Storms and cool for the weekend

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. The final weekend of June is looking and feeling more and more like a weekend from the middle of September. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue to dot our skyline as much cooler than normal air blows into town.

It was at this time last year that record highs were being set. Lexington hit 102 on this date last year and then 103 on the following day. This year? How about temps in the mid and upper 70s. Talk about a total reversal of a temperature pattern!

The cool air will come with a familiar price… showers and thunderstorms. These storms will continue to work in from the northwest as an upper low closes off across the region. Locally heavy downpours and a strong storm or two may be noted.

The upper level pattern across North America is one that looks more like the winter than the heart of summer:

Euro 2

Much of the eastern half of the country will enjoy cooler than normal air into next week. All the heat is across the far west. Some of the hottest temps ever recorded are showing up in the desert southwest.

Our temps will climb toward the low 80s next week as moisture continues to hang around. That means a daily threat for showers and storms. Yes, the 4th of July is included in this:

GFS

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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