August starts with more of the same

Good Thursday, folks. August is here, and it continues to look like more of the same weather we had in July. I can’t find anything resembling hot weather over the next few weeks.

July in Lexington finished as the sixth-wettest on record with 9.10 inches of rain. The average temperature was 74.5 degrees, and that’s 1.5 degrees cooler than normal. We had a whopping 13 days with highs of 80 degrees or cooler. The numbers would have been cooler had it not been for a hot-running thermometer at Blue Grass Airport.

Highs today will be near 80 with a mix of sun and clouds. I can’t rule out an isolated shower or storm.

Friday looks good, with highs in the low 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. The clouds will increase from the northwest as scattered showers and thunderstorms begin to dive in. The NAM shows this well:

NAM

That’s ahead of another push of cooler-than-normal air that takes us into Sunday. Additional shots of cool air will work in through the first full week of August:GFS 2The latest run of the CFS model shows a cooler-than-normal August for much of the country:

Have a great day and take care.

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