Friday marks the last official day of summer, and Mother Nature closes out the season with a wonderful, warm forecast.

Fall officially begins on Sept. 22 at 11:50 p.m. on the West Coast. Fall begins on Sept. 23 for everyone else! It will be very early in the morning at these times:

Mountain Time: 12:50 a.m.
Central: 1:50 a.m.
Eastern: 2:50 a.m.

Friday will be partly cloudy with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s. Northeast winds at 5 to 15 mph will bring us a cool breeze. It will be a repeat of what we had on Thursday.


During the weekend, a few small changes keep high temperatures near or below 80. Soon-to-be Tropical Storm Ophelia will have an impact on the Commonwealth over the weekend.

This storm will quickly progress up the East Coast and is forecast to make landfall somewhere along the coast of North Carolina early Saturday morning.

It will bring strong storm surges, gusty winds, and heavy rain which may lead to some flooding inland over the weekend.

It will move up the East Coast early next week and slowly weaken again as it moves back out towards the sea in the New England area by late next week.


Kentucky won’t see a drop of rain from Ophelia. In fact, this storm will just filter some slightly cooler air, which may translate to temperatures being a few degrees cooler over the weekend.

This also means The Next Big Thing is getting pushed back further into next week as the energy from this storm absorbs the incoming low from the Midwest that was set to bring us rain chances next Tuesday or Wednesday.


It looks like we’re trending drier but cloudier into the middle of next week. This will keep temperatures near average for late September.