TODAY'S BLOG: Record Warmth, Then The Plunge
From Jude Redfield...
I will keep it real simple when discussing the weather today. The pattern is simply one that drives in sunshine and breezy south winds which is good enough to most likely deliver record setting high temps. I am forecasting a high of 83 which would break the record by one degree. We are on record watch this afternoon.
The cold front responsible for change arrives Friday along with cloud cover, the beginning of a cool down and yes the chance for scattered showers and storms. The best chance of rain is Friday afternoon and night.
The final topic to discuss is what is going to happen with Sandy(tropical system) and the storm moving through the Ohio Valley. A simple answer at this point is not one meteorologist in the world knows the exact outcome right now. This is truly a dynamic situation that will mean a chilly pattern for us, but heavy precip well east of Kentuckiana(current thinking) The biggest implication on us will be the amount of cold air that arrives along with the duration it lingers. The stronger the storm, the farther west it moves inland means colder temps that arrive and stay longer than expected. Other than low chances for light precip we should miss out on any direct impact. The next couple of days will be important to really accurately come up with a solution for us and more importantly the northeast who currently deals with panic attacks because of the potential forecast. **Follow me on facebook for more up to date outlooks on this possible big event** http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Jude-Redfield/205025729516267?fref=ts