A little closer to normal

Good Thursday, everyone. Our mainly dry weather continues, but our temps are getting closer to normal for the next several days. This is certainly something many of us have been wishing for, but we are still likely to average just a bit above average.

In terms of the rain, it goes without saying that we need it. The bluegrass state started drying out in August and we continue to be REALLY dry as we roll through September. As I look ahead, I am seeing a good chance for some rain late this weekend and early next week.

Before we get to all that, let’s focus on today. Low clouds may hang tough across parts of central and eastern Kentucky. These clouds may even spit out isolated showers and storms, but most areas stay dry. Here’s regional radar just in case:

Temps today may not make it out of the 70s for areas keeping clouds into the afternoon. For those who don’t…80-85 likely shows up.

Friday looks similar with a mix of sun and clouds and pleasant temps. There is still a tiny chance for a stray shower going up. Overall, Friday looks like a pretty nice weather day.

Hurricane Humberto continues to churn toward the open Atlantic and will have zero direct impact on the US. What’s left of Imelda continues to drench parts of east Texas and Louisiana.

Jerry should become a hurricane today as it works toward the Caribbean through the weekend:

cone graphic

This storm is likely to curve and take a similar track to Humberto, but the transition between the two should allow for a couple of cold fronts to sweep into the region next week. The first arrives Monday with some showers and storms, with the other moving in around Wednesday. There’s pretty good model agreement on this scenario:

GFS

Canadian

ICON

On paper, those two fronts should bring the best rain chance to our region in nearly a month. Those fronts should also mean temps could actually be seasonal for a few days.

Don’t get used to it because I firmly believe this warmer than normal setup carries us through early October.

Enjoy the day and take care.

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