Wind Advisory and heavy rain potential for Saturday
A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for Saturday 7:00 am - 1 am Sunday with wind gusting 20-45 mph. Be very careful driving, and put away any loose items around the yard.
Here's the bottomline for Saturday:
The very strong autumn storm will be centered over the Great Lakes, with the trailing cold front moving into our area Saturday afternoon. The strongest winds will occur as the front is passing through and even a little longer after the front moves out. Gusts, 20-45 mph are likely. This can cause some tree damage and cause spotty power outages.
Notice, on our Futurecast maps below, the heaviest rain and possibly a few thunderstorms will be in the afternoon, then turning quickly colder and drier by Saturday evening.
Saturday morning will kick off on a breezy note with warm temps near 60 degrees. As the cold front moves in by afternoon, a wall of rain and wind will progress through the area.
The amount of wind energy available could support locally severe wind gusts at the surface as the cold front passes. Otherwise expect 40-50 mph wind gusts to occur at times Saturday afternoon.
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the area in a marginal severe risk for damaging winds on Saturday afternoon. This is the lowest risk category but we will still have to keep an eye on it!
This will impact football fans as UofL plays at PJCS Saturday afternoon!
Windy, colder air will envelop the area Saturday evening as the cold front exits Kentucky. Highs on Sunday will only be in the low 40s. A nearly 30-degree temperature drop is expected between Saturday and Sunday mornings!