Eastern Kentucky Weather

The Weekend Is Nearly Here & My Mind Hasn't Changed... Snow!

As the data keeps rolling in, I keep smiling because it still looks wintry for the weekend.

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

C-Ya Bye

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