Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s back to school for Fayette County and several other school districts and the weather is looking decent. We do have a weak cold front passing through and it may touch off a storm or two this afternoon.
All of this continues to be part of a fairly active pattern for August and that pattern looks to ramp up a little more in the coming days.
Locally dense fog may be an issue out there this morning for many in central and eastern Kentucky, but conditions look dry. Temps hit the 80s this afternoon with a shower or thunderstorm going up on a northwesterly flow. Here is regional radar to help you out:
Those numbers come down even more on Thursday with a mainly dry sky. The day looks pretty darn nice.
Temps and humidity levels start to climb some on Friday, but some showers and storms look to rumble in from the west late in the day and continue into Saturday:
Muggy air really settles in behind those storms, but the pattern will throw another front at us late Sunday and early Monday. That will lead to some more storms with that storm threat locking in through the first half of next week. That’s because an upper level system gets left behind to spin across the lower Ohio Valley into the south. That can fire up daily thunderstorms across our region.
The maps below show Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:
The overall pattern continues to trend back toward wetter than normal around here and for much of the region and country. Check out the two week rainfall anomalies from the GFS Ensembles: