9/16 Update - A fantabulous weekend shaping up-- with rain ahead next week.

9/16 Update - It was great seeing you all at the Chilifest yesterday. The weather simply couldn't have been better :-)

A quick update here today in light of my need to recover in time for work tomorrow ;-) ... The forecast is still doing okay for partly cloudy skies this afternoon, but there is a tiny impulse of energy coming in this morning. As it whizzes by, expect some folks in eastern Kentucky to experience a brief shower-- leaking across the Big Sandy river in some spots as well before it fades. Temperatures will stay delightful this afternoon.

On the return to the work-week, we will be seeing those showers coming into town, and they will be umbrella-worthy. The coolest weather yet-so-far is to follow.

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Good Chilifest Saturday to you all!

Yesterday's teeny little front came through, and now clouds are clearing out. Temperatures are cooler today, so you should be making an effort to get outside and sample some of the fun that's going on :-)

You've got (off the top of my head, post more in the comments if you know of any): The Sorghum festival in South Point, OH, Poage Landing Days in Ashland, KY, The Elk Festival at Jenny Wiley (Prestonsburg, KY), Fall-fest in Barboursville, WV, the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV.... And of course Chilifest in downtown Huntington!

The Marshall - OU "Battle for the Bell" is also on for the afternoon, so consider being a part of the charitable tailgate at Chilifest ;-) before heading out.

The cooler skies coming in will allow for some puffy cumulus clouds popping up, bringing some much appreciated periods of shade for the afternoon (but you should still wear some sunscreen if you're heading to the stadium).

Take a look at the weather lurking for us next week:

GFS - Monday AM GFS - Tuesday AM

Not only will this bring out the umbrellas...but also perhaps the sweaters too as colder air fills in behind for mid-week. Notice the thicker black line in the upper mid-west on the Tuesday map. This refers to temperatures at the 5,000 foot level at freezing(!) I'm not so sure that means we'll see flakes off the UP of Michigan, but it is getting to be that time of year again. Have a look at the 7-Day forecast below to see how it effects our area. The coolest wave of temperatures we've seen to-date shows up, with some folks not getting out of the 60s.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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