Welcome to a warmer week

Good Monday to one and all. Our new week is off on a much warmer note across the commonwealth of Kentucky. Highs will head toward the 80s over the next few days, but a few storms might try to crash the party.

Let’s start with the weather we have Monday and roll ahead. Highs will be in the low to mid-70s for most areas. You will notice a few clouds increasing late Monday afternoon as a warm front lifts northeastward across the area. That might have enough juice to spark a scattered storm later tonight.

The Hi-Res NAM is showing this on the simulated radar:

NAM

That action should clear out early Tuesday and that should make for a pleasant Election Day. Highs will make a run at 80 degrees under partly sunny skies.

Winds will begin to really crank by late Tuesday and Wednesday. This happens as very warm air floods the region from the southwest. At the same time, a cold front drops toward the state from the north.

Isolated showers and storms may show up as early as Wednesday afternoon:

NAM 3The threat for scattered storms will hang around Thursday and Friday. Will we continue to have a chance of storms through the Memorial Day weekend? That’s something I will have to fine-tune in the coming days.

As we get set to close out the month, the pattern takes on a warm look for much of the country:

GFS 2Have a great Monday and take care.

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