Warm Before Wet

Good Saturday to one and all and welcome to the weekend. The weather out there today is nothing short of fantastic as summer temps finally take hold. The warm air will also bring an increase in moisture and this will lead to some much needed rainfall over the next several days.

Temps today hit the middle and upper 80s under mostly sunny skies. This will be a comfortable brand of warmth as humidity levels stay fairly low. That will begin to change by Sunday as juice from the Gulf of Mexico continues to lift northward into the region.

Clouds will increase from south to north and some late day showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out. That moisture will interact with a cold front dropping in from the northwest and produce widespread showers and storms into early next week.

Here’s how the NAM sees it playing out:

This is a setup that should be able to produce 1″+ rains across much of Kentucky. It’s also a setup that can cause some slow moving showers and storms that can put down a little too much water.

Temps will come way down and we will likely be below normal by the middle of the week. The GFS Ensembles Temp Departure:

Have a sensational Saturday and take care.

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