Summer steam surges in

Good Friday, everyone. We are dealing with another nice weather day, but things are about to take a walk on the steamy side for the weekend. That’s when we get our first run of 90 degree temps of the summer.

It’s going to be interesting to see if a cluster or two of thunderstorms develop and roll across parts of the region today and Saturday. That typically happens on the leading edge of heat and humidity from the plains states. One of those may impact areas of western Kentucky today:

If those thunderstorm clusters do develop, they could throw some clouds across the rest of the region. Those could impact temps.

Highs today will reach the middle 80s for areas of central and eastern Kentucky, but the western half of the state hits 90 or a little better. Again, storm action could play a factor in those numbers.

Highs this weekend reach the upper 80s and low 90s for central and eastern Kentucky, with the numbers a few degrees hotter in the west. Factor in the humidity and it will feel hotter than that. It’s interesting to watch the temps from the computer models continue to be too hot compared to reality. That’s been a common trend in recent years and is again this year.

One of the reasons may be because of just how wet our ground is. Rainfall has been abundant this year, with the entire state WELL above normal:

Some areas are a more than 10″ above normal. A wet ground and lush vegetation, helps to keep temps from reaching the max potential.

Speaking of storms, a storm or two will be possible on Sunday, with an increase of showers and storms early next week as a front nears from the north. That front is showing signs of checking up and hanging around through the rest of the week into next weekend. That would bring back the all too familiar pattern of storms:

Make it a great Friday and take care.

 

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