Rain will dominate our weather between now and Halloween morning. However, there will be a lull in the rain activity for many areas by this evening. Moderate to heavy rain can be expected at times, and localized flooding is possible for poor drainage or low lying areas. Rainfall estimates of 1″-2″ are possible… with locally up to 3″. Severe weather won’t be a big concern, but there’s a small chance for an isolated severe storm or two for SE KY…and damging wind will be the main threat. Thankfully, at least today, it won’t be rainy AND very cold. Highs will generally stay in the 60s.
Halloween morning, expect more rainy weather…with a gradual tapering off of the rain from West to East:
-Tapering off by late morning for areas West of I-65.
-Tapering off by 2PM for areas near I-65
-Tapering off by 5PM for areas near I-75
-Tapering off by 7PM East of I-75
Although the moderate-heavy rain tapers off by the above timeline, lingering drizzle, light showers, or even a wintry mix is possible for parts of Central and Northern KY Thursday evening ( with no accumulations in terms of the potential for a wintry mix). Aside from that, get ready for Windy conditions on Halloween afternoon/evening with Gusts from 30-35mph. This will create a wind chill as temps rapidly fall through the night, and it may “feel like” it’s below freezing by 8 or 9PM due to the wind (as actual temps sit in the upper 30s).
Winds are expected to relax by Friday morning and skies should clear…setting the stage for the 1st widespread Fall Freeze across KY. A FREEZE WATCH is in effect Thursday night – Friday morning for most of KY as temps are expected to drop below freezing for several hours (causing harm to sensitive plants that aren’t protected). This won’t be the only freezing night/morning. Expect temps at or below freezing Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings.
**Daylight Saving Time ends at 2AM on Sunday morning. Make sure to Set your clocks BACK 1 hour before bed on Saturday night**