If you think that the showers that we have seen out there on Thursday were nasty just wait until Friday night & Saturday. Daytime highs will hang under the 50 degree mark. Scattered showers will be possible all day long. Factor those temps in and you have a very raw feeling day!
Now on to the more important part of the forecast... The wintry stuff!
Everything is falling into place as I sit here and write this to you. The energy is beginning to swing towards the folks here in Kentucky.
Here's what Sat AM looks like with the latest data:
This is right around sunrise and the mix begins here. It looks like there will be a break and all we'll see during that time will be scattered showers with temps warming into the "Balmy" mid 40s.
Just past midnight on Sunday the change over begins again. The snow will mis again and last through parts of Sunday. Am I still feeling the light accumulation in the higher elevations? Yes, I am! Not for most of us, but if you are travelling into the higher spots you cold see some around you!
It begins wrapping up just after sunrise and drying up. The cold stays stiff through the day. Eventually, the clearing takes over and will open the door for the coldest air we've seen in since May. The temps will drop into the low 30s for Monday morning. That means the first freeze could come around that morning.
This image shows us when the first freeze usually occurs.
ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...THE MEDIAN DATE FOR DROPPING TO 32 DEGREES GENERALLY OCCURS AROUND THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PART OF OCTOBER. ALTHOUGH SHELTERED VALLEY LOCATIONS GENERALLY SEE 32 DEGREES A WEEK OR SO EARLIER ON AVERAGE. FOR READINGS OF 28 DEGREES...THIS TYPICALLY OCCURS IN LATE OCTOBER AND EARLY NOVEMBER.
THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS MEDIAN DATES FOR TEMPERATURES TO DIP TO 32 DEGREES AND 28 DEGREES FOR SELECTED COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVER SITES AND AIRPORTS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...
|STATION||32 DEGREES OR LOWER||28 DEGREES OR LOWER|
|NAME||MEDIAN FIRST DATE||MEDIAN FIRST DATE|
|BARBOURVILLE||OCT 22||NOV 4|
|BAXTER||OCT 23||NOV 6|
|CAVE RUN LAKE||OCT 17||Oct 25|
|GRAYHAWK||OCT 7||Oct 18|
|HEIDELBERG||OCT 19||Oct 29|
|HYDEN||OCT 22||NOV 4|
|MANCHESTER||OCT 14||Oct 24|
|MIDDLESBORO||OCT 18||NOV 3|
|MONTICELLO||OCT 19||Oct 28|
|MT STERLING||OCT 21||NOV 3|
|MOUNT VERNON||OCT 13||NOV 3|
|PAINTSVILLE||OCT 22||NOV 3|
|SOMERSET||OCT 15||Oct 25|
|STEARNS||OCT 7||Oct 24|
|WEST LIBERTY||OCT 6||Oct 20|
|WILLIAMSBURG||OCT 19||Oct 27|
|NWS JACKSON||OCT 26||NOV 7|
|LONDON-CORBIN ARPT||OCT 13||Oct 28|