Good Thursday, folks. It’s a pretty darn nice looking and feeling weather day across central and eastern Kentucky. This comfy air is behind a weak front that slipped through here last night, but this isn’t going to last very long.
The pattern by the weekend and into next week looks to feature very steamy temperatures and the increasing threat for some thunderstorms. That setup may actually stick around for much of the rest of the month.
Let’s start with what’s going on for the 15th day of the month. Temps are generally in the low and middle 80s for highs with a mix of sun and clouds. Humidity levels are fairly low for the middle of August, so get outside and take advantage of it.
Friday is another fairly nice day as temps inch up a bit. There’s the slightest chance for a late day shower or storm, with a better risk showing up very late Friday night into Saturday:
That’s on the leading edge of some very steamy air coming in from the southwest. Temps around 90 are possible if clouds don’t get in the way, but 90ish looks good for Sunday.
The setup for next week continues to look very steamy and, sometimes, stormy. A system dives in from the northwest early in the week and tries to leave a piece of energy behind. Check out the scattered storm threat from all this:
As all this is happening, the northern Gulf of Mexico starts to come to life. Whether it’s truly tropical or now is still to be determined, but the Gulf may throw some moisture our way late next week into the following weekend:
This wetter than normal trend continues to show up on the 2 week GFS Ensembles rainfall anomalies map: