October 26: Rain And Cool Air On The Way

Today’s temperatures warmed up dramatically after a chilly start, and we’ll hold onto much of that warmth overnight.  Southerly winds and increasing cloud cover will only allow temperatures to drop to the low to mid 50s by early Friday morning:

The clouds will continue to thicken on Friday, but we’ll still warm up to around 70°:

Check out the temperature contrast tomorrow afternoon!  That dividing line is a cold front that will drive a good chance of rain in from the west Friday afternoon and evening.  While severe weather or flooding is unlikely, the RPM model’s radar simulation shows the heaviest rain arriving just in time for Friday evening’s high school football games:

It will be chilly and wet out there for those games — most of the Midstate will be down into the 40s by kickoff:

We’ll drop all the way down to around 40° by Saturday morning:

The rain will depart early Saturday for most of us, with the last of the showers moving off the Cumberland Plateau by late morning:

Yes, that’s a rain/snow mix that the forecast model is showing in southern Kentucky — but the air and ground will be too warm for anything more than a rogue flake or two.

The entire weekend is looking chilly, with highs in the low 50s and overnight lows dropping into the 30s:

We’ll warm up early next week, ahead of the next chance of rain that will head our way on Wednesday:

At this point, trick-or-treating weather is looking cool but dry — temperatures in the 50s, with the rain chance holding off until later Tuesday night.

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