Back to summer

Good Wednesday, folks. Our fall fling is now a thing of the past as summertime rolls back in to the Bluegrass State. The next week or so will be similar to how we’ve spent the majority of the past few months, with steam and scattered storms taking center stage.

Highs Wednesday will be in the middle 80s for much of the region as humidity takes off. This will likely lead to the development of scattered showers and storms. Your storm trackers couldn’t stay away for more than a couple days:

Daytime highs will range from the upper 80s to about 90 starting Thursday and running through the weekend. Any one area could see temps go a little higher, but the daily threat of storms might help us out:

GFS

The tropical air will make it feel much hotter and can cause any shower or thunderstorm to put down a lot of rain. The local high-water threat will need to be monitored. 🙁

The tropics are kicking it now, with three systems in the Atlantic. A current unnamed system will head toward the Bahamas this weekend, and is likely to develop into a storm before reaching Florida. The latest European:

Euro

The model now takes that into the central Gulf of Mexico and develops it into a monster. The new run brings this system all the way into our region next week:

Euro 2

That will be interesting to follow in the days ahead.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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Steamy weather gets ready to return

Good Tuesday to one and all.  Our taste of September weather is about to give way to a familiar weather pattern. Steamy air and scattered storms are set to return to the Bluegrass State in the coming days.

Let’s make sure to get out and enjoy the good stuff we have Tuesday. Highs will hit the low 80s with a mix of sun and high clouds.

Humidity surges on Wednesday as highs hit the middle 80s. There’s a small threat of isolated showers and storms during that time.

An increased chance of storms rolls into town Thursday as a cold front moves in. That front should put the brakes on and hang around into the weekend. That means the threat of scattered storms will be with us:

GFS

The air will be very steamy and tropical-feeling during this time.

Beyond this, we will need to see what happens with a possible tropical system heading toward Florida. The latest European model shows this storm going across Florida and into the Gulf:

Euro

Make it a great day and take care.

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A touch of September starts the week

Good Monday, everyone. Welcome to a much better brand of air across Central and Eastern Kentucky. In what has been a very muggy and wet summer, this air is most welcome.

Readings in the morning will be in the mid- and upper 50s to start as some fog settles in. Afternoon highs should be in the upper 70s to near 80, with low humidity and plenty of sunshine.

This is normally the point at which I would inset your daily dose of radars, so I have no idea what else to say. 🙂

Tuesday should be equally as nice, with a mix of sun and clouds.

There’s a chance of isolated showers and storms Wednesday as warmer air moves back in. The chance of storms increases a bit by Thursday as a cold front moves in:

NAM 2

That front might slow down on top of the region and keep some scattered storms going into the weekend:

GFS 3

The tropics will come to life next weekend and the following week. That’s when we might have a big tropical system approaching Florida. The models vary greatly on what happens after that, but there’s always a chance that it could affect our weather.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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Much better weather moves in

Good Sunday to one and all. We have a blast of September air surging into the bluegrass state today. This will bring the coolest air since late may and early June. More importantly, it’s going to give us a few days to dry out.

We really need the dry days. This has been another super soaker of a summer, and Lexington is right on the cusp now of the top ten wettest Augusts on record… And we still have 11 days to go!

Our day will start with a few showers and storms, but sunny skies take over this afternoon as winds come at us from the northwest.

This will set the stage for some very cool air tonight with lows in the 50s. The 40s may not be too far away from us:

GFS Temps

Monday will be absolutely fantastic with highs in the upper 70s for much of the central and east, and low 80s in the west. Sunny skies will combine with dewpoints in the 50s to give us some of the awesome sauce…

GFS Temps 2

Tuesday looks like another winner of a day, but moisture starts to creep back in by Wednesday. A stray shower or thunderstorm will be possible. The storm chances increase on Thursday as another cold front sweeps in here:

GFS

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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Storms usher in a fall feel

Good Saturday, folks. We have a cold front working into the Bluegrass State. This is kicking off additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms, but the big news is what comes behind it. A taste of September is on the way for the next several days.

Let’s start with what’s out there Saturday. Highs will generally range in the low 80s, with a mix of sun and clouds. Scattered storms will be on the increase as the day wears on. Some of the afternoon and evening storms might be strong and put down torrential rain. Watch the local high-water threat.

Your tracking tools in a bit.

The air coming in behind this should put us well below normal for temperature:

Canadian

After a soggy start to Sunday, skies turn partly sunny in the afternoon on a gusty northwesterly wind. Check out the highs in the upper 70s:

NAM

Lows by Monday morning should be deep into the low and middle 50s:

GFS Temps 2

The nice weather carries us into Monday and Tuesday, so enjoy!

A few scattered storms roll back in Wednesday, ahead of another cold front working our way. This arrives Thursday and Friday with showers and storms:

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking a strong cold front

Good Friday, everyone. We have finally made it to the kickoff of the high school football season in Kentucky. In true 2016 fashion, we have some scattered showers and storms on the move. This action leads us into more storms for the weekend.

Highs Friday will range from 80 to 85 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. Scattered showers and storms will be around, and a few could affect a game or two Friday night.

The storm threat increases late Saturday as a potent cold front moves in from the northwest. That front will spawn a line of strong thunderstorms sweeping across the region:

Euro

The weather turns very nice behind that boundary. Highs Sunday afternoon will stay in the upper 70s as skies clear. Humidity will drop, with dry weather taking over. Highs early next week will be in the upper 70s to near 80. Lows could drop deep into the 50s:

GFS TEMPS 1That certainly feel very, very nice.

Another cold front shows up by the end of next week. That could bring a few more showers and storms:

Euro 2

Here are your tracking tools for the day:

Have a great day and take care.

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More storms usher in a September preview

Good Thursday to one and all. To say this summer has been a soggy one would be an understatement. So it should come as no surprise that we have more showers and storms on the way. That said,  I do have some good news. Cool and dry air moves in early next week.

Thursday’s storms will be scattered about the region, but more likely across the southern half of the state. This action can put down enough water to cause some local problems again. Your tracking tools in a bit.

Thunderstorms will increase a bit Friday, and we would get in on a complex or two of storms. The NAM has been hinting at this for a while:

NAM

That wouldn’t be good news for the kick off the high school football season across Kentucky.

A potent system dives into the region late Saturday and early Sunday. This setup can bring some strong to severe thunderstorms:

Canadian

Late Saturday into early Sunday could bring some strong storms and flash flooding to parts of our region.

This is being pushed by a significant trough digging into the country:

GFS

Highs in the mid- and upper 70s might be common from Sunday through Tuesday. Lows during this time should drop deep into the 50s.

I leave you with the regular dose of tracking tools:

Have a great day and take care.

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A stormy setup rolls on

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a cold front on top of the region, and this slow-mover is causing additional rounds of showers and storms to develop. This is the first of two big fronts to show up over the next several days.

Wednesday’s showers and storms will put down a lot of water in a short amount time, so watch for local stream and street flooding.

Leftover showers and storms will be around Thursday as the front slows down to our south. That might set the stage for some additional storms for the first day of the high school football season Friday:

Euro

The next front arrives this weekend with widespread showers and strong thunderstorms:

Euro 2

This will unleash a much cooler-than-normal pattern for next week. Highs by Monday might run several degrees below normal:

Canadian

Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s will be common next week. Lows might drop into the 50s on several mornings. Bring it!

Have a great day and take care.

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More storms around

Good Tuesday, everyone. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to rumble across Central and Eastern Kentucky. These storms can put down a lot of water in a short amount of time over the next few days.

Tuesday’s storms will continue to come at us from the south and southwest. A few of them can be strong, but the heavy rain threat is the one to watch. These boomers can put down a quick inch or two in an hour or so.

Track away:

Wednesday will feature more of the same, with locally heavy rain the main player.

Scattered storms will be around Thursday and Friday, with highs in the 80s.

Storms will rapidly increase this weekend as a strong cold front moves in from the northwest:

Euro 2

Some of those storms will be strong, with heavy rain a possibility. Much cooler air comes in behind this for late Sunday and Monday:

Canadian

Highs early next week may not get out of the upper 70s for a few days.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Tropical rain slowly moves in

Good Monday to one and all. Tropical rain-producing showers and thunderstorms have been scattered across the region for the past few days. The main action has been very slow to move into our part of the world, but that should change over the next few days.

We will continue to see scattered showers and storms out there Monday, with locally heavy rains likely. Track away:

The showers and storms will increase Tuesday and Wednesday, and that’s when we will have to be on guard for some local high-water problems. Yes, I know this is slower than I was thinking a few days ago, but the threat is real.

The GFS is spitting our some notable totals this week:

GFS

The Canadian model has much more of a threatening look:

Canadian

It gets very steamy late this week as showers and thunderstorms increase again. That continues into the weekend as a shot of cool air dives into the Plains States:

Euro

The Ensembles show a blast of cool air sweeping in:

Euro 3

Most medium range models show highs a week from now in the 70s:

GFS Temps 3

Have a magnificent Monday and take care.

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