Watching scattered storms and talking September

Good Monday and happy Labor Day to one and all. We have a cold front blowing across the bluegrass state today and this front is bringing more thunder. Scattered showers and storms will continue to dictate our outdoor plans on this final holiday of summer. Scattered is the key word of the weather day.

We’ve made it into September, so I wanted to introduce you to our ninth month and the weather it can deliver. Here are some cool stats for Lexington and September:

- The highest temperature on record was 103 degrees on the September 5, 1954

-The coldest temp on record was 32 on September 30, 1899

- 1925 gave us the hottest overall month with an average temp of 76.2 degrees.

- 1918 brought a chill to the air with a monthly temp of 62.4 degrees… the coldest on record for September.

- Our wettest September came in 2006 with 10.25″ of rain. Contrast that with only 0.24″ in 1959.

-September 3, 1922 gave us the wettest day on record for the month with 5.45″.

- Before someone asks… Snow has never been recorded here in September. :)

What does this September hold for us? My monthly forecast calls for temps to average out with 1 degree of normal and rainfall to average out slightly above normal. Watch the last week of the month for a chance for some upper 30s for lows.

As far as the weather for the week we are in… storms kick things off today and a few could be strong. Let’s track them:

Much cooler and drier air works in over the next few days. This will send out temps down into the 70s for highs Tuesday and Wednesday with lows in the 50s. Near normal readings will return by the end of the week as highs head back into the 80s.

The upcoming weekend may feature a scattered storms threat. That’s something we will keep an eye on for the Cats home opener on Saturday.

Happy Labor Day and take care.

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