A much needed break to end the week

Good Thursday to one and all. We have a much needed break in the rain and storms coming to central and eastern Kentucky and it moves in to start the weekend. That is certainly welcome news to a waterlogged bluegrass state.

Lexington picked up an additional 1.4″ of rain Wednesday and that made 4 of the past 7 days with 1″ or more of rain. That has only happened 3 other times in recorded history. Twice back in January, 1950… our wettest month ever… and once back in 1935.

We are well on our way for a top 10 wet July and a top 10 wet summer for the city.

Enough about that… let’s talk about the break ahead. A cold front is crossing the state today and will touch off a scattered shower or storm, especially early and in the east. Cooler and drier air works in from the northwest.

Highs today will head into the upper 70s to around 80 degrees. Friday will see similar highs after starting out in the upper 50s. Skies will be partly sunny with a comfy brand of air. That setup takes us into the start of the weekend on Saturday with highs in the low 80s.

A cutoff area of low pressure may develop across the Ohio Valley by Sunday. The upper levels of the GFS show this scenario:

GFS

That’s a setup that will pick up some tropical moisture streaming in from the south and southeast:

GFS 2

The end result will be some scattered showers and storms later Sunday with an increase in that action by Monday and Tuesday.

Did you really think we would have more than a few days of dry weather?

Make it a great Thursday and take care.

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