Daily Archives: September 22, 2019

Time posted: 1:39 am

Here Comes A Cold Front

Good Sunday, everyone. We have an honest to goodness cold front working into the region late tonight and Monday. This will bring a chance for showers and storms with much cooler air set to follow for the first half of the new week. There’s another front waiting on us before the week is over, then we sizzle… Again.

Before we get into the weather discussion part of the blog,I want to make sure to mention what’s coming up on The Weather Channel tonight. Storm Stories is doing a special on the March 2nd, 2012 West Liberty tornado. The program airs at 8pm and 11pm, with the West Liberty portion of the show airing in the final half hour. Your friendly weatherdude will be making an appearance to talk about that devastating twister.

Let us begin with what’s shaking on this Sunday. Temps are warming into the upper 80s to 90ish for much of the Commonwealth. Winds will begin to increase as clouds roll in from the west. An impressive line of showers and storms will likely show up to our west and this could get into parts of the state by evening. Here are your tracking toys for the day…

A broken line of showers and thunderstorms will then sweep across the rest of the state late tonight into Monday. This isn’t a soaking rain and many areas may not see much, but we will take what we can get. Winds will be gusty as normal late September temps move in here. Monday temps will come down into the 70s, but lows by Tuesday morning may reach the upper 40s in some areas…

Tuesday afternoon looks awesome with low humidity and 70s.

Another cold front will work our way late Wednesday and Thursday with our next chance for some showers and storms. Could another one try to sneak in next weekend? A few models are trying to show this…

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This will keep our temps near normal, but the heat is on next weekend into the following week as another huge ridge develops across the eastern half of the country. 90 degree temps are a good bet and we could be talking about record highs into early October. As I posted yesterday, this fits perfectly with September and October of 1939 when record highs happened through week two of October. Here’s my blurb from last week…

1939 featured a whopping 18 days of 90+ and was very dry. The rest of the fall turned much colder and the following winter turned very cold and gave us one of the snowiest winters on record with nearly 40″.

Obviously, no two years are exactly the same, but the fall similarities are striking. I will have another blowout post focusing more on fall and winter with my next update.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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