Rain Introduces Another Cold Blast

Good Friday, everyone. Rain rolls into Kentucky later today ahead of a system that will bring even colder air our way later this weekend. This continues to be part of pretty active setup that threatens to develop a big system for the final week of the month.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. A touch of frost starts the day with temps in the 30s. Clouds will quickly increase as rain develops during the afternoon and evening. That may mean some soggy high school football games…

Temps ahead of the rain will spike into the 60s, then drop as the drops start falling.

Saturday is an interesting day with gusty winds and another front dropping in during the evening. That front may bring a gusty round of showers in here. The NAM is trying its very best to spit out an overnight flake in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky…

The GFS is seeing the flake action just to our north and east…

Temps crash from northwest to southeast during the evening as it turns cold. This sets the stage for temps to tank by Sunday morning with readings in the upper 20s to low 30s. Winds may gust from 30-40mph at times.

Wind chills are going to come into play during this time. Watch the dramatic drop from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning…

Ok… That’s impressive!

Sunday afternoon looks nice and chilly with upper 40s to low 50s for highs. Winds will make it feel chillier than that.

The first half of next week looks very nice as temps make a run into the 60s with mainly dry weather.

For the past week and change, I’ve been talking about a big amplification in the overall pattern for the last week of October. That major disruption of the jet stream can be seen here…

That’s likely to lead to a significant storm system or two and cold air across much of the country…

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

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12 Responses to Rain Introduces Another Cold Blast

  1. Terry says:

    Cold stuff on the way for sure☺

  2. Kevin Smith says:


  3. feederband says:

    No typical fall season. Meh

  4. Matt says:

    How so? Looks like sunny and 60 all through next week, that’s pretty typical fall weather last I checked.. Looks like the pattern will finally relax and dry out after tomorrow.

  5. winter lover says:

    Frosty man show up here in far western ky and yes this is typical fall weather love it.

  6. Rickie H says:

    We had frost on the pumpkin at our house this morning. Temp of 37.
    It’s refreshing to breathe in the cool crisp air. Thank you Mr Bailey for the information you share with us.

  7. Mike S says:

    My first frost of the season here in Valley Station with low of 35 degrees

  8. Schroeder says:

    Thirty four degrees with just a light frost. Dew point around thirty degrees. This is the lowest dew point so far. May be the reason why the frost wasn’t widespread, or a slight breeze was present.

  9. Allen says:

    Having trouble finding your App??

  10. Schroeder says:

    Chris you keep bringing up in your blogs of lately about the amplification of the polar jet stream and an overall pattern change by the end of October. Are all of the weather models in agreement with this happening this far out ?

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