Fall Is Off To A Fast Start

Good Sunday, folks. Labor Day weekend is here and it’s the time of year many folks start looking forward to fall temps. That’s not the case this year, because the fall temps were here way before Labor Day. The air for the week ahead continues to look very cool, with the potential to flirt with record lows by late week.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Highs are back into the 70s for the entire region with a mix of sun and clouds, but I can’t totally rule out an isolated shower or storm going up. The same goes for Labor Day Monday.

A strong cold front moves in here Tuesday with gusty winds and showers and storms sweeping in. This front slows down as a wave of low pressure develops along it, keeping showers around into Wednesday. A few of those showers may linger into Thursday. Here’s the GFS…

The air behind this front keeps our temps WAY below normal through the week into the weekend…

Highs are generally in the 60s with lows in the 40s. That’s insane and awesome all at once. 🙂

Hurricane Irma is a beast out in the Atlantic and continues to look like a threat to the east coast next weekend or early the following week. Here’s the latest from the NHC…

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The GFS continues to bring toward the southeast coast…

The Canadian model is similar, with a farther south hit…

Third time this season for a tropical system to bring rain into Kentucky? That’s a long way out, but certainly worth watching.

Have a great day and take care.

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16 Responses to Fall Is Off To A Fast Start

  1. MarkLex says:

    Has KY ever gotten remnants from and east coast land falling hurricane like that?

    • Shawon says:

      Hugo drenched much of Kentucky in 1989 after making landfall in Charleston, SC.

    • Terry says:

      We actually have a better chance in far east and Southeast KY being impacted by east coast and FL hurricanes as the ones like Harvey and Cindy generally track too far West for my region when they hit TX or Louisiana…neither brought much measurable rain down in Harlan.

  2. Schroeder., says:

    Here’s a list of all the hurricanes of the past with the paths and description of damage to east coast inland: http://www.hurricaneville.com/historic.html

  3. Schroeder., says:

    Here’s the stats on Hurricane Hugo: http://www.hurricaneville.com/hugo.html

  4. Schroeder., says:

    The GFS and Canadian models, showing the projected paths of the remnants of Hurricane Irma over the inland US. If this was going to happen in December, January or February, the states of Kentucky and Indiana would be pounded and paralyzed with tons of snow or ice.

  5. Cold Rain says:

    Sure it will change but those tracks look bad for Eastern Tenn…Eastern Ky…Look how far inland the GFS has Irma traveling….All the way to the Mid-west..Notice the date at landfall..

  6. LD says:

    1.45 inches of rainfall from the event in Berea. Thankful for the low number versus what was forecast.

  7. Cold Rain says:

    GFS just went crazy with Irma..Thank God it’s still early..

  8. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Tropics are alive and well. I hope they calm down some by the first two weeks of October. Matthew shortened our vacation by three days last year. :(. Don’t want that to happen again this year. I hope everyone has a safe and restful Labor Day.

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