A hot break in the stormy action

Good Thursday to one and all. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms have drenched the bluegrass state in recent days, causing significant flash flooding. The storms will lessen over the next few days, with toasty temps flexing some muscle.

Scattered storms will be noted today across the south, with a drying trend in the north. Western parts of the state may be looking at a renewed severe weather risk as storms work in from the northwest:

Temps on Friday begin to heat up and that continues into the weekend. The models are likely overcooked with the temps, but it’s going to be hot and feel much hotter with the humidity factored in. The wet ground and lush vegetation will take some of the edge off the temps, but will add to the tropical feel.

A plume of moisture will be streaming in here from the Gulf of Mexico, giving us the threat for afternoon and evening storms this weekend:

That will also help to keep the numbers in check.

Additional showers and storms will filter in here early next week and take us through the 4th of July. This is also when a front approaches us from the northwest:

This stormy summer shows little signs of letting up. Check out the new European Model rainfall anomalies through early August:

Yes, the wettest departure from normal is right on top of Kentucky. You were given fair warning there would be no shortage of summer thunderstorms and rain. 😉

With a developing El Nino, temps tend to skew cooler as the summer wears on. That shows up on the European Model through early August:

Make it a great day and take care.

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