Surface high pressure continues to provide warm temperatures and sunshine to Eastern Kentucky for Wednesday. As we head into the evening hours, our attention will turn to the cold front moving in from the northwest.
Tonight, clouds will increase ahead of the cold front. Low temperatures will remain warmer due to increased cloud cover. Lows tonight will drop into the low to mid-50s for the region. We will remain dry throughout tonight.
The best timing for rain chances arrives Thursday morning. I would pack a light rain jacket or umbrella as you head out the door tomorrow. While there is a chance you might not use it, it would be good to have. Scattered shower activity will continue into the early afternoon hours before clearing the region. Despite the cloud cover and rain chances, high temperatures will reach the low 70s tomorrow.
High pressure and slightly cooler temperatures will return to Eastern Kentucky for the end of the work week. Highs will be right around 70 degrees come Friday.
The weekend looks nice for any outdoor plans. Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low to mid-70s look to be the main story this weekend. The latest model run continues to paint a stray shower chance for the region Sunday afternoon, but most should remain dry. If you have any ideas for plans this weekend, take advantage of the warmer weather!
Once the small disturbance clears the area Sunday, we will watch high pressure move in and sit to our southeast. This will allow for southwesterly wind flow for Eastern Kentucky. What that means is a temperature increase once again. Highs will rise into the mid-70s by the middle of the week next week. Unfortunately, for now, we remain dry.
We still need rain for Eastern Kentucky. We are not even halfway to our average monthly totals for October! We still have a few days, but it looks like October will be abnormally dry.
Sky Alert Meteorologist