August ends with heat and some storms

Good Monday to one and all. We’re heading into the closing days of August, and some of the hottest air of the summer is surging in. Thermometers will take off over the next several days, but storms might try to temper the temps.

Let’s start with what we have today.

Highs will hit the upper 80s for most of Central and Eastern Kentucky as the west hits 90 degrees. I can’t rule out a spotty shower or thunderstorm in the heat of the afternoon.

We will add another degree or two for Tuesday, with most highs near 90 degrees in most areas. A little more humidity will enter the picture, and that will lead to a threat of isolated afternoon storms.

The core of the heat will remain to our west for the rest of the week. That doesn’t mean it won’t get hot here. Any day that features full sunshine can see highs spike to 90 or a few degrees higher. The full sunshine might be hard to come by because of the growing threat of thunderstorms.

The models continue to advertise a few rounds of storms diving in from the northwest by late Wednesday:

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Those storms could be a little on the strong side and might bring some heavy downpours. We’ll keep a close eye on them as we go through the week.

The threat of a storm will carry us into Thursday and Friday. What about the weather in Nashville for the UK-WKU game? It’s looking toasty:Special Graphic

If some isolated storms go up in the afternoon or evening, it would help keep the temps down. Of course, that could mean problems for the game and tailgating. If we don’t get the storms, Saturday has the potential to be a scorcher.

Back in the Bluegrass State, the weather for the rest of Labor Day weekend will feature more of the same:

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Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 with the threat for a stray storm or two.

Make it  a great Monday and take care.

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