The summer that won’t end

Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s no secret that our summer has been a toasty one across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Allow me to let you in on another little secret: It’s not about to end anytime soon.

Temps this week will average much above normal, with a lot of highs in the mid and upper 80s. There’s a chance that we hit 90 at some point later in the week. If you’re thinking about record highs, that’s probably not going to happen. Records on most days are deep into the 90s.

Much of the week also looks dry, with just a chance of showers in the east.

This should change in a big way as we head into the weekend. One cold front gets ready to dive in from the north and northeast, with another waiting in the wings by Monday.

Here’s the setup from Saturday to Sunday:

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That front can kick off a shower or storm late Saturday, and knock temps way down on Sunday, but only for parts of the state:

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That’s a heck of a temp gradient setting up along that boundary. Just how far south it can get will be the determining factor on how pleasant your Sunday will be.

That next front drops in with scattered showers and storms on Monday. Another front drops in by the middle of next week with a deeper dip in the jet stream:

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That’s the one that can bring a few days of very cool air into our region. “Can” being the key word.

Have a great day and take care.

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Summer keeps going

Good Monday, and welcome to another week of summer temps. This hotter-than-normal pattern just won’t go away, and it could another 90-degree day our way later this week.

Monday will be a pretty nice day, with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s.

Tropical depression Julia continues to spin along the North Carolina coast. This might back to the west and throw some showers into Eastern Kentucky over the next few days. This is a cool future radar loop from the NAM:

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That moves away by the second half of the week. This is when temperatures can really take off, with lots of highs in the upper 80s showing up. Local 90 degree highs will be possible into the start of the weekend.

Changes start to show up by Sunday and Monday as a strong cold front rolls across the region:

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A gusty line of showers and thunderstorms will be possible along and ahead of that front. The big news would be the significantly cooler air coming in behind it. Check out this deep dip in the jet stream:

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Have a magnificent Monday and take care.

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Tracking a cold front

Good Sunday, everyone. We have a cold front working across the state, and this is bringing more showers and storms to parts of the region. Once this bad boy scoots to our east, summertime temps get ready to surge back in for the week ahead.

Sunday’s showers and storms will mainly be early across Central Kentucky, but they should linger into the early evening across the east. Locally heavy downpours are possible.

Monday’s weather looks much better, with sunshine and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Temps will then take off, with highs in the mid- and upper 80s for the middle and end of next week. Another 90-degree high will be possible during this sizzler of a September.

Big changes start to show up next weekend. This is when we see our jet stream take a huge dip across much of the country:

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A potent cold front will precede that trough, with a substantial band of rain and storms possible:

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Chilly air should blast in behind that boundary for the final week of September.

Have a sensational Sunday and take care.

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Scattered storms for the weekend

Good Saturday, folks. We’ve made it to the weekend, and some scattered storms have finally made it back into Central and Eastern Kentucky. These storms will be around for the next couple of days, bringing a nice drink of water to the region.

Let me get this out there: The weekend is not going to be a total washout. Just have a backup plan to be on the safe side. If you’re going to Commonwealth Stadium, pack the poncho to be safe.

Any storm that does come along can put down a lot of water in a short amount of time and contain a lot of lightning.

Track away:

More of the same will be around into Sunday with the greatest concentration across the east.

Monday looks good, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and partly sunny skies.

Summer temps blow back in for the middle and end of next week. Don’t be surprised if we string together several more days of highs in the mid to upper 80s.

The pattern tries to change by next weekend and early next week. That’s when we find a the models advertising a big dip in the jet stream:

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If that’s real, some chilly fall air would be the end result.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Wet weather for the weekend

Good Friday, everyone. Coming off another soaker of a summer, it’s hard to believe we could use some rain across our part of the world. But, that’s exactly the case, as September has been dry as a bone.

The weekend looks to change that, with showers and thunderstorms on the increase. It’s not going to rain all the time, but some heavy downpours will be possible.

The action kicks off later Friday, with scattered showers and storms increasing from the west. This might affect a few high school football games throughout the region.

I have you all set to do some Friday tracking:

The showers and storms will continue to ramp up overnight into Saturday. Additional showers and storms will be with us into Sunday. It’s not going to rain all weekend, but there will be pockets of greater than 1 inch of rain. The models show these pockets in various places, with the NAM being the most robust and widespread:

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After a “normal” dip in the temps, readings are likely to surge again next week as summer continues to put in some overtime work.

Make it a great day and take care.

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All eyes on the weekend forecast

Good Thursday to one and all. We have another nice-looking day taking shape across the region, but everyone is looking ahead to the weekend weather. It’s the time of year for fall festivals and football, so the weekend forecast takes on added importance this time of year.

As of now, things are looking to turn a little stormy in the coming days. That’s as a cold front edges closer to the region from the northwest. This front will throw a scattered storm or two in here late Friday, with summer temps rolling on.

The threat of showers and storms will really increase Saturday and Sunday:

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This won’t be a total washout of a weekend, but having a plan B might be a good idea on some of those outdoor events.

Another system brushes the region Monday, with a chance of additional showers and storms:

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Temps by the middle and end of next week should bounce back into summertime readings.

It is interesting to note how the longer-range seasonal model of the CFS shows the potential for some winter weather across the country in October:

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Have a terrific Thursday and take care.

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Tracking scattered storms

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have scattered showers and thunderstorms blowing back into the Bluegrass State. This action is ahead of a weak cold front arriving from the northwest, and it’s the first of two fronts due in town in the coming days.

Wednesday will be rather humid, with temperatures again in the 80s. Not everyone will see rain, but some locally heavy downpours will be possible:

That weak front might move just to our south on Thursday, giving us some better air. Highs should again be in the low 80s, as humidity levels come down a bit. The day looks dry.

Showers and thunderstorms will then be scattered about the region from Friday into the weekend. This could bring some additional locally heavy rain. Still, this doesn’t look like a total washout of a weekend by any means.

Looking for some cool fall weather? The CFS continues to find some, but not for a few more weeks:

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Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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Summer hangs on

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have summer temps moving back into the Bluegrass State. This will also bring an increase in humidity and a gradual increase in the shower and thunderstorm threat.

Highs Tuesday will generally be in the middle 80s in most areas. There is a small threat of a shower or storm in the far south.

A cold front arrives Wednesday with a scattered shower or thunderstorm.

Another system works our way by Friday with showers and thunderstorms increasing:

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That soggy setup continues into the weekend, with locally heavy rainfall a possibility:

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What does the CFS seasonal model think of the next four weeks? Here’s a look:

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Make it a great day and take care.

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Active pattern slowly takes shape

Good Monday, folks. We are starting the week on another gorgeous weather note across Central and Eastern Kentucky. This nice weather will soon be replaced by a pattern that looks increasingly active. That’s code for rain chances will be increasing.

Highs Monday will generally range from the upper 70s to the low 80s, with mostly sunny skies.

A little moisture increases as we roll into Tuesday, and that can spawn isolated showers in the south. Highs return to the low and middle 80s in many areas.

A cold front gears up to move in by Wednesday. This front doesn’t have a lot of moisture to work with, but it should spit out a few showers:

gfsHighs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s as another system rolls our way by Friday and lasts through the weekend. This could bring rounds of showers and storms our way:

gfs-2The GFS follows that up with another wet weather-maker early next week:

gfs-3The model then follows that up with another deep system:

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As I mentioned, the pattern is showing signs of becoming very active in the days ahead.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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Much better weather blows in

Good Sunday to one and all. Gusty showers and thunderstorms rumbled across the region on Saturday. That action was helping sweep the hot and humid air out of town, replacing it with a taste of the good stuff.

Today’s weather looks absolutely gorgeous across the region with low humidity levels and increasing amounts of sun. Temps across the state should range from the mid to upper 70s for highs:

special-2Clear skies tonight will allow temps to drop into the upper 40s and low 50s across the entire area. That will make for a very cool start to the new work week. Highs later Monday reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

There will be a little increase in moisture over the next couple of days in the southeast. That can spawn isolated showers. Most of the region stays dry into Tuesday as temps rebound into the low and middle 80s.

A weak front could bring a shower in here on Wednesday, but that doesn’t have much juice with it. Another system working our way by late week into the weekend looks much juicier:

euroMake it a sensational Sunday and take care.

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