Wow, what a weekend!
Following a high of 77° yesterday, temps reached 76° today in Louisville with a ton of sunshine.
The good news for warm weather fans is that we get to keep the warmth with us for one more glorious day.
Notice the highs into the upper 80's to near 90° for the Lower Mississippi River Valley and into the Southern Plain. That is the air mass that will be moving in for your Monday.
Needless to say, Monday will be warm! Currently we are projecting a record breaking high of 85°! (The current record is 84 set back in 1940)
Unfortunately, after tomorrow it will be all downhill for the remainder of the week as a series of cold fronts delivers progressively colder conditions heading into the weekend.
Will a hard freeze be possible this weekend?
The latest data suggests yes. Notice the bulg of 20's and 30's extending down from Canada into the Eastern US come Saturday morning.
The hi-res Euro has a similarly cold solution with lows down to the very low 30's for just about all of Kentuckiana come Saturday morning.
Not only that, but it is even showing widespread 20's for our area into Sunday morning!!
So what does this mean?
This could very well signal the end of the growing season for our area.
Keep in mind that November starts on Saturday and a "normal" first freeze for Louisville is around November 4th, so this wouldn't be that out of the ordinary.
In the meantime, be sure to enjoy your summer-like monday!
Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell
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