Beautiful Today, but Much Needed Rain Arrives Soon

Today will be a beautiful day courtesy of High pressure that will influence our weather from the Gulf States. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 60s to around 70° with lots of sunshine & lighter winds (compared to yesterday).  Tonight won’t be as cold as last night with lows staying in the 40s.  Thursday, a cold front moves into the area and crosses in the afternoon/evening, but it looks to move by as a dry front. It will, however, bring more cloud cover as it passes by.  Highs will reach the low 70s for most areas on Thursday ahead of the front. 

Friday, the front stalls just south of KY…then moves back north as a warm front (late) ahead of an area of Low Pressure that’ll slide into KY by Saturday.  Forecast models have finally come into agreement about this pattern taking shape; so, plan on a rainy kick-off to the weekend.  This system will have PLENTY of Gulf moisture to dump over our state as it crosses, and early estimates indicate anywhere from 1-2 inches of rain are possible (locally, up to 3 inches).  This is welcomed rain, but we will be monitoring the flood potential. Thankfully, it doesn’t look like severe storms will be a threat.  

By Sunday, it looks like the system moves out…which makes this the best day of the weekend for outdoor plans.  Early next week, another cold front moves in … and it could bring the 1st big Wintry chill to the area by Halloween. Stay tuned.