A better brand of air

Good Saturday, everyone. We are getting in on some awesome weather across Central and Eastern Kentucky. This better brand of air looks to hang around through the weekend, and it means you should really get out and enjoy it.

If anything, the air on the way next week could be even better!

Highs Saturday will be in the 80- to 85-degree range for much of the region. Humidity will be low, with mostly sunny skies.

Sunday looks warmer, with highs in the mid- and upper 80s as the sun hangs tough. We have a possible high of 90 on Monday, but a strong cold front gets ready to take control by Tuesday:

GFS

Showers and thunderstorms will usher in much cooler air across the eastern half of the country. Look at how much real estate will be below normal:

GFS TEMPS 1

That could give us a couple days with afternoon highs in the upper 70s. Lows by Thursday morning might hit 50 or lower across the eastern half of the state:

GFS TEMPS 2

I will take that and run with it.

Make it a great day and take care.

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A nice looking weekend ahead

Good Friday, folks. The weekend is kicking off on a much cooler note, and things may only get better from here. Plenty of sun and normal June temps are in store for the next couple of days.  Let’s break it down for you.

  • Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
  • There is the threat of a shower or storm as moisture rolls in from the east.

  • Saturday looks awesome, with plenty of sunshine and low humidity. Highs will generally range from 80 to 85. Wow!
  • Sunday looks good, but a little warmer. Highs in the mid- to upper 80s will be possible as we keep the sunshine and low humidity levels.

Highs could make a run at 90 by Monday as winds crank from the southwest. That flow is ahead of a strong cold front ready to slam in here Tuesday:

GFS

Showers and thunderstorms are likely with that front, but the big story will be the cooler air coming in behind the front. The numbers go well below normal for a few days:

GFS TEMPS 1

That could mean a few days of highs in the upper 70s. Yes, please!

Make it a fantastic Friday and take care.

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Some heat relief on the way

Good Thursday to one and all. This might wind up as the hottest day we’ve had so far this year. As highs hit the 90s, I’m tracking a much better brand of air pushing into the region for the weekend.

Highs Thursday day should reach the low 90s into much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. A high of 95 is possible across southern parts of the region. There also is the chance that a late-day shower or thunderstorm fires up.

Track away:

Cooler air blows into the region for Friday as a big storm system wraps up along the East Coast. Highs may reach only the low 80s in many areas:

GFS TEMPS 1

There still could be a leftover shower or storm across the east. That shows up well on the GFS:

GFS 2

Highs this weekend will generally run in the 80s with mostly sunny skies. Overall, that’s a pretty darn nice weekend. Lows might drop into the upper 50s in a few spots.

The heat builds back in early next week was we make another run at 90 degrees, but a cold front tries to cut the heat off:

GFS

Showers and storms may bring some much better temps back for the middle and end of next week.

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking strong storms across Kentucky

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s shaping up to be a rather stormy day across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Rounds of thunderstorms are pushing through the state, and some of these could be strong or severe.

The air out there Wednesday is very tropical in nature and is aiding in the development of thunderstorms. This is fuel for the possible severe-weather fire.

The main threats continue to be from damaging winds and large hail. These storms will also produce prolific lightning and rain across our region. With so much moisture in the air, watch for local flash flooding.

The storms will take a break later Wednesday night and early Thursday, but another round of storms might blow through by Thursday evening.

Let’s track these rounds as they come, and I have you all set to do some tracking:


Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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Steam and storms return

Good Tuesday, everyone. Steamy temps and stormy weather continue to take center stage around here for the next few days. The combination of 90-degree highs and high humidity could spawn some big thunderstorms.

Highs Tuesday will range from the upper 80s to the low 90s in most areas. The increase in humidity will make it feel even hotter. There also is the threat of a thunderstorm or two. Any storm that blows up could be strong and put down a lot of rain.

As usual, I have you all set to track:

The threat of storms will increase later Wednesday and Wednesday night as rounds of storms drop in from the northwest:

GFS

Damaging winds would be the main player with those rounds of storms.

After one more hot day Thursday, a big storm system blows up to our east and pulls some cooler air into our region:

Euro

That could make for a very nice weekend around here.

Enjoy your Tuesday and take care.

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Steamy temps and stormy skies

Good Monday, and welcome to a brand new week of weather. While the week is new, the weather looks a lot like what we’ve been seeing of late. Steamy air and occasional storms take center stage in the coming days.

Highs Monday will be cooler than what we had this weekend. Most areas will be deep into the 80s, but the 90-degree stuff is being pushed back to our west. With a weak front hanging around, isolated showers and thunderstorms are still a possibility.

Track away:

Tuesday will see the steamy air fighting back in from the west and southwest. This should help ignite a few more rounds of storms. Here’s the simulated radar from the NAM:

NAM

The threat of showers and storms will increase a bit as we head into the middle and end of the week. With so much moisture available, the threat of heavy rain will be with us.

How much rain we get is all dependent on what happens with a huge upper-level system slowing down across the eastern part of the country. The European model keeps this just to our east, with much cooler air around here by the weekend:

Euro

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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Tracking a weak cold front

Good Sunday, everyone. After our first 90 degree temps of the summer, we are now tracking a weak cold front into the region. This won’t do a whole lot to cool us way down, but will knock a few degrees off the thermometer, and could spawn a few storms. The stormy weather should ramp up in the week ahead.

Highs today will be back into the upper 80s to near 90. As our front drops in from the north, it can touch off a scattered thunderstorm or two. As always, I have your hook up for tracking:

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Monday will be much less humid, and a little cooler. There is still the threat for a storm or two going up, but the greatest storm chances won’t come our way until the middle and end of the week.

This is when an upper level system drops in from the northwest:

GFS 2

That would up the ante on the heavy rain potential over the next week or so. The GFS is spitting out some hefty totals:

GFS

Have a great day and take care.

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First 90 of the season today

Good Saturday, everybody. This is about the time of year we get our first 90 degree temperature in Lexington and surrounding areas. Right on cue, Mother nature is ready to throw a 90 our way today. This steamy air hangs through the weekend, with storms waiting in the wings for next week.

Most areas will hit 90 or the low 90s out there today as skies stay mostly sunny:

A weak front drops in on Sunday with a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm. Highs will come down a few degrees from what we see today.

Thunderstorms will ramp up early next week and really kick into high gear by the middle and end of the week. That’s when we see a slow-moving upper level system working in from the northwest:

GFS

That’s a setup that can lead to rounds of showers and thunderstorms that can put down a lot of rain.

The GFS for the next week and change:

GFS

The Canadian model is similar:

Canadian

Make it a sensational Saturday and take care.

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Steamy air leads to storms

Good Friday, everyone. Summer has been missing in action over the past several days, but it’s ready to show up in a big way. We will hit 90 for the first time this season as we head into the weekend. After that happens, we start to turn our attention to storms for the next week.

Highs Friday will be in the mid- to upper 80s in most of our region. There is also a slight chance for a shower or storm, with the most likely chance in the north and east.

A weak front then drops in Sunday with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible.  Highs should range from 85 to 90 in most areas.

Humidity for next week will be off the charts as we find an upper-level low dropping in from the northwest. That will lead us into a stormy setup:

Euro

With so much moisture available over the next week to 10 days, very heavy rain will be possible. The European model is going wild with the numbers:

Euro 2

Enjoy your Friday and take care.

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Our first 90 of the season is possible

Good Thursday to one and all. We have had one heck of a run of great weather days across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Unfortunately, that’s coming to an end as heat and humidity surge into the region. This might give us our first 90-degree high of the young season.

Let’s start with Thursday. Highs will range from the upper 70s to around 80 in much of the region. Skies stay partly to mostly sunny.

Humidity really increases Friday as highs hit the middle 80s. There is a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm, especially across the north and east.

Highs by Saturday should hit 90 or higher:

GFS TEMPS 1

That’s some real deal summer heat building in, but a cold front tries to smack it down by Sunday and Monday:

GFS

That front could mean some scattered showers and thunderstorms, with temps coming down to more normal readings in the low and middle 80s.

From there, expect steamy and stormy conditions to settle back in to the Bluegrass State.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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