Summer sizzle to storms

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s a much better feeling day across central and eastern Kentucky, but that’s not going to last very long. A little sizzle is back in the weekend forecast as we get set for bigger changes showing up next week.

Highs today are in the low and middle 80s in much of the area, with lower humidity giving the air a comfortable feel. Friday will find some steamy stuff slowly returning. Highs range from 85-90 in most areas. Skies should stay mostly sunny.

Saturday will turn even hotter with upper 80s and low 90s showing up. A few storms may also pop during the afternoon and evening. Storm chances will then rapidly increase from Sunday into early next week. That’s when a strong cold front starts to impact our weather.

Check out the increase in stormy weather during this time:

This action is ahead of the first of two cold fronts set to impact our weather next week. The second front arrives late next week into the following weekend. Watch the waves of below normal temps take over:

Both of those will knock the numbers down, but it’s a fundamental shift in the overall pattern that’s very common during a developing El Nino.

Everything from the operational models to the ensembles are locking in on this change taking place. I’ve also posted several seasonal models showing the transition and we can add the CAS to the mix. Here’s the model forecast for August-October:

HaveĀ a good one and take care.

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