Temps Are Slowly Warming Up

Good Thursday to one and all. The warm air is slow to work into central and eastern Kentucky and your friendly weatherdude isn’t going to complain. The temps will begin to rise over the next several days as a more typical brand of August air pushes in. How long that lasts may have a lot to do with what happens with Tropical Storm Isaac. More on that storm in a moment.

Thermometer readings today will warm into the middle 80s for much of the region as sunny skies return.

Current Temperatures

Temps will reach their peak from Friday into the weekend with upper 80s for many areas. A 90 or two can’t be ruled out… especially across the northern and western parts of our region. Isolated afternoon or evening storms are a small possibility… especially in the southeast.

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to churn away in the Caribbean and looks to have a date with Florida or the Gulf of Mexico later this weekend into early next week. Here’s the latest information and updated track from the National Hurricane Center:

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This looks to eventually work into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by Monday. The exact track of this storm is still a few days away from being known. It should be noted the European Model continues to take this much farther west toward New Orleans:

Can this storm bring some much needed rain into Kentucky? If this does get into the Gulf of Mexico, then yes it can. Time and track will tell.

Have a terrific Thursday and take care.

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