UK game day forecast

Good Saturday and welcome to the kickoff of the college football season in Lexington. Things are looking steamy for fans heading out to a revamped Commonwealth Stadium today. The same goes for folks who are out enjoying this Labor Day Weekend.

With the toasty temps comes a slight chance for a scattered storm trying to develop this afternoon and evening. The chances that we get one to go up right on top of Commonwealth Stadium is rather small, but the possibility is still there.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect for UK fans:

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The rest of the Labor Day Weekend forecast looks similar to what we have out there today. Toasty temps and the chance for a storm or two will rule the weather through Monday.

Things finally start to change into next week as fall fights back. A couple of cold fronts move our way and will bring the increasing threat for some needed rain and storms:

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The bigger news will likely be the cool air that follows:

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Until then, we have some summer left in the tank. I have the radars all ready for you to do some Saturday scattered storm tracking:

 

 

Have a great day and take care.

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Sweating out a few weekend storms

Good Friday to one and all. We’ve made it to the unofficial end of summer: Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature is sending summer out on a steamy note, with readings straight out of the month of July.

The sweat factor is high this weekend, with afternoon highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Throw in the high humidity, and it feels even hotter.

Folks who have outdoor activities might have to sweat out a scattered shower or thunderstorm crashing the party. These won’t be terribly widespread, but one or two will roll along at times.

For Wildcat fans heading to Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, it’s looking toasty:

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A strong cold front slowly works our way next week with a gradual increase in storm chances. The greatest threat rolls in Wednesday and Thursday:

EuroSome needed rains could fall across the region during that time. Temps should come down behind this front and that could take us below normal for a day or two.

A bigger push of cool air continues to show up on the models by next weekend:

GFSLet’s get busy tracking scattered storms on this Friday:

 

 

Make it a great Friday and take care.

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Labor Day weekend outlook

Good Thursday, everyone. We have a lot of steamy air in place across our region, and this should hang around into the holiday weekend. As we sweat the summer temps, changes are showing up for next week.

Before we talk about the changes, let’s put a spotlight on the Labor Day weekend forecast:

  • Friday will bring the threat of scattered afternoon and evening storms, with highs in the middle 80s.
  •  Saturday looks similar to what we’ll have Friday, but with a touch more humidity.
  •  Highs in the mid- and upper 80s should be common Sunday, with a slightly lower storm threat.
  • Labor Day will feature the chance of isolated storms, with highs in the mid- and upper 80s. The sweat factor will be high!

A newly revamped Commonwealth Stadium is the place to be on Saturday as UK kicks off the season. Here’s a look at what to expect:

Ky footballA cold front moves our way by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. This front should bring an increased chance of showers and storms:

EuroCooler air will follow that for the middle of the week, with another shot of cool possible a few days later.

I leave you with your scattered storm trackers:

 

 

Make it a great day and take care.

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Watching for scattered storms

Good Wednesday, everyone. Steamy weather continues across Central and Eastern Kentucky, and the trend continues into Labor Day weekend. With an increase in humidity, our threat of  scattered storms will go up just a bit.

Highs Wednesday through Friday will hit the upper 80s in most areas. We should see a slightly increased threat of scattered afternoon and evening boomers. Any storm will be a slow mover that could put down some very heavy rains.

Planning on heading to Commonwealth Stadium this Saturday to watch the Cats? Here’s the early call on what to expect:

  • Steamy conditions will be likely for tailgaters, with temperatures in the mid- and upper 80s. It will feel like the low 90s at times.
  • Isolated showers and storms will be possible.
  • Kickoff temps should be in the low 80s, with readings in the 70s by the second half.

A scattered storm or two will be possible over the rest of the Labor Day weekend, with highs remaining in the steamy mid- and upper 80s.

A cold front slowly moves our way early next week and could bring an increase in showers and storms:

GFSThe same model run of the GFS is hinting at a bigger shot of cool air coming by the middle of the month:

GFS 2In the short term, it’s all about steamy weather and scattered storms. Let’s get to tracking:

 

 

Make it a great day and take care.

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A summer blast starts September

Good Tuesday, folks. We have a a nice little blast of late summer across Central and Eastern Kentucky as we begin September. Temps look to stay on the steamy side all the way through Labor Day weekend.

The forecast over the next seven days is pretty straightforward:

  • Daytime highs will range from the mid- to upper 80s
  • Overnight lows will drop into the middle 60s
  • Humidity will increase and give us quite the muggy feel
  • A daily threat for scattered showers and storms will be with us

The most likely chance of scattered storms might come Wednesday. That’s when the high-resolution NAM shows a little complex of boomers diving in from the north:

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The University of Kentucky kicks off the football season in a renovated Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday night, and things look steamy. Tailgating temps will be in the mid- and upper 80s with a small chance of a storm. Kickoff temps will be near 80, dropping into the upper 70s during the second half.

I leave you with your daily dose of radars to track any boomer that occurs:

 

 

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Summer is back through Labor Day

Good Monday to one and all. As hard as it is to believe, we’re putting the finishing touches on the month of August. Overall, this month has been cooler and drier than normal across much of our region.

That said, summer isn’t giving up, as we have a nice period of very warm weather to take us through Labor Day weekend. Higher humidity also will return, and we will see a daily threat of a shower or thunderstorm.

You’re not going to see rain every day, by a long shot. But the potential is there through the weekend.

The Kentucky Wildcats kick off a new football season Saturday at newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium. Highs will be in the 80s for tailgaters, and we should see temps dropping into the 70s during the 7 p.m. game. There will be a small chance of scattered storms.

A cold front moves our way late Labor Day and Tuesday. This front should cause showers and storms to increase:

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Much cooler air should come in behind that boundary for the middle and end of next week. This could be the beginning of a cooler than normal pattern that builds in for the middle of September:

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Until then, it’s pretty steamy.

That steam can lead to scattered storms, and I have you set to track whatever is out there Monday:

 

 

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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August ends with steam and scattered storms

Good Sunday to one and all. August is quickly running out of days, and wouldn’t you know it, the final few days of the month finally feel the part. Our great stretch of fall weather is over, and it’s back to reality for a while. Steamy weather and scattered storms look to dominate the pattern through Labor Day weekend.

We have a weak disturbance cruising into the region from the south. This is giving us better coverage of the showers and storms out there today. This is not going to be a washout, but a few outdoor plans might foiled by Mother Nature.

Similar conditions will be around Monday with highs in the 80s.

This type of pattern gives us very warm air, higher humidity and a daily threat of a scattered storm. It’s not going to rain every day where you live. Scattered is the word of the week for storms.

As warm as it will be here, the real heat will be to our west and north:

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As mentioned, this setup should carry us into the big holiday weekend and the kickoff of the college football season.

Changes are already showing up just beyond Labor Day. Watch how all the warm air gets replaces by cooler numbers:

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This later summer and early sall pattern looks very similar to the past two years at this same time.

I leave you with some Sunday storm trackers:

 

 

Have a great day and take care.

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Higher humidity leads to storms

Good Saturday to one and all. Typical late August weather is returning to central and eastern Kentucky this weekend. Humidity levels and temps are both on the rise and this combo will help crank out scattered showers and thunderstorms.

We will see a storm or two going up out there today with readings ranging from 80-85.

A better threat for scattered showers and storms will be around on Sunday as a system moves in from the south. The future radar from the NAM shows the increase in action:

NAMTemps will likely come down some compared to what we have out there today. The forecast for next week continues to look like typical weather for this time of year. Warm and rather humid days with a daily threat for showers and storms.

What happens with Tropical Storm Erika? That’s the million dollar question we will have to answer this weekend .

Let’s get you set to track the weather we have out there today:

 

 

Have a great day and take care.

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Storm chances increase this weekend

Good Friday to one and all. We’ve had quite the fall weather ride across Central and Eastern Kentucky. This is among the cooler weeks you will ever find around here in August. Things look to change a bit this weeken,d with the warmer air and some showers and storms.

Highs Friday will still be very nice, with highs in the upper 70s to near 80. This sets the stage for another great evening for high school football fans:

FootballSaturday will find highs in the low and middle 80s, with more humidity and some isolated showers and storms. The storm threat will increase Sunday as juice from the tropics tries to shoot in here.

The simulated radar from the NAM shows this well:

NAM 2That will knock our temps back several degrees.

The weather for next week looks warmer, but the overall pattern will be dictated by what happens with Tropical Storm Erika. Here’s the latest storm track from the National Hurricane Center:

Will that system have any direct impact on our weather? That remains to be seen, but these types of storms usually have an indirect impact.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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Changes for the weekend

Good Thursday, everyone. Our spectacular run of early fall weather has a few more days left in the tank before some changes blow in. Those changes begin to show up over the weekend as we start to focus our attention on the tropics.

Let’s start with where we are now.

Highs Thursday will be in the pleasant mid- and upper 70s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Friday’s weather looks great, with highs in the upper 70s and a partly sunny sky. That means another winner of a forecast for high school football fans. Temps will be similar to what we had for last week’s games.

Isolated showers and storms will be possible Saturday as moisture begins to push back in. A slightly increased chance of showers and storms should be with us Sunday. That shows up well on the GFS:

GFSHighs this weekend should be in the low 80s with more humidity.

From there, it’s all about what happens with Tropical Storm Erika. This storm will probably head toward the Bahamas over the next several days and could threaten Florida as a hurricane late this weekend. Will it move across Florida and into the Gulf? What about a track up the east coast? Both options are on the table for early next week, and that will be when we know what, if any, impacts that system could have on our weather.

You can follow the storm with the latest track forecast from the National Hurricane Center:

Make it a great day and take care.

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