Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Time posted: 2:15 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Historic Hurricane Michael is coming ashore along the Florida Panhandle and is bringing devastation with it. This storm will throw some tropical moisture into southeastern Kentucky tonight, meeting up with our fall cold front to produce heavy rains. Then, the chilly air settles in.

Michael underwent rapid intensification last night and today and was a borderline Cat 5 hurricane. Here’s the latest from the NHC…

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Our exclusive interactive radar is designed to take you anywhere across the country to show you real time conditions. It has tabs for Watches/Warnings, current conditions, storm reports and storm tracks. The most awesome thing comes from being able to watch any active live storm chaser streams. Many of these are in the path of Michael, so click on the active streams to watch the live video of the storm moving in…

Back here in Kentucky, showers and thunderstorms are scattered about the region ahead of our front. This action will increase this evening, bringing some heavy rains our way. As the front moves into eastern Kentucky late tonight and early Thursday, it will meet up with some deeper tropical moisture and produce very heavy rains. Local high water issues are possible in southeastern Kentucky. Here are your local tracking tools…

Rain ends from west to east Thursday as chilly air sweeps in. Temps drop into the upper 50s and low 60s for afternoon readings.

Clearing skies Thursday night will allow temps to drop into the 30s for many areas. The NAM and Hi Res NAM are in frost levels…

Friday’s highs stay in the 50s with afternoon clouds increasing. Those clouds are ahead of a fast-moving system that can spit out a few showers Friday night and Saturday morning. The NAM continues to show a few flakes just to our north…

Our next system arrives on Sunday and is what’s left of a Hurricane Sergio from the Pacific. This will bring very chilly showers our way Sunday into early Monday. Another weak system follows that up Monday night and may produce some more flakes not too far away…

More cold shots are on the way after that, with frost and freezing conditions a possibility to follow that up.

Have a great rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:35 am

Tracking Michael and A Major Pattern Change

Good Wednesday, folks.  Powerful Hurricane Michael is heading into the Florida Panhandle today, likely bringing a devastating storm surge with it. At the same time, a major fall cold front is rolling across Kentucky. That front will bring a taste of November temps to our region. Oh, and I’m also tracking a Pacific tropical system that will bring rain to Kentucky.

All of this is leading us into a much colder than normal pattern.

As mentioned, Hurricane Michael is bearing down on the Florida Panhandle. This is the strongest storm to hit the region since Opal back around the same time in 1995. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center…

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Our exclusive interactive radar is designed to take you anywhere across the country to show you real time conditions. It has tabs for Watches/Warnings, current conditions, storm reports and storm tracks. The most awesome thing comes from being able to watch any active live storm chaser streams. Many of these are in the path of Michael, so click on the active streams to watch the live video of the storm moving in…

Of course, you can use that same radar to track today’s showers and storms across the bluegrass state. These showers and storms will increase as the day wears on, with the best coverage coming tonight and early Thursday as the cold front slams through.

Here are the rest of your local tracking tools:

Rain ends from west to east on Thursday as temps take a big tumble. Everyone spends the afternoon in the low and mid 60s, then dropping quickly during the evening. By Friday morning, a kiss of frost can’t be ruled out with some thermometers hitting the mid and upper 30s…

Friday’s temps will stay in the 50s for highs with a chilly breeze blowing. Skies stay mainly sunny, but watch for a few clouds moving in late in the day. Those clouds are ahead of a sneaky little system that has a chance to bring a shower or two in here Friday night. The NAM is even showing some wet snows mixing with the rain just to our north…

I suspect much of the showers dry up before moving in here, but it will be a close call for a few drops. If the clouds clear, patchy frost is once again possible on Saturday morning.

Our Pacific system works quickly across the country, bringing chilly showers to us from later Saturday night through Monday…

That system also brings colder air into the region with temps making a run at the freezing mark for lows on Tuesday.

Watch how the cold shots keep coming at us over the next few weeks, as the pattern does a 180 from where we have been recently…

That could bring an end to the growing season with frost and freezing temps. Maybe our first taste of the 20s?

From one extreme to the other!

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

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