Watching The Weekend and Eclipse Day

Good Friday to one and all. We have a cold front pressing across the state today, bringing a more comfortable brand of air into the region. This should make for a decent weather weekend for many. Monday is our big solar eclipse day and I’m watching some clouds trying to crash the party.

Showers and storms early today will move away, leaving us with afternoon sunshine…

Lower humidity levels work in this afternoon and evening, making for an AWESOME start to the high school football season. Temps will generally be in the 70s with a nice breeze blowing from the northwest.

Our Saturday storm chance is rather small and comes at the end of the day. The best threat is across northern parts of the state.

The forecast for Eclipse Day Monday continues to be for a mix of sun and clouds, with a very small storm chance. Here’s the latest cloud forecast from the GFS…

Showers and storms increase by Tuesday and Wednesday as we see a deep trough engulfing the eastern half of the country. This brings is much cooler than normal temperatures for the second half of next week into the following weekend…

The long range European Ensembles from WeatherBell show our wetter than normal summer working overtime into September…

It’s also interesting to see that same model showing some good snows in the Rockies and early season flakes flying across much of Canada…

Have a great Friday and take care.


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13 Responses to Watching The Weekend and Eclipse Day

  1. Mike S says:

    Louisville set a daily rainfall record for yesterday with 2.56″.

    • Faye says:

      We were at the State Fair yesterday and the weather sure messed with any outdoor activities. There was torrential rain and more lightning than I’ve seen this whole summer. Even inside the building with all the noise, you could hear the booming of the thunder.

  2. Schroeder., says:

    http://www.weatherstreet.com/Snowstorm.htm I can’t find any model indicating snowfall in the Rockies or in Canada.

  3. Schroeder., says:

    Tropical storm Harvey has formed and heading west, maybe into the gulf of Mexico in the next few days ? http://www.weatherstreet.com/hurricane/2017/Harvey.htm

  4. Schroeder., says:

    In my opinion, With the tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean, along with a strong upper level high pressure system in the center of the Atlantic is keeping weather systems in the Mid West and Ohio River Valley from moving east and south. We have had very little change in the overall weather pattern in the last few weeks. For instance, today is forecast to be partly sunny, with slightly lower dew points, with very little temperature change from yesterday.

  5. Schroeder., says:

    On this model, it shows clear skies for the solar eclipse on Monday 21st August 2017, but who really knows ? http://www.weatherstreet.com/states/kentucky-cloud-cover-forecast.htm

  6. LD says:

    So who do I believe, the discussion above about the big weather change for the weekend or the WKYT Weather page which shows (as of 127 PM) literally the same weather we’ve been having going forward?

    http://www.wkyt.com/weather

    I mean, I’m inclined to believe CB and not the possible IT intern WKYT pays in Hotpockets who updates that page, but it’s still an odd divide to see. If CB says cooler then that what I’ll expect dagnabbit.

    (name link for you Hamlin, thought you’d appreciate it)

  7. Schroeder., says:

    On the two map presented on this link, notice how the energy to our west dissipates before reaching the Mississippi River. This has been going on for quite sometime. In the Caribbean, Tropical storm Harvey is moving west, and appears to be getting more organized. At the same time a upper level low is spinning over the state of Florida, if the two combine, we could have a very strong hurricane. http://www.weatherstreet.com/hurricane/2017/Hurricane-Atlantic-2017.htm

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