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Current Conditions

  • 38°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WNW 9 mph
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Visibility: 9.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 33°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. +
  • Heat Index: 32

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on October 31, 2014

Freeze warning in effect from 11 PM EDT Saturday to 9 am EST Sunday...
  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with snow showers and rain showers, then a chance of snow and rain after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then clear. High of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F with a windchill as low as 28F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Freeze Warning  Statement as of 2:17 PM CDT on October 31, 2014/


... Freeze warning remains in effect from 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/
Saturday to 9 am EST /8 am CST/ Sunday...

* temperatures... readings will fall to near the freezing mark
Saturday morning... but cloud cover and precipitation should
prevent prolonged periods below freezing. Colder readings are
expected Sunday morning as The Heart of a much colder airmass
moves across the Ohio Valley. Expect temperatures to drop into
the 20s.

* Timing... calmer conditions Saturday night will mean a quicker
drop in temperatures compared to tonight... with some locations
reaching the freezing mark late Saturday evening.

* Impacts... the freezing temperatures this weekend should bring
an effective end to the growing season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.





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Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 12.4 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: West at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Gallaway Rd. Stamping Gnd., KY, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ESE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:39 PM EDT

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 35.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: WNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: West at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: home, Finchville, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 35.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 36.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 8:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: West at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 35.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: WNW at 6.1 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: WSW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 28.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 37.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: West at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
732 PM EDT Fri Oct 31 2014 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through Saturday night)... 
issued at 250 PM EDT Fri Oct 31 2014 


..windy conditions and falling temperatures expected this afternoon 
and evening... 
..wintry mix likely this evening changing to snow with minor 
accumulations possible east of I-65... 


Potent upper low, over northern Indiana this hour, will continue 
diving southward this afternoon. It will get to central Kentucky 
late this evening. As it does so, we should see continue 
precipitation chances the next at least 12 hours. Colder air 
continues to filter into the region behind now gusty northwest 
winds. That should mean our first snowflakes of the season by this 
evening for a lot of the region, though our western third of our 
forecast area may dry out before that happens. 


The main question here is how fast the snow will fall how long it 
stays on the ground to account for accumulations. Soil temperatures 
continue to be too warm to support light to even moderate snow rates 
accumulating. Heavier bands may be able to dump half inch to an inch 
over narrow swaths. Still think the main concern would be 
visibilities within the heavier snow bands, but fortunately expect 
the worst of the conditions to occur during non-rush hour travel 
times. Will continue to handle with special weather statements for 
now. 


As for the cold, the freeze warning for Saturday morning will stay 
up for now. Have a little less confidence in freeze conditions 
occurring over south Kentucky, but again will maintain the product 
for consistency sake with ohx. Temperatures will not warm much 
Saturday under skies that should be clearing from west to east 
through the day. Have Max readings going up to around 40 over the 
Bluegrass and the mid to upper 40s in the west. High pressure moving 
in from the west late will mean lows Sunday morning in the 20s 
areawide. Issued an earlier upgrade to a freeze warning for this 
period, and this freeze should end the growing season and 
consequently the need for further freeze/frost products. 


Long term (sunday through friday)... 
issued at 244 PM EDT Fri Oct 31 2014 


After a bitter cold start to Sunday, the long term forecast story 
will feature slowly moderating temperatures with the next chance of 
rain coming mid-week associated with another frontal passage. 


Upper level ridging will move east over the Ohio River valley Sunday 
as the anomalous upper trough begins to exit off the East Coast. At 
the surface, cool Canadian high pressure is expected to be directly 
overhead, providing light winds and full sunshine. Despite this, the 
unseasonably cold air mass will persist, keeping high temperatures 
only in the lower to middle 40s across the east, around 50 degrees 
along the I-65 corridor, and lower 50s in the west. 


As a new upper level shortwave trough digs across the southwest US, 
broad southwesterly flow will develop downstream across the Central 
Plains and into the Ohio River valley. 850 mb temperatures rise from 
+2c on 18z Sunday to +11c on 18z Monday, so highs Monday should top 
out in the upper 50s to lower 60s. 


31.12z model guidance continues to show a low pressure system 
developing across the northern plains early next week and then 
lifting into southern Canada. This looks to drive a cold front 
across the area beginning on Tuesday afternoon. Moisture return from 
the Gulf will aid in shower development as the front crosses Tuesday 
night. Still some timing differences between various deterministic 
models but a model consensus of 40-60 percent chances look good for 
Tuesday night and Wednesday, dropping to 20-30 percent as the front 
pushes out of the area. In the wake of this system, another shot of 
cooler air drops south, though at this time doesn't look to be too 
unseasonably cold. Highs in the middle 50s to lower 60s and 
overnight temperatures in the 30s. 


&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
updated at 732 PM EDT Fri Oct 31 2014 


A band of snow, sleet, and rain will move through sdf before the 
beginning of this taf period, between 2330z and 00z. This band of 
precipitation will likely take visibilities MVFR (maybe IFR for a 
few minutes) and may also take ceilings briefly below 2000 feet. 


Otherwise...an upper low will drift southward across central 
Kentucky this evening, bringing low clouds and a variety of 
precipitation along with it. At sdf the most likely time for the 
most wintry precip and most reduced cigs/vsbys appears to be before 
midnight as a north-south oriented band moves southward out of 
central Indiana. At Lex, the most likely time for the most negative 
impact appears to be between midnight and dawn as another slug of 
moisture comes in from eastern Indiana and western Ohio. Bwg will 
be on the westernmost edge of this area of inclement weather and 
should only see some MVFR ceilings and passing showers. 


Winds will continue to be gusty out of the northwest tonight, and 
north-northwest on Saturday. 


High pressure entering from the west and the departure of the upper 
low will lead to gradually improving conditions tomorrow. While a 
few lingering patches of light snow will be possible at Lex early in 
the morning, overall it should be a dry day with low ceilings slowly 
lifting to VFR by afternoon. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...freeze warning from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 10 am EDT /9 am CDT/ 
Saturday for kyz023>028-053-061>064-070>076-081. 


Freeze warning from 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ Saturday to 9 am EST 
/8 am CST/ Sunday for kyz023>043-045>049-053>057-061>067- 
070>078-081-082. 


In...freeze warning from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 10 am EDT /9 am CDT/ 
Saturday for inz076>079-083-084-089>092. 


Freeze warning from 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ Saturday to 9 am EST 
/8 am CST/ Sunday for inz076>079-083-084-089>092. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term........rjs 
long term.........Zbt 
aviation..........13 



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