The spotlight will be on central Kentucky this weekend! The weather couldn’t be better for all the big events going on around the area.
The weekend full of events kicks off with the first round of the high school football playoffs tonight. Conditions won’t change much after a dreary and chilly day. We are tracking patchy drizzle early on. Skies will remain cloudy with temperatures holding steady in the mid 40s. Clouds will begin breaking apart overnight and temperatures will settle into the mid 30s.
A sweater or jacket will do you good for the big Cats game Saturday afternoon. We are tracking skies to become partly to mostly sunny with highs in the mid 50s. And thank goodness it won’t be as windy as the last home game. A light breeze will blow in from the southwest throughout the day.
Horse racing fans, it will also be a delightful day at Churchill for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. At post time skies will be partly cloudy and temperatures in the upper 50s. The track will be fast for horse racing’s richest race.
If you don’t have a ticket for the Kentucky game or the Breeders’ Cup, not to worry. It is going to be a great weekend for leaf peeping. Many prime leaf viewing spots around central and eastern Kentucky are reporting the foliage is at it’s peak. The vibrant colors will “pop” on a bright and sunny backdrop this weekend. It will be a great weekend to take a drive to Red River Gorge to take in all the fall colors.
The leaves will start trending past peak over the next week. We are also tracking another potent autumn storm to bring heavy rain and potential for strong storms Monday and Tuesday. The rain and gusty winds will shake more leaves loose. This could be the last good weekend to take in the beauty of the autumn.
And last but not least, we gain an hour of sleep this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM Sunday. We fall back this weekend. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour. The extra hour of sleep may be nice, but it also means that the sun will set an hour earlier. Saturday’s sunset is just after 6:30 PM. I’ll leave it to you to calculate Sunday’s sunset.
No matter what your plans may be this weekend, the forecast will cooperate. Enjoy!