As of now, a ridge of high pressure is dominating weather over the Commonwealth bringing in the oppressive October heat. A chance for precipitation exists Wednesday as an upper level low becomes a broad low pressure wave and moves over Kentucky. Any showers that develop will likely be in the morning hours and isolated in nature. A pattern shift will occur into the weekend when we will see a stronger system move in bringing a trough swinging through the eastern US and bringing the polar jet and cooler drier air behind a significant cold frontal boundary set to march across the eastern United States into Saturday. This cool down will provide us temperatures more favored to the mid-60's with lows in the mid-40's by Sunday after the front passes through.
|NAM Surface Temperature and Winds Valid 12 z (7 am CDT) Saturday, October 5th.|
|GFS Mean Sea Level Pressure and Precipitation valid 12 z (7 am CDT) for Sunday, October 6th.|
Wednesday: High, 80. Partly cloudy with winds calm to 5 mph. Slight chance for isolated rain/thunderstorms around 30%.
Wednesday Night: Low, 69. Cloudy with light winds. Slight chance of precipitation around 20%.
Thursday: High, 81. Mostly sunny with light winds from 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: Low, 68. Cloudy with light winds.
Friday: High, 83. Sunny with few clouds.
Friday Night: Low, 70. Cloudy.
Saturday: High, 82. Chance of precipitation increasing into the day. Some locally strong storms possible.
Saturday Night: Low, 62. Chance of precipitation increasing into the night with a cool off after frontal passage.
Forecaster: Emily Thortnon
Next Update: Friday, October 4th.