Tracking High Winds and A Monster Of A Halloween Storm

Good Sunday, everyone. High winds are coming at us today as a potent little system crosses the Ohio Valley. The system will be a much bigger deal as it moves in here for Halloween and the first day or two of November. That one will bring heavy rain, thunderstorms and high winds with cold air to follow.

Let’s start with today’s system. Low pressure is zipping across the Ohio Valley, bringing high winds and a few showers and storms. The winds are the main factor and may gusty from 40-50mph at times. This would be enough to cause some power hits and could cause some tree damage. There is also a local strong to severe storms threat across the north and east…

Here’s regional radar to track the gusty showers and storms…

Monday and Tuesday look really good, but that goes downhill very quickly on Halloween. A major storm system will wrap up and move right on top of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley through Thursday and Friday. This storm will be intense and bring the potential for flooding rains, strong thunderstorms and high winds. The European Model shows our monster storm…

Excessive rains can easily cause flooding and flash flooding issues…

The European is consistently showing wind gusts of 50-60mph along and east of the track of the low. Wow! We may also see strong to severe storms in in some of the same areas east of the low.

The GFS is now fully on board…

The Canadian concurs…

Much colder air wraps in behind this powerful storm and has the chance to throw a flake into the region before all is said and done.

Still, the Wednesday-Thursday storm may be a headline maker in our region. I will have updates later today.

Have a good one and take care.


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10 Responses to Tracking High Winds and A Monster Of A Halloween Storm

  1. B H says:

    Tree limbs and leaves everywhere.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Hope the winds and rains forecast are not as bad as they sound. I remember November sixth, 2005 when a EF 3 tornado hit the southeast side of Evansville, Indiana.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Foliage color on trees around my home have advance over the last twenty four hours. I expect the peak will be about mid-week in my county. I’ll predict that the trees will be bare of foliage by this time next Sunday due to all the wind and rain that is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

    • Terry says:

      I would say you are right with only exception might be oak trees. Oaks are still mostly green in Harlan and it takes FOREVER for them to shed. Even after a hard freeze, which we have not had yet in my part of the state, oaks tend to turn rust brown and hang on the trees deep into early winter!

  4. MarkLex says:

    The past few days when trying to come to this site, I have to refresh the page like 5 times before it loads. It says service unavailable.

  5. Bobt says:

    The below average cold that the models were showing for this timeframe looks to be a bust. I’m not complaining though. Not ready to move on to colder weather until around the holidays.

  6. Dawn says:

    Hi Chris,
    I’m having problems accessing your site from my iPhone X and laptop. It won’t load the page and either stays blank or says service unavailable.

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