Good Tuesday everyone. Here’s hoping you had a fantastic holiday weekend. The weather was about as hot as it can possible get for this time of year, but things are changing. Thunderstorms and cooler temps begin to take control of the weather across the bluegrass state. The action gets started out there today.
Before I look ahead, let’s take one final look back at the holiday heat wave. Lexington came just shy of hitting record highs during this period. Here’s one impressive stat for ya. This was the first time Lexington has recorded three straight 90+ degree days in May since 1962. That makes this the hottest stretch of May temps in exactly 50 years.
A cold front is working into the state today and is spawning some showers and storms. Locally heavy downpours will be possible with some of these storms, that may also be on the strong side. Here’s your regional radar:
An isolated thunderstorm will be possible on Wednesday as the cold front checks up across the region. This should mean a nice little north-south temp gradient setting up.
The end of the week system is starting to get more and more of my attention. This storm system may bring severe weather to the bluegrass state. The models are taking the track of this low just to our west and then slingshot cool air in behind it as it works to our north. The European Model shows this very well:
We will need to keep an eye on that setup. The good news is it will bring some much needed rain to many parts of the state to go along with that big cool down. 60s for highs on Saturday? It’s possible.
Have a great Tuesday and take care.