Friday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. We have rain pressing into the state through the rest of your day, but the focus is on a pretty wild setup for later Saturday into Saturday night. This is courtesy of a strong cold front dropping into the state from the northwest.

That front slams in here late Saturday afternoon and evening and will have VERY gusty winds ahead of it and behind it. Gusts may exceed 40mph at times…

Temps crash from the upper 50s and low 60s during the afternoon into the upper 30s by late evening. A strong northwesterly wind flow kicks in behind the front and that may spit out some sprinkles or snow flurries across the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains Saturday night. While the best chance is to our north and east, I can’t rule out a few flakes wandering into the eastern half of the state. The HI Res NAM shows this…

The West Virginia Mountains could do very well in this type of flow.

Temperatures by Sunday morning will drop into the upper 20s to near 30 for much of the state…

That’s going to be a healthy freeze. Wind chills may reach the low 20s at times. Yowza!

Rain continues to roll across the region from west to east this evening. Here’s your interactive radar to track it all…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm. Make it a  good rest of your Friday and take care.

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9 Responses to Friday Afternoon Update

  1. Jirvin1120 says:

    You meant to say it slams in here late Saturday afternoon?

  2. Schroeder says:

    The coming cold front shows up very well on the Ventusky site. Looks like our first taste of true Arctic air. Didn’t see this coming early this morning. Just goes to show you how fast weather can change in the Ohio Valley. After this freeze, we will have Indian Summer before the next cold front blows through.

    • Prelude says:

      That’s so weird you missed that. Chris Bailey the trained meteorologist that has a degree and certified saw it coming for quite awhile, he has even posted about it.

      • Schroeder says:

        I have a college degree too. And I have taking courses in Meteorology and at one time was a member of the American Meteorological Society but that was years ago. But, back then I learned about meteorology in a different way without computer models.

  3. Mike S says:

    From the NWS at

    “Indian Summer
    An unseasonably warm period near the middle of autumn, usually following a substantial period of cool weather.”

    Local media sources and outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center at 8-14 days out do not show any likelihood of an “unseasonably warm period” any time soon. Perhaps normal at best. Other weather systems with their accompanying cold fronts will just serve to reinforce cool to cold shots for the region. Still, mid 70’s for a few days sounds good to me about now.

    • Debbie says:

      This IS Kentucky/Ohio Valley, though. Who knows what one or two days/weeks brings? I’m a “Snow Goddess”, so my hope is that this winter will be earlier than last. None of these late Winter/Early Spring snowstorms that are gone within 2 hours of covering us up!

    • Schroeder says:

      Wrong, Indian Summer is always after the first freeze of the Autumn season.

  4. Andy Rose says:

    I was glad to see 75 degrees today at my place.

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