Scattered Storms Before It Warms

Good Tuesday everyone. Our prolonged period of cool weather is about to come to an end as our temps get set to warm later this week. While our readings will head back to normal August readings, I still don’t see anything out of the ordinary in terms of the temps.

Today will make it 12 days in a row with below normal temps in Lexington. That hasn’t happened in August since 2008. We even had a record low temp of 52 degrees Monday morning and we may flirt with records this morning as temps once again hit the low 50s to start.

There is a weak disturbance crossing the region from the northwest and this may fire up a scattered storm or two out there today. Here’s the all important regional radar:

High temps today will be in the upper 70s and low 80s for much central and eastern Kentucky.

Thermometers will then begin to warm into the mid and upper 80s for the rest of the week and that will carry us into the coming weekend.

The longer range models by the first of September suggest we could be seeing another cool shot of air. The GFS Ensembles:

The pattern next week and beyond may be driven by what’s going on in the tropics. We currently have several areas of concern:

TC Activity

Isaac is likely to become a storm at any time today and that is forecast to POSSIBLY impact Florida or the eastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week. That’s something to keep an eye on.

Have a great day and take care.

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