Daily Archives: October 26, 2018

Time posted: 7:14 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. It’s a damp and dreary day across Kentucky as low pressure works across the region. This ugly stuff carries us into the weekend as winds get ready to crank up. As we head into next week,  a couple of major storm systems will impact our weather.

Today’s rains continue to spin around a weak low on top of our region, with the main low running up the east coast…

Northwesterly winds will be with us on Saturday and that brings a lot of clouds and showers to the eastern half of the state. You can see this wraparound action coming from that big storm in the east…

The weather on Saturday looks much better in the west with highs in the upper 50s to near 60. Central and eastern Kentucky may stay in the 40s…

Sunday will find another system working quickly across the Ohio Valley. The day starts dry with showers and a storm or two possible in the afternoon and evening, especially north and east. Temps will spike ahead of this system as winds crank to 40-45mph. This could be another wind damage event for parts of the region.

Very windy and milder weather will be noted Monday into Tuesday as another strong storm system moving in here by Tuesday night and Halloween. This will likely bring high winds and heavy rain in here. That may be followed by another winter looking system by the weekend. Let’s check on how the models are playing this…

European

Here’s the wintertime system coming after that by next weekend…

The Canadian Model has a similar theme, but is much stronger with the second/third systems…

The new version of the GFS…

Some interesting looks on the models during this time. Enjoy the wet evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:26 am

Wet Weather Starts The Weekend

Good Friday, folks. We are ending the week and beginning the weekend on a rather wet note across the bluegrass state. Rounds of showers are rolling across the state today as a big system gets ready to roll up the east coast. This pattern looks a lot like winter and may take on a little better winter look as November starts.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Rounds of showers will be pressing across the state as a double barrel low pressure works across the eastern part of the country. A weaker low moves right on top of us, with the main low bringing a nor’easter to the east coast.

Gusty showers will rule the day and those will dominate the regional radar…

Highs today range from the upper 40s to low 50s for many.

As mentioned, a nor’easter will be rolling up the east coast later today through early Sunday. Keep in mind… This started as a Hurricane in the Pacific and it’s now a nor’easter bringing rain and snow to the eastern part of the country. That’s pretty wild to even think about.

For us, northwesterly winds will be kicking in behind this system into Saturday and that keeps clouds and a few showers going, especially across the east…

Temps on Saturday range from the mod and upper 40s east, to the mid and upper 50s west…

Sunday will bring another system zipping through the region and that means gusty winds. Those gusts may reach 40-45mph at times Sunday afternoon and evening. Temps will spike ahead of the rain moving in as the day wears on.

That system moves through very quickly, leaving us with decent weather later Monday and Tuesday. Winds will still be very brisk and that may boost temps deep into the 60s on Tuesday. This comes ahead of another storm system targeting the region for Halloween into day one of November. This may be a big time rain and wind maker…

GFS

The Canadian follows that up with an even bigger storm…

Those systems could have enough cold air behind them to keep us alert for a little touch of winter weather.

I think November is going to be another super-active month with a lot of precipitation, some of which could be in frozen form, especially late month. The rainfall should be enough to easily make this the wettest fall every recorded for much of Kentucky.

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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