Tracking tropical temps and tropical action

Good Monday and Happy Labor Day, folks. Our long holiday weekend has been a steamy and a stormy one, with more of the same likely out there today. This tropical feeling air mass is going to hold all week long as we watch a tropical system develop in the Gulf. That may impact our weather by the weekend.

Let’s begin with your holiday and roll forward. Highs today are in the upper 80s and low 90s with humidity levels making it feel hotter than that. Just like the past several days, scattered showers and storms will develop into the afternoon and evening.

Not everyone will see the action, but those that do can get in on some gusty winds and heavy rains. Here are your holiday storm trackers:

Tuesday’s weather looks and feels a lot like what we have out there today, so just sweat and bear it. 🙂

At the same time, a tropical system is developing and rolling into the Gulf of Mexico. This is likely to become Gordon later today or Tuesday and should head toward Louisiana. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

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The GFS has been ahead of the curve in taking that system toward Louisiana, while other models were bowling that system due west. Most have been correcting toward the GFS in recent days and I suspect that trend to continue, even in the NHC forecast.

Can this system bring moisture into Kentucky? The short answer is yes!

As this system is slowly coming into the southern Mississippi Valley, a front will be moving into our region and likely become stationary. That should be able to draw up some of the moisture from Gordon to be, and may eventually get whatever is left of the storm to roll toward the Ohio Valley:

How that all plays out remains to be seen, but it’s something for us to watch closely as we go through the rest of the week.

Have a wonderful Labor Day and take care.

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