Good Thursday, everyone. This is fall weather at its absolute finest and it’s coming in the month of August. The first few weeks of the month we very fall-like, but this stretch of weather will top that. Woot!
Highs Thursday are in the middle 70s for most areas, as skies stay partly sunny. You will notice a few clouds during the afternoon hours.
Lows by Friday morning might drop into the upper 40s for some of the cooler locations across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Afternoon highs will reach the low and middle 70s. Those numbers are way below normal:
That sets the stage for a great evening for high school football, with temps in the 60s.
The weekend continues to look cooler than normal, with highs in the 70s into Saturday, with near 80 degrees by Sunday. That will be our next chance for a shower or storm, with a greater storm threat lurking for Monday.
Down in the tropics, we have Harvey in the Gulf and a system trying to develop off the southeastern coast. Harvey should become a hurricane as it heads toward the Texas coast over the next few days:
Harvey could become the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas since Ike in 2008.
The models keep this spinning around the Texas coast through the weekend. Here’s the European:
That would be a disaster in terms of flooding problems there.
The European model then takes Harvey toward Louisiana by Monday:
You can also see that system now developing off the southeastern coast. That’s one crazy, but plausible, look.
The European then brings Harvey into the Bluegrass State by the middle of next week:
Obviously, that would be a big-time heavy rain-maker around here. You can also see the deep trough it carves out behind it, leading to more cool air.
Have a terrific Thursday and take care.