Wet Weather Starts The Weekend

Good Friday, folks. We are ending the week and beginning the weekend on a rather wet note across the bluegrass state. Rounds of showers are rolling across the state today as a big system gets ready to roll up the east coast. This pattern looks a lot like winter and may take on a little better winter look as November starts.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Rounds of showers will be pressing across the state as a double barrel low pressure works across the eastern part of the country. A weaker low moves right on top of us, with the main low bringing a nor’easter to the east coast.

Gusty showers will rule the day and those will dominate the regional radar…

Highs today range from the upper 40s to low 50s for many.

As mentioned, a nor’easter will be rolling up the east coast later today through early Sunday. Keep in mind… This started as a Hurricane in the Pacific and it’s now a nor’easter bringing rain and snow to the eastern part of the country. That’s pretty wild to even think about.

For us, northwesterly winds will be kicking in behind this system into Saturday and that keeps clouds and a few showers going, especially across the east…

Temps on Saturday range from the mod and upper 40s east, to the mid and upper 50s west…

Sunday will bring another system zipping through the region and that means gusty winds. Those gusts may reach 40-45mph at times Sunday afternoon and evening. Temps will spike ahead of the rain moving in as the day wears on.

That system moves through very quickly, leaving us with decent weather later Monday and Tuesday. Winds will still be very brisk and that may boost temps deep into the 60s on Tuesday. This comes ahead of another storm system targeting the region for Halloween into day one of November. This may be a big time rain and wind maker…


The Canadian follows that up with an even bigger storm…

Those systems could have enough cold air behind them to keep us alert for a little touch of winter weather.

I think November is going to be another super-active month with a lot of precipitation, some of which could be in frozen form, especially late month. The rainfall should be enough to easily make this the wettest fall every recorded for much of Kentucky.

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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15 Responses to Wet Weather Starts The Weekend

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the update. After reading your blog this morning, I’ll come to the conclusion that the rest of our Autumn season will be the average for the Ohio Valley in temperatures but not for precipitation ?

    • Schroeder says:

      Adding to my above comment : I’m hoping that December through March 2019 will have at lease three good snow events minus the ice events and an absent of days with extreme Arctic cold and dry.

  2. snowrunner says:

    So, pretty soon the Gorge is going to be designated a rain forest?

  3. Matt says:

    Those systems look like all our normal wintertime storms,, heavy rain with backside cold air pouring in..

  4. Prelude says:

    I’m pretty sure starting next week we shall see someone say put a fork in it winter is over. Smh

  5. TJ says:

    I recall when I was younger those Pumpkin leaf bags. We loved to rake up leaves and fill those bags to decorate for Halloween. The last several years I notice that not enough leaves have fallen by now at my house to fill up even one of those bags. Am I mistaken or do the leaves hang on the trees longer now than they used to?

    • WantingWinter says:

      There has definitely been a shift of seasons and when they start!!

    • Debbie says:

      You’re right, TJ-I was just thinking this the other day. I live across the street now from the house I lived in from ’89-2014 and there’s still that humongous (Circa 1974) Maple tree out front. In the 90’s, I can remember me, my Mom and then-hubby(if he got home from work in time)raking the daylights out of the front yard so the trick-or-treaters wouldn’t trip over all the landscaping and shrubbery we had at the time. It was A JOB!!!! I was like, “This one single tree does all THIS???!” But as the years went by, and even STILL, after a lot of breakage from the derecho in ’04, ice storm we had Christmas ’04, Ike, and Ice Storm ’09, there is still plenty of tree there, but the leaves are just NOT FALLING?! Back then, too, the leaves would be totally ‘turned’ by that time. Now, the ONLY tree on our whole street that has any color is the Japanese Maple we planted behind that house in 2003….but the people that live there now aren’t as caring, so the whole middle of the tree is dead as a doornail…pfft! 🙁

  6. Schroeder says:

    Let me elaborate on that yes, which was to explain why I think the Autumn’s are latter than they use to be. Now this is just a speculation or hunch, but the answer is that all the oceans are getting warmer and that’s probably due to the high solar activity we had since the late 1980’s. Now we are in a low solar activity but I think it will take several years before the oceans cool to the point that our four season will get back to normal. The Earth always has a way to balance out temperature. The most dramatic was the Ice Age.

    • Mike S says:

      For your reading enjoyment…
      However, remember there are other interactions taking place “in-house” that have a more direct bearing on our immediate climate. The Little Ice Age from the 1640’s and early 1700’s also had an uptick in major volcanic activity that coincided with that Solar Min and produced a significant effect on global temperatures. But, to say that these solar events are what drives our weather, the only player in town some 93,000,000 miles away, invites a debate that’s not going to make many friends. Every cause works together and produces an effect. Which cause contributes the most is not likely the presence/lack of sunspots, though it may contribute something.

      • Schroeder says:

        Mike, thanks for the information. Anytime you want to discuss the above in detail I’m ready. It’s very interesting and advance meteorology which I enjoy.

  7. Coffeeasy says:

    Thanks Chris. I’m just going to say bring it Have a great Friday everyone.

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