Good Friday everyone and thanks for dropping by the blog. We have a much warmer weekend in store for the bluegrass state as our pattern looks more and more like it should. The weather coverage over the next several days will be dominated by what’s going on with Tropical Storm Isaac.
Let’s start with the here and now and work ahead. Temps today will hit the mid and upper 80s for most of central and eastern Kentucky. This will happen under a mostly sunny sky. I can’t rule out a popcorn storm going up across the far eastern Kentucky mountains. High school football fans look to have a much warmer evening than last week:
The weather for Saturday and Sunday looks very similar to what we have out there today. There should be a bit more cloud cover on Sunday ahead of a cold front sweeping in from the west. This front will produce scattered showers and storms from Sunday night through early Tuesday. That front should also knock our temps back down:
What happens at this point has a lot to do with how things play out with Isaac. This tropical storm is slow to get its act together in the Caribbean. It will head into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by late Sunday into Monday and likely become a hurricane. The forecast track of this storm continues to edge farther westward into the central Gulf. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:
There continues to be the chance this brings Kentucky some much needed rainfall by the middle and end of next week. Stay tuned.
Enjoy your Friday and take care.