Daily Archives: October 7, 2019

Time posted: 7:40 pm

Monday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Heavy rain is finally winding down, but a few showers look to remain in the far east through Tuesday. To boot, mother nature is also giving us some very chilly… make that CHILI temps. 🙂 I’ve got even colder air on the way for the weekend and we are facing a legit frost threat.

As crazy as this sounds, much of Kentucky is near normal or above normal on rainfall for Meteorological Fall which started on September 1st. This coming after the September became the driest month on record for many areas with barely a few drops of rain.

The rainfall numbers from the Kentucky Mesonet sites match up very well with the forecast we had out…

Additional showers continue tonight into Tuesday across far southeastern and far eastern parts of the state. Here’s regional radar to track the action…

Temps today couldn’t get out of the 50s for many areas of central and eastern Kentucky. As skies clear tonight, lows will tank and we could see some upper 30s in the colder valleys of central and western parts of the state…

A few clouds will be noted as we head into the middle of the week as temps return to the low and mid 70s. There’s even the chance for a shower or two.

Friday looks like a very awesome day for wild weather loves. A major storm will be rolling across the northern plains and it will drag a cold front into our region. Gusty winds and a few showers and storms will be associated with this boundary…

Temps will be deep into the 70s ahead of this front Friday afternoon, then tumble very quickly as the front moves in. Some upper 30s will show up by Saturday morning. That sets the stage for a frost threat Monday night.

This same storm system is likely to bring a punishing snowstorm from the Rockies to the northern plains…

Road trip? 🙂

The pattern next week is likely to feature a huge upper low closing off across the eastern half of the country…

That looks a lot like a winter time setup to be honest. Just like you would expect in winter, it develops a couple of storm systems riding up from the south. The first arrives Tuesday on the European Model…

The second one shows up a few days later…

I’ll take that same look in the winter months and be happy with it.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:42 am

Tracking Heavy Rain and “Chili” Temps

Good Monday, folks. Heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms are common across areas of central and eastern Kentucky. This rain is essentially wiping out our short-term drought and producing local high water concerns. It’s also bringing a chill to the air… Or should I say “Chili” to the air. It’s a full blown Pot Of Chili Alert today. 🙂

Local high water issues are possible early today across central and eastern Kentucky. This is where the heaviest rains are falling. The drops will slowly end from west to east today, but temps may not get out of the 50s for the eastern half of the state. Winds will be gusty, making it feel downright chilly.

Here are your Monday tracking tools…

The threat for rain will linger through Tuesday across areas of far eastern and southeastern Kentucky. This area could get in on another round of very heavy rains. Check out the rain totals from tonight into Tuesday only…

That will keep overnight temps up compared to the rest of the state, but will also keep them down on Tuesday. Most areas are in the 40s for overnight lows, with a shot at upper 30s in the colder valleys. Highs on Tuesday are generally in the 60s.

Wednesday and Thursday look very nice with cool mornings and mild afternoons. This is ahead of a big time fall cold front that moves in here by Friday or very early Saturday.Gusty winds and a line of showers and storms will accompany our front…

This boundary will have one heck of a temperature gradient along it with temps dropping some 20-30 degrees in just a few hours. That could give us 50s for highs on Saturday with a significant frost threat Saturday night…

The setup behind that into next week looks chilly with the potential for a potent southern stream storm system. Interesting look for the middle of October.

I will give you another update later today so check back. Until then, make it a great Monday and take care.

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