More of the same

Good Sunday, everyone. Our weather pattern just keeps sending rounds of showers and storms our way. Each of these rounds has been accompanied by tremendous lightning and torrential rains. Guess what? It looks like more of the same in the days ahead.

Saturday’s action shifted a little farther west to give the eastern half of the state a well deserved break. That shift to the west didn’t spare the Lexington metro. Storms dumped anywhere from 1″-4″ of additional rainfall. Some local flooding problems were reported around the Frankfort area.

The rain train has been a sight to behold. Lexington is approaching 10″ of rain for the month and we only need another 1″ or so to take over the wettest August ever. 1974 holds that distinction with 11.18″.

If you are a fan of breaking records… the forecast continues to suggest we have a shot at doing just that. The storms will continue to come at us in waves today and into early in the new week. Torrential rains and a heck of a light show will continue as the main threats.

Outside of the storms… it’s about as humid as it can possible get around here. Temps by themselves aren’t too bad with mid and upper 80s. Throw in Miami type humidity and it feels like low and mid 90s.

A cold front enters the picture by the middle and end of the week. My hope was for this front to sweep through here and allow for drier air to push in. The current trend in the forecast models shows this front slowing down with low pressure developing along it:

GFS

If that verifies, the threat for showers and thunderstorms would continue into the Labor Day Weekend. I’ll keep you updated as we get closer.

Let’s get back to tracking today’s storms:

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Have a good Sunday and take care.

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