Scattered storm threat continues

Good Thursday, folks. To say this week has been soggy would be an understatement and it looks as if Mother Nature isn’t finished with the showers and storms. The action today and Friday will be more scattered but could pack a punch for some areas.

Last night’s storms delivered high winds and torrential rain to the region. Lexington picked up almost 3 inches of rain from those storms, and that caused high-water problems throughout the city. The recent rainfall brings June very close to cracking the top 10 list of wettest June on record.

As mentioned, the storms today will be much more scattered as highs hit the 80-85 degree range.

Scattered storms will return for Friday, and a few of these could contain gusty winds and small hail. Temps should be back into the low and mid-80s.

That brings us to the weekend and another shot of showers and storms. Those storms will crank up a bit compared to what we have today, and the threat for heavy rain will return. Temps will come down, and highs might not get out of the upper 70s.

The pattern for the first few days of July is a strange one for this time of year:

GFS

It’s not very often you see a big cutoff low spinning across the Ohio Valley in July. But the blocky look to the patten suggests that will be the case, and it will deliver more rounds of showers and thunderstorms into much of next week.

This also would allow for temps to run slightly below normal as we head into the Fourth of July.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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