The run of comfortable and dry days have been running the weather show around these parts. It is time for a little change. That’s exactly what we will get… little change! The chances of rain will be thrown into the mix for numerous days in the coming forecast.
Since my post yesterday not much has swayed my mind on any of the issues that are coming our way. There is a weak disturbance that is currently plowing through the region. I am thinking that we could keep spotty rain around through the overnight. It could even stick around during the first part of the day on Friday. There just isn’t a whole lot of energy to trigger too much with this system. So Friday will be looking very nice for most of the day and most of us. Those nice comfy temps aren’t leaving so that should keep the end of the traditional work week looking great!
It’s the beginning of next week that could bring a better shot of rain into the region. It’s a slowing developing & slow moving system that will come from the Plains and spread rain all across Kentucky. It is something we are obviously needing since many areas remain on the dry side. Though I haven’t seen any water conservation efforts put into place so that makes me feel like a lot of areas have the water situation under control. Still… any rain will help the cause!
There are two disturbances out in the Atlantic that have the attention of the National Hurricane Center. One is a little more organized than the other at this point. The NHC has made the comment that it could become a Tropical Depression at any moment. There are a lot of systems that will be swinging through by the time it even got close to the U.S. so it could get caught up in one of those and moved up the coast. I am by no means saying that this could happen… it is just a possibility that I see weighing in on the overall pattern.
Now for the heartbreaking news of the day… read this article from the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s summer school for Harry Potter.
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment in the blockbuster film franchise about boy wizard Harry, is moving from its planned Nov. 21 release to July 17, 2009, distributor Warner Bros. said Thursday.
The move was made to take advantage of an open weekend in Hollywood’s busy summer season, said Alan Horn, Warner Bros. president and chief operating officer. The film had been on schedule, and the change was not due to any production snags, he said.
“The picture is completely, absolutely, 100 percent on schedule, on time. There were no delays,” Horn told The Associated Press. “I’ve seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November.”
The switch will mean a two-year lag between the film adaptations of books five and six in J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series. But it will shorten fans’ wait between “Half-Blood Prince” and the final two installments, which are being shot simultaneously next year.
Based on book seven, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the last two movies are due out in close order, in November 2010 and summer 2011. Horn said the later release of “Half-Blood Prince” will not affect the schedule for the final two movies.
Horn said the studio has had success with past summer “Harry Potter” releases, including the fifth movie, which was released in 2007 and became the second-highest grossing in the franchise.
The recent Writers Guild of America strike also had affected Hollywood’s lineup in next summer, leaving a key date open for Warner to slot in “Half-Blood Prince,” Horn said.
The July 17 release will be over the same weekend that Warner debuted this year’s blockbuster “The Dark Knight,” which had a record-breaking opening weekend and is on its way to $500 million domestically and the No. 2 spot on the all-time box-office charts behind “Titanic.”
“Half-Blood Prince” finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returning to his wizard classes with a clandestine assignment to root out dark secrets about the early years of his archenemy, the dark Lord Voldemort.
The film is directed by David Yates, who made the fifth movie and also is shooting the final two.
Last February, another big Hollywood film, Paramount’s “Star Trek,” was bumped from a December release to May 8, 2009. Paramount executives said that move also was intended to take advantage of an open weekend in the summer lineup.
© 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
That’s right… I’ll have to wait even longer to see the next Harry Potter movie! The Harry Potter series kept me up late at night and made (for me) reading fun again. I had just made the comment last week that the only movie I wanted to see all year was Harry Potter. So now I guess the anticipation will just have to keep building until next year. Oh well!
Come out and see us in Corbin… that’s right I said US!!! Legendary News Anchor Steve Hensley will be dragged away from his news desk and he’ll go on the road with me to NIBROC. The rest of the gang will be there too… but making fun of Steve is always more fun! Anyway… we’ll have a LIVE 6pm Newscast & 7:30pm Mountain Life Show. I’ll also be there with my old trusty Guest Weather Map… be sure to stop by!!!!!!!!