Warmer air arrives

Good Tuesday to one and all. Kentucky Derby week is here, and much warmer air is surging into the state. This will boost readings toward early-June readings over the next few days. Will that hang around into Derby weekend, or will things take a turn for the worse? It’s a close call.

Let’s get into it.

Highs today will hit the upper 70s to about 80 degrees for much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Morning fog will give way to a mostly sunny sky by early afternoon.

Current temperatures

Wednesday’s weather looks similar to what we have today, but we will throw a few more degrees onto those afternoon highs. Winds will be a little on the breezy side.

Thursday continues our run of milder air, with readings in the upper 70s to near 80, with the chance for a late-afternoon shower or thunderstorm. That’s when we turn our attention toward a slow-moving low-pressure system across the Plains states. The models are placing this thing just a bit farther to the west:


That’s a milder look that will feature rounds of showers and thunderstorms from Oaks Day into Derby Day. The exact placement and timing of that low pressure area will be crucial in determining temps and rain chances at Churchill Downs.

That’s something we will continue to track in the coming days.

Make it a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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