Daily Archives: September 26, 2019

Time posted: 1:43 am

The Heat Is Ready To Return

Good Thursday, folks. A cold front is moving through the state and it’s bringing scattered showers and storms. This isn’t a lot, but it’s certainly better than nothing. After this front goes through, our focus then turns toward the possibility of record or near record highs to close the month and kick off October.

As usual, we start with what’s going on today. Isolated showers and storms are pushing across the Commonwealth, with the greatest risk in the south and early today. This won’t be a lot of rain and many areas may be skipped, but we will take what we can get. Here are your radars…

Temps today will be back into the 70s with a quick drop into the upper 50s by late this evening. That should set the stage for a fairly wild temp ride for Friday. The day may start with upper 40s and low 50s for some, with the mid and upper 80s pushing back in during the afternoon. 90 is possible across the west. I can’t rule out a couple of thunderstorms. This kicks off a very hot and humid weekend that will feature temps in the low 90s, but a few showers and storms can fire up…

This steamy air continues into the first few days of October and could break records in some cities. By the end of next week, a fairly strong cold front is going to make a run at us and that could flip the pattern in a hurry…

That should bring a fall chill in here for the first weekend of October. Yes, please!

The tropics continue to feature a couple of storms with Lorenzo well out in the Atlantic and Karen struggling mightily…

The track on Karen continues to show a weakening trend as it meanders well east of the Bahamas…

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The quicker we can get this storm to weaken, the better the chance for a nice fall cold front in about a week.

Until then, record heat is once again a good bet for much of the bluegrass state.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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