Eastern Kentucky Weather

Staying Cool For A Little While

By: Shane Smith
By: Shane Smith

Chief Meteorologist Shane Smith takes a look at how much longer the early fall weather will be sticking around in tonight's weather blog.

Good Wednesday night my friends.  Before we get to the forecast, wanted to give a quick plug to the story I did over the weekend about the big upgrade the NWS Radar in Jackson underwent last week.  This is going to be a very important update for tracking severe weather, so learn more about it here:

www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Radar-upgrades-can-improve-weather-warnings-266956821.html

 

Okay on to the forecast!  We had a record low of 55 right now at Jackson, but not all the region saw record lows.  Most of the region has a better chance tonight. We're calling for lows in the lower 50s, but some of the models are coming in even colder tomorrow morning.  Check it out:

 

The big thing to watch for will be how low the dew points drop.  Right now they're in the mid 50s so that's where I expect lows to bottom out at.  However if the dew point drops into the 40s, then we may see a few isolated lows in the 40s.  

Rain chances return on Friday and will be with us in scattered fashion through most of the weekend.

 

 

The GFS isn't super bullish on the rain chances, and other models are showing a bit more.  Bottom line, be ready to deal with off and on rain once we get into the weekend.

And even though we look to warm back up a bit by the weekend and early next week, we may have more cool air heading our way late next week.

 

-Shane Smith

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