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Fall arrives in Kentucky, bringing with it cooler temperatures

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Thursday is the first day of fall, bringing with it cooler temperatures. Daytime highs are beginning to sink into the lower 70s and overnight lows will reach the lower 40s.

Pete Geogerian is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson. While lower humidity is beginning to make it feel more like fall, Geogerian said that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a few scorchers left ahead of us.

“Currently we’re expecting generally above normal temperatures and kinda near-normal precipitation over the next three months. So that would cover October, November and December,” said Gegerian.

Geogerian said the fall outlook takes into account a full 90 days, averaging out temperatures and precipitation. Average rainfall over that 90 days is normally between ten and ten and a half inches in central and eastern Kentucky.

“You know, generally there’s less precipitation, but on occasion you can get a stronger system and sometimes we can see an uptick in stronger storms as everything just kinda gets stronger in the atmosphere headed into winter,” said Gegerian.

This is hurricane season on the coasts. Geogerian said the NWS will be watching those systems for any potential rain or wind impacts in eastern Kentucky.

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Samantha is WEKU's All Things Considered Host and also reports on news of interest in the commonwealth. Sam is a graduate of Morehead State University and worked for MSU's Public Radio Station WMKY.
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