Daily Archives: October 8, 2019

Time posted: 7:39 pm

Tuesday Evening Thoughts

Good evening, gang. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the late week cold front ready to blast the bluegrass state. This front continues to look like it will have a healthy line of showers and storms with it and a blast of real deal chill behind it.

Let me begin with a brand spanking new Kentucky Weather Podcast. There’s a lot of laughing in this one as we talk about weather, haters and our taigating adventures…

The timing of this front continues to be from late Friday through early Saturday. This is part of the same storm system producing major early season snows across the Rockies and upper midwest. Obviously, we won’t be seeing anything close to that, but winds will be gusty as showers and a few storms sweep across the region…

Temps may be near 80 ahead of the front then drop into the 30s behind it by Saturday morning. You can see how the chilly temps settle in for the weekend, potentially leading to a frost threat…

All of this continues to be part of a pattern that should feature a fairly deep trough in the eastern part of the country through next week. This may develop storm that takes a cold season track from the south then up the coast…

In November,  that same setup would be a snow maker around here.

On my next update, I’ll talk a little bit about the rest of the month and into November, including potential winter weather. Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:58 am

Watching A Late Week Cold Front

Good Tuesday, folks. We have some really nice fall weather around for the next few days, but the focus is on the weekend and a strong cold front. That front looks to bring our first true frost threat to much of the region. That will get your fall weather juices flowing! 🙂

As usual, we start with what’s going on out there today. Temps are very chilly to start the day with a few upper 30s possible for areas getting clear skies. Highs this afternoon are mainly in the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. Those clouds in the east may still contain a few showers. If those are there, they will show up on your regional radar…

The weather for Wednesday and Thursday looks pretty darn nice, but some clouds get into the mix as our winds gust up. I can’t totally rule out an isolated shower going up. Temps are well into the 70s.

A major plains storm system is developing and will roll toward the upper midwest by Friday. That system will have a major snowstorm along and to the west of the track, putting a smackdown on many areas. This storm drags a cold front quickly across Kentucky on Friday. The timing on this is still in flux, but it should bring a line of showers and storms across the state…

Winds look VERY gusty with this setup as temperatures crash from west to east. This could set the stage for a kiss of frost for the weekend. Watch this temp drop…

As all of this is happening, a super typhoon is recurving in the western Pacific…

Regular readers know this can often be a precursor to a deepening trough across the eastern part of the United States. The models are sniffing this out more and more for next week. You can see this on the GFS Ensembles…

I may throw another update at you later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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