A strong cold front moves in

Good Wednesday to one and all. Another fall cold front is ready to blow into the Bluegrass State with a big increase in showers and storms. As the thunderstorms arrive, the temperatures behind the front are going down. As a matter of fact, some very nice air is on the way.

Wednesday’s storms will increase from west to east, with the potential for some strong storms later in the evening. High winds, small hail, lightning and heavy rain will be possible. I will have your tracking tools here in a bit.

Showers and storms will be with us early Thursday as the front passes through. Skies will slowly dry in the afternoon, with highs in the 70s.

The pleasant temps stick around into Friday: 50s to start and highs in the upper 70s to around 80:

Euro 2Skies will be partly sunny with mainly dry weather for high school football games.

Saturday should be another nice day, but here comes another cold front for Sunday and Monday. Scattered storms will be possible as temps take another big drop in the first half of next week.

Let’s get back to tracking the storms we have out there Wednesday:

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Have a great day and take care.

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Showers and storms to increase

Good Tuesday, friends and neighbors. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across the region. This action will increase over the next few days as another strong cold front sweeps in. That front will usher in another early-fall feel to the air.

Highs Tuesday will be in the middle 80s in many areas, and humidity levels make it feel even warmer. Scattered thunderstorms will also crank up, and any storm could be strong with some heavy rains.

Our strong front moves in late Wednesday and Thursday, with showers and storms becoming widespread. A few of the storms could even be on the strong or severe side. This is a healthy-looking front on the models:

CanadianTemps behind that front will come way down, with highs only in the 70s on Thursday. Cooler and drier air moves in for Friday, and that’s a better look for kicking off the high school football season. Highs will mainly be about 80, with lows in the upper 50s.

Saturday looks nic,e with some sun and clouds, and highs in the lower 80s. The threat of scattered storms moves back in for Sunday and Monday, with another strong cold front moving into the region:

GFSAnother shot of cooler air comes in behind that front for the first half of next week.

I leave you with your storm trackers:

 

 

Make it a great day and take care.

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Storms take control of the pattern — again

Good Monday and welcome to another stormy week in the Bluegrass State. We’re coming off a mainly dry and pleasant last week of weather, but this week looks anything but dry and nice. Rounds of showers and storms are back.

Highs Monday will be in the low and middle 80s as moisture really ramps up from the south. As a matter of fact, you can trace this pipeline of juice all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. That means showers and storms will develop throughout the day, and a few of them could be strong. Very heavy rainfall is also a good possibility.

Scattered storms and tropical humidity levels will be likely Tuesday, with highs in the 80s.

The action really kicks into high gear later Wednesday and Thursday as a strong cold front moves in. This is a classic fall front that can produce some strong or severe storms during this time.

NAM

That front slowly moves across the state on Thursday, with showers and storms hanging tough. Much cooler air is coming in behind this front, and some of the models suggest that highs will struggle to get out of the low and mid-70s.

Euro 3

As of now, temps look pretty good for the start of the high school football season on Friday and Saturday. The problem could come from some scattered showers and storms.

Another cold front sweeps in later Sunday and Monday, with more scattered showers and storms. The air coming in behind that front looks cooler than normal:

GFS Temps 2

I leave you with a full array of tracking tools:

 

 

Enjoy the day and take care.

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A stormy week ahead

Good Sunday, everyone. The middle of August is generally pretty calm across our part of the world. Hazy, hot and humid weather with isolated storms is usually the norm. There is nothing normal about this summer and there will be nothing normal about the week ahead.

There is no three H weather to be found and a couple of cold front will move in with showers and thunderstorms on the increase.

We will see a storm or two going up out there today with temps back in the 80s. The threat for showers and storms will really increase on Monday as our flow comes out of the deep south. Take a look at the increase in storms showing up on the NAM:

NAM

That will keep temps down from where we are today, but humidity levels will really ramp up. That same setup should carry us into Tuesday as we await the arrival of another strong cold front. This bad boy arrives Wednesday into Thursday with showers and storms becoming widespread:

CanadianThat’s the look of a true fall storm system working from the plains into the Great Lakes. As the front moves in, temps will come way down and the threat for some lingering showers and storms may take us into Friday.

I leave you with your Sunday dose of tracking tools:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown
I75 NB @ MP 127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

Make it a great day and take care.

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A little more like August

Good Saturday, folks. We’re into the middle of August and true hot weather has yet to develop across our region. Lexington is firmly below normal on the month without a single 90 degree day. While the days are warming, it looks like scattered storms may wind up taking center stage.

The overall pattern is skewed warmer and stormier. We may see this action start this weekend with scattered showers and storms trying to develop. Southern and southeastern parts of the state got in on a few of those Friday, but the weekend stuff could pop anywhere across the region.

Today’s weather trackers for your viewing pleasure:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown
I75 NB @ MP 127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

Highs today should hit the middle 80s in most areas with a small increase in humidity levels. Similar conditions will be noted on Sunday into early next week as we tack on a few degrees.

A cold front moves toward the region by the middle of the week with an increase in showers and storms:

GFS 2

A little bit of a cool down will be noted behind that front, but the numbers should recover pretty quickly by the weekend. That could make for some steamy temps taking shape.

Enjoy your Saturday and take care.

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Temps slowly begin to rise

Good Friday, everyone. The weekend is about to kick off, and our temps look to finally get back to normal across much of the region. With the increase in thermometer readings, the threat of a scattered storm or two also will be on the rise.

Highs Friday will be in the low 80s for much of the region with a mix of sun and clouds. The far southeastern parts of the state could even see isolated showers and storms going up. It’s a small chance, but a chance nonetheless.

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown
I75 NB @ MP 127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

 

Saturday and Sunday will see readings mainly in the low and middle 80s, with a mix of sun and clouds. A weak upper level system will be around and that could touch off a scattered shower or thunderstorm. The NAM future radar shows some action floating around on Saturday:

NAM 2

Temps into early next week look very similar with highs mainly in the low and middle 80s. A weak cold front moves our way on Tuesday with a slight increase in showers and storms:

Canadian

In the overall scheme of things, temps should average a little warmer than normal later this month and into early September.

Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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Gorgeous weather continues

Good Thursday to one and all. Our gorgeous stretch of weather rolls on across Central and Eastern Kentucky. This means we have a few more days of September weather in the middle of August.

Highs will hit the upper 70s to near 80 in most areas, with a mix of sun and clouds.

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown
I75 NB @ MP 127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

Friday will see a mix of sun and clouds, with highs in the lower 80s for much of the region. That setup should continue into Saturday, with highs inching up just a bit. Both days will feature a super small chance of isolated showers and storms. The NAM is trying to pick up on this:

NAMHighs over the weekend and early next week should generally run in the low and middle 80s. We will have a little more humidity, and that could help touch off some scattered showers and storms:

GFSWe will have to watch for a cold front to affect the region by about this time next week. That could knock temps back down a few degrees.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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A surge of September

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a taste of early fall temps moving into Central and Eastern Kentucky. This air will stick around for the next few days, and that means great weather for the kiddos heading back to school.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

– Lows Wednesday morning will be in the upper 50s with a touch of fog as the school buses get back on the roads.

– Highs in the afternoon will mainly be in the upper 70s, with much lower humidity. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny.

– Thursday morning starts even cooler, with lows in the middle 50s possible. Afternoon highs should be in the upper 70s. Check out the highs on the NAM:

NAM– Friday and the weekend will feature highs of 80 to 85 degrees for much of the region. That’s still pretty nice for this time of year.

– The only drawback for the weekend will be the potential for some isolated showers and storms to develop.

– The weekend pattern looks to hang around into the first part of next week.

I leave you with some weather trackers on this gorgeous first day of school:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown
I75 NB @ MP 127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

Make it a great day and take care.

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September temps moving in

Good Tuesday, everyone. As many of the kiddos get set to head back to school, our weather is is on fast-forward. We have a September feel to the air moving in later Tuesday and lasting through the rest of the week.

A secondary front is pushing through here and is touching off scattered showers and storms. Highs Tuesday will range from the upper 70s to the lower 80s as winds gust up along and behind the front.

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown
I75 NB @ MP 127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

The air sweeping in Wednesday looks awesome for this time of year. The flow is coming straight from the north and northwest:

NAM 2

The high pressure pushing in is straight out of Canada. Check out the high temps from the high-resolution NAM for Wednesday:

NAMThat should make for a terrific first day of school for many areas throughout the region.

Thursday will feature more in the way of sun and clouds with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s.

Temps head closer to normal by the weekend, with the threat of scattered storms Friday and Saturday.

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking storms and a fall cold front

Good Monday to one and all. We have a strong cold front blowing into the Bluegrass State. This boundary is bringing an increase in showers and thunderstorms, and a big decrease in temperatures. This is a front more typical of late September.

Highs Monday will be in the low and middle 80s with fairly high humidity. Showers and storms will be bouncing about the region, and a few could be on the strong side. I will hook you up with tracking tools in a bit.

Scattered showers and storms might linger into Tuesday as a secondary front arrives from the northwest. Highs will range from the upper 70s to the low 80s.

The air coming in behind that will be even cooler for Wednesday and Thursday. Highs are likelyj to stay in the 70s, with lows in the 50s under a partly cloudy sky. Winds will blow in from the north as a big area of high pressure dominates the weather:

Euro

 

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