Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

Time posted: 12:38 pm

Updating The Busy Setup

Good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the active pattern that’s taking us straight into the heart of fall. This is a big temperature crash on the way, with two rain makers set to impact our region during the transition.

Let’s begin with the latest on Hurricane Michael. This is becoming a major hurricane and is heading toward the Florida Panhandle and will be a devastating storm when it comes ashore on Wednesday…

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Some of that offshoot tropical moisture will be siphoned northward ahead of a cold front moving into the state late Wednesday and Wednesday night. Showers and thunderstorms will increase during this time, with some locally heavy rains. Deeper tropical moisture will get into southeastern Kentucky by early Thursday…

Temps crash behind the front on Thursday with a true fall chill in the air. Temps by Friday morning may drop into the 30s for some…

Highs on Friday stay in the 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. A better chance for frost will be with us Friday night and Saturday morning with readings in the 30s.

What’s left of a Pacific hurricane will then cross the country and move all the way into our region by Sunday. Check out the Hurricane models…

What how that system deepens on top of us, bringing chilly rains into town…

Highs may not get out of the 40s for some on Sunday…

Another frost potential follows that up, with more cold shots on the way.

As far as today is concerned, a scattered shower or storm may flare up. I have you all set to track them…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:40 am

Fall Is Ready To Take Control

Good Tuesday to one and all. It’s full steam ahead toward a major flip in our weather patter as fall FINALLY takes control of the weather. This transition comes with a very active pattern featuring a major fall cold front and two hurricanes… Michael in the Gulf and Sergio in the Pacific. Wait… What? Yep… A Pacific hurricane may bring rain to Kentucky.

Let’s begin with Hurricane Michael down in the Gulf. This storm has a Wednesday date with the Florida landfall and will likely be a major hurricane as it comes ashore. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center…

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As our cold front rolls in late Wednesday, it’s able to tap some of the offshoot moisture from Michael, enhancing the rain in our region. Later Wednesday night and Thursday morning, southeastern Kentucky may get in on some of the true outer rains from what’s left of Michael…

Locally heavy rains are a good bet across central and eastern Kentucky. Chilly air crashes in from west to east on Thursday with the chill really settling in for Friday. Highs may stay in the 50s for many with the potential for a kiss of frost by  Friday or Saturday morning. Lows may reach deep into the 30s…

Saturday is another chilly day with clouds increasing as a weak system rolls by just to our north. That brings us to another very interesting system.

What’s left of Hurricane Sergio out in the Pacific will cross Mexico and into the southwestern US in the next few days. That system may then wind up crossing the Ohio Valley this weekend. The hurricane models are incredible to see…

I’m not really sure the last time I saw Hurricane Models plot the remnants of a Pacific Hurricane all the way into our region.

What’s left of Sergio looks to bring rain our way by Saturday night and Sunday, followed by a VERY cold air mas…

Additional cold shots are likely to follow that and now we have our first medium range model run showing this in two weeks…

The 15 day snow map from the European Ensembles Control run is interesting to look at…

Yes we are just looking at those for fun, but it’s pretty wild to see this showing up so early in the season and an indication of an amazing pattern flip taking place.

I will have another update later today, so check back. Until then, I leave you with your daily dose of scattered storm tracking tools…

Have a great day and take care.

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