only manage to warm us into the upper 40s and low 50s. Gusty winds make it feel colder.

Next week starts with another freeze Monday morning, but some pretty nice weather is on tap through the middle of the week. This actually looks VERY nice!

Late next week into the following week, we begin to see some major buckles in the jet stream…

That can fire up several big, slow-moving storm systems…

I may throw you another update later today. On Sunday, I will show you a new seasonal model for the winter ahead. It’s an attention getter. 😉

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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