Temperatures started on a mild note early this morning, but it didn’t take long to warm up into the 70s today. Afternoon highs will be flirting with 80 degrees this afternoon thanks to the sunshine and a nice southwesterly wind, running in the 10-20 mph range with gusts as high as 25. Skies remain clear and so does the MaxTrack.
A dry cold front will run through later today and overnight. This front will not bring any rain or even cloud coverage, but it will bring temperatures down slightly, and briefly. Temperatures will drop from near 80 degrees this afternoon back into the middle 70s tomorrow. More changes occur on Friday but will be mostly cosmetic. Cloud coverage will increase as Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Louisiana that afternoon. While Delta loses strength in the following 24 hours, the outer rain bands will slide into Kentucky. Now that the track has the storm dissipating over Kentucky, we will have a chance at rain starting on Saturday. Showers will be scattered Saturday, mostly into the afternoon. Conditions will get breezy as well. The bulk of the rain will arrive this weekend on Sunday as the storm moves directly overhead. It is important to note that Delta will NOT be a tropical system as it passes. There will be rain and wind, but it will not be the same type of conditions that the Gulf Coast states will be dealing with. A stronger cold front will sweep through early next week promising to bring showers and thunderstorms both Monday and Tuesday.