Daily Archives: October 1, 2019

Time posted: 8:51 pm

Tuesday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. We are wrapping up the hottest day in October history here in the bluegrass state and this heat looks to continue until a fall cold front arrives late Thursday. That knocks the numbers way down and then our threat for a healthy rainfall look to increase late this weekend and early next week.

Let me start with the current heat. This, to me, is one of the greatest heat waves in Kentucky history. No, it’s not the hottest or longest, but for this time of year, it’s really unprecedented in magnitude and length. Normal highs are 70-75, but temps are reaching the mid and upper 90s. This is brutal.

Wednesday is similar to today and should break all kinds of records… Again. That heat hangs into Thursday, especially in the east, but our cold front puts an end to that by Thursday evening. That front won’t have anything but and isolated shower or storm with it, but the temps come way down into the first weekend of October.

Our next system of interest arrives Sunday as a cold front drops in. Low pressure is going to try to develop along this front, potentially bringing soaking rains to the region. The Euro isn’t as crazy as yesterday’s run, but still has a cutoff system on top of us…

Here are the rainfall numbers from the run…

The GFS has some similar numbers from this system…

Those kind of rain numbers would certainly go a long way in helping us out. Temps would be rather chilly in that type of setup and would also be very welcomed.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:49 am

More Record Heat Before We Change It Up

Good Tuesday and welcome to October. Temps to start the new month are among the hottest, if not the hottest, temps ever recorded for October in Kentucky. That’s the bad news. The good news is that fall finally arrives late this week, with the potential for some big rains early next week.

Before getting into that, we are launching a weather podcast at WKYT. The cover photo is reason enough to give it a listen…

Temps out there today are back into the low and middle 90s for many, breaking all kinds of records. This will carry over into Wednesday with similar results. These two days may rank 1st and 2nd in terms of all-time record heat for October.

There is the chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm to go up…

A true fall cold front arrives on the scene Thursday and should have one heck of a temp gradient with it. Temps may hit 90 one last time across the east, but will drop quickly as the front moves through. Any moisture with this front looks pretty darn skimpy.

Temps for Friday afternoon look awesome with upper 60s to mid 70s with partly sunny skies and a nice breeze. That will set the stage for another morning in the 40s to start our Saturday.

The next system is an interesting one as it begins to impact our weather late Sunday into the first half of next week. This one could bring some very nice rains our way. Recent runs of the European Model have been going crazy, but other models aren’t in that boat as of now.

The GFS has a healthy rain system…

The Canadian is pretty puny…

I may throw you another update later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.