Another taste of late September

Good Sunday, everyone. Another surge of late September air has invaded central and eastern Kentucky. Temps continue to take a walk on the below normal side of the thermometer that looks to continue into the new week.

The new week will feature some familiar changes as rounds of showers and storms begin to come back into the picture.

Let’s start with today and work ahead. Temps will top out in the mid and upper 70s for most areas this afternoon under a partly sunny sky. Cooler and drier air continues to filter into town this evening and that will set the stage for a very cool night. Readings may drop into the low and mid 50s for many spots:

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Afternoon readings will head back into the upper 70s and low 80s with an increase in high clouds. Those high clouds signal a change in our setup as a bubble of heat across the southwestern part of the country tries to expand. That expansion will cause rounds of storms to develop on the cusp of the heat in the plains. The flow around the big heat ridge will direct those storms our way:

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The first round of storms may arrive by Tuesday afternoon and kick into high gear by early Wednesday:

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That’s one heck of a temperature gradient taking shape across North America and should create a very stormy pattern for the middle and end of the week.

Make it a great Sunday and take care.

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