Daily Archives: October 26, 2019

Time posted: 7:19 pm

Saturday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. High winds continue to increase roll through the region as our storm system moves into the Ohio Valley. This storm is also bringing another wave of heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms across the state. Behind this looks to be another big time storm system just in time for Halloween.

Showers and storms across western Kentucky produced all kinds of wind damage this afternoon. Gusts were close to 70mph in a few spots. The showers and storms this evening will pack a heavy rain punch as they sweep from west to east and could put down a quick inch of rain. Wind gusts of 40mph-50mph should become common, with local 60mph gusts possible.

Here are your evening storm trackers…

Once this storm moves away, we have a couple days before the next one blows in here. The setup across the country is really straight out of winter with lots of arctic air (October style) showing up. The boundary inches closer to Kentucky then slams the brakes on allowing for a big storm system to develop. That sweeps the very cold air in here later Halloween into Friday…

That’s pretty wicked to see.

That setup sends a weak system just to our west with rain and snow from Missouri into the Great Lakes Monday and Tuesday…

The next storm system is going to bring a lot of rain and wind to us Wednesday into Thursday. Watch how this wraps up, bringing snows from the plains into parts of the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes…

I’ll see you guys back here for a full update later tonight. Until then, have a great rest of your evening and take care.


Time posted: 2:30 am

Tracking Heavy Rain and Gusty Winds

Good Saturday, folks. Our potent storm system is rolling toward us from the southwest and is bringing rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms. This is also going to be a pretty big wind maker later in the day as what’s left of Olga rolls into western Kentucky.

At this point, the forecast remains pretty much in tact. Here’s a quick synopsis:

  • Our day starts with showers and storms for many, with a slow decrease in the south and southeast.
  • A window of dry weather is likely across eastern Kentucky this afternoon into the early evening. That may allow temps to surge into the 70s.
  • Central Kentucky will be right on the afternoon buffer zone between the dry east and stormy west. A few showers and storms will be noted in this area.
  • Showers and storms increase from west to east this evening and then should end by Sunday morning.

What’s left of Tropical Storm Olga continues to rapidly push into our region later today…

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Along and east of the track of that remnant low, some big time winds can show up. The Hi Res NAM is spitting out 60mph gusts in the west…

Gusts across central and eastern Kentucky may be in the 40 to 50mph range as the evening line of thunderstorms works to the east.

Clouds linger into Sunday as a seasonally chilly wind blows.

The next system rolls in here by Wednesday and Halloween Thursday. This one is likely another big rain and wind maker before cold air crashes in behind the departing storm. The GFS continues to come around to this idea…

Check out the snow on the western edge of that system as it rolls through the Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes.

I will have another update later today, so check back. Until then, here are your Saturday trackers…

Enjoy the day and take care.