Daily Archives: October 27, 2018

Time posted: 3:11 pm

A Lot Of Wind and Rain Ahead

Good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to drop by to update the big wind makers and heavy rains on the way in the coming days. Two systems are going to bring significant winds our way and one of them may also bring a high water threat.

Before we get to those, northwesterly winds continue to touch off showers and drizzle across areas of central and, especially, eastern Kentucky. Here’s your regional radar…

The system moving in on Sunday is going to be a big time wind maker for the Ohio Valley, including Kentucky. Gusts of 40-50mph are possible and that could lead to some power hits and trees down. This is a small, but potent, system zipping through here…

Afternoon showers will develop for much of central and eastern Kentucky.

Our next system continues to look like a major storm rolling right on top of our region Halloween Wednesday into the first day of November on Thursday. The European Model is really blowing this thing up…

Heavy rains are likely during this time, but how much will depend on how strong the system is and how slow it moves. This run of the European shows flooding rains…

The model is also suggesting wind gusts of greater than 40-50mph as a possibility.

The European Model is similar, but a little faster with the low moving through here. It also sees a weak system diving in behind that…

Still, the Canadian is showing rainfall numbers approaching 5″ for some areas…

As is usually the case, the GFS is the weakest and most progressive of all the models…

That said, even the GFS is seeing 2″-4″ rains in our region.

I may send out another update this evening. If not, my late night update will have all the latest on this super active setup.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:51 am

October Going Out On A Busy Note

Good Saturday, everyone. We have another raw day in store for many areas, with a lot more action on the way as this busy fall pattern will not let up. This busy setup includes a lot of wind for Sunday and another potent storm system waiting in the wings for Halloween. After that, there’s a winter look to the setup.

Let’s begin with today and roll ahead. Northwesterly winds will keep clouds, showers, drizzle and chilly temps across much of the central and eastern parts of the state. Farther west, the day winds up being pretty nice with temps deep into the upper 50s. The east may struggle to get out of the mid and upper 40s.

Here’s regional radar to track the northwesterly flow showers…

A month from now, we would be talking about snow showers and squalls working in on this same flow.

Sunday looks very windy with gusts that can reach 40mph at times. The day starts with some sun ahead of a cold front dropping in late afternoon and evening. That will bring some gusty showers and a storm with it, especially across the north and east. Temps will also spike ahead of the drops.

Monday looks good with upper 30s to start and upper 50s to low 60s to end.

The next system rolls in by Halloween and brings wind, rain and a few thunderstorms. This will be followed up by much colder air and the potential for another system by the weekend.

Here are the views from the various computer models….

New version of the GFS…

GFS

Canadian

Here’s the European with the Halloween-Thursday system…

Here’s how it follows it up for late Friday through Saturday…

I will hook you up with another update later today. Have a good one and take care.

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