A lot to get to, and I don’t have much physically or mentally left after this week, so let’s get to it…
LOUISVILLE DERAILMENT UPDATE: Everyone within a 1.2 mile radius of Katherine Station Road and Dixie Highway near West Point, KY is STILL, almost a week later, under a MANDATORY EVACUATION. This is in effect until further notice, BUT it is safe to turn on your HVAC systems if you live anywhere outside 1.2 miles.
TODAY: Our next disturbance is here. The result is some showers and some rumbles of thunder currently moving in from Indiana. I expect that to arrive within the hour after this is posted. I do think the best threat is across areas from Carrollton to Falmouth to Vanceburg and all points southward from those communities, but with this initial batch everyone might get something, so we need to watch the skies between now and noon. Our highs today will make 54 at best.
SUNDAY: Sunday looks dry at this point. Lows tonight fall to the middle 30’s under clouds, but then we struggle to return to the 50 degree mark tomorrow. I’ll go 50 exactly, BUT north of Cincinnati you may not get out of the 40’s. Lows the next two nights will be near or below freezing.
NEXT WEEK: Models seem to agree that things are ok through Monday and then…uh oh…another storm heads up the east coast midweek. I want to make one thing perfectly clear. This is NOT another system on the same scale as Sandy was. What happens with this is up in the air…but for the northeast, even though the impacts won’t be anywhere near what they were with Sandy, it’s something they just DO NOT need for the recovery efforts, emotionally or physically. Highs will be in the 50’s for us here with lows in the 30’s, and I’ll leave us dry. I don’t expect much movement in temperatures, quite frankly…and honestly, I’d take some action here in Cincinnati, if it meant the east coast got a break.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow along with us in the aftermath of Sandy:
A REQUEST TO OUR READERS: I am not going to mince words: The Red Cross needs a lot of help. They deal with a lot of disasters, but Sandy was a once in a lifetime event for the northeast…and the damage is extensive. They need help to get the residents of NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, and CT back on their feet. I encourage you, please go to redcross.org and make a donation, or text “SANDY” to 90999 and a $10 donation will be added to your phone bill. Also, the previous post has information about donating to Matthew 25 Ministries if you want to send actual supplies to the coast. Let’s get the northeast back on their feet.
NEXT UPDATE: Our next update here on the site will be Sunday morning. In the meantime, take care and try to enjoy your weekend.