Halloween Weather Brings a Bag of Tricks

A cold front is crossing our state this morning…bringing plenty of rain with it.  This will add on to the healthy rainfall amounts many areas received yesterday (in most cases…over 1″), and .5″ – 1″ of additional rain is also possible Today.  Then, the moderate to heavy rain ends across most of KY by early afternoon…with a lingering pesky drizzle (or a non-accumulating wintry mix north of I-64) holding on for some areas thru early evening.  

So, it looks like rain won’t be a factor during the peak Trick-or-Treating timeframe. HOWEVER, wind and colder weather WILL be a factor.  Expect the winds to increase this afternoon to a range of 15-25mph…with gusts of 30-35mph (locally higher). Winds that strong plus colder air moving in leads to a WIND CHILL that will freeze many ghosts and goblins if they’re not prepared.  After 4PM, wind chill values will drop below freezing…ranging from 25° -31°.  Make sure to wear a warm costume or dress in layers if the costume is thin…and don’t forget the coat.  

Winds will relax after Midnight as “today’s weather maker” moves away, and skies gradually clear.  This pattern will set the stage for a COLD night, and we’re expecting the 1st Fall Freeze of the season…hence a FREEZE WARNING is in effect tonight. Actual temps through Friday morning will range from 25° – 31°, and this will pretty much end the growing season across KY.  Make sure to protect your sensitive plants tonight, and cover any exposed outdoor pipes. 

Temps will remain below average all weekend with freezing morning temps and afternoon temps in the low 50s.  However, a mix of clouds & sunshine can be expected.  Next week’s temps will remain below average as well. 

**Set your clocks back 1 hour before bed on Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2AM on Sunday morning**