Daily Archives: October 12, 2019

Time posted: 1:45 am

Green Thumb ALERT

Good Saturday, everyone. The coldest air of the young fall season continues to take control of the bluegrass state. Our cold front is pushing to the east allowing for this real deal chill to dominate the weekend, making for a pretty awesome one for fall lovers.

There’s a good chance for many areas to pick up frost early Sunday morning as temps drop deep into the 30s. Green thumbs are officially on red alert.

Some areas are in the 30s to begin our Saturday, especially across western and central Kentucky. Winds are likely too gusty to allow frost to form, but those winds are actually giving us a bit of a wind chill. Leftover showers across eastern Kentucky should quickly pull out of the state by late morning…

Highs this afternoon stay in the 50s for many as sunny skies take over. Winds will make it feel chillier than that.

As our winds calm overnight, temps should drop well into the 30s for most areas. Those colder valleys may even go below freezing.

Sunday afternoon looks good with temps in the 60s. Monday is also another fine looking fall day, but things change quickly on Tuesday. That’s when we get another deep trough to dig in here, picking up a storm system from the south and rolling it up the east coast. This is a winter looking setup…



No, the end result isn’t winter weather, but the setup is something you typically see in the winter months. Often, the fall storm track can be a precursor to the winter storm track.

The air behind the above storm system will bring another frost/light freeze threat by Thursday morning after a day likely in the 50s on Wednesday.

The setup behind this looks damp as we head into next weekend as another storm system rolls our way. Temps should also warm up as this moist flow develops.

I’ve been talking about a potential really cold blast during the final week or so of October. Granted, the models are still in the fantasy range, but look what showed up…

Check out the raw model output for Lexington…

That’s just 336 hours from now… Lock it up! 😉

I will try to throw you another update later today, but no promises. I’ve been nominated as president of the WKYT tailgating committee, so things may get a little out of hand.

Have a great day and take care.