Good Monday to one and all. Let’s give mother nature a big hand for that amazing weather weekend we are coming out of. We actually had below normal temps AND sunshine. That’s a combo we haven’t had much of in a long, long time. The new week upon us doesn’t look to be as kind as temps warm and a few storms work back into the state.
The stormy pattern isn’t new to us. It’s been an incredibly stormy period for the past three weeks and it has resulted in one of the great weather turnarounds I have seen here in a long time. The rainfall this month is on a record pace for much of central and eastern Kentucky and this has taken us out of drought status. Look at how far above normal we are for July rainfall:
Much of the region is running anywhere from 4″- 8″ above normal for the month. Lexington has moved up to the 9th wettest July on record and we are also on pace for the 2nd hottest July on record. That’s a combo you don’t see very often in the summer months.
It looks like scattered storms will be possible over the next few days. I don’t anticipate this week to be as stormy as the past few weeks… at least not right now. Temps today will hit the upper 80s to near 90 for many with upper 80s and low 90s likely for much of the week.
The NAM is trying to blow up a storm cluster by Tuesday evening:
It looks like the weekend may feature the best shot of showers and thunderstorms as a strong cold front sweeps into the state from the northwest.
Have a great Monday and take care.