Rounds of storms continue

Good Tuesday to one and all. We are in the middle of a steamy, stormy pattern across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue across the state over the next several days. This will raise the risk of high-water problems in some areas.

Here’s the setup for the rest of the week:

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Those clusters of storms could become strong or severe as they rumble through our region from the northwest. Possible torrential rain continues to be the top threat in all this.

Outside of the storms, temps will be super steamy, with highs in the mid- and upper 80s, and humidity levels off the charts. Any one day has a shot at hitting 90 if things remain dry, but that is debatable.

We will need to keep a close eye on some storms moving in late Tuesday and Tuesday tonight. The next round could have some high winds and hail with it. I have you all set to track the action:

 

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

 

 

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A tropical week of weather

Good Monday, everyone. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue to push across the state this week. Now we get some tropical temperatures and humidity to join the party. The only thing missing from the tropical setup is the beach. Oh well, we can’t have everything.

Showers and storms come at us in waves Monday and will have the potential to put down heavy rains. This same pattern hangs around through the rest of the week. No, it’s not going to rain all the time, but occasional torrential rainfall is a good bet.

The overall setup features storms coming in from northwest to southeast through the end of the week. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

– Humidity will get even higher in the coming days. This steamy air will help fuel the development of  heavy rain-producing showers and storms. Watch for local high water problems as storms move through.

– The air is going to turn very steamy this week. Any day that doesn’t feature thunderstorms could see highs flirting with 90 degrees. Regardless of the temps, it’s going to feel like a sauna out there.

– This pattern won’t hold very long, and I see things trending cooler again as we head into next week. That could set the stage for some pleasant weather as we head toward Labor Day.

I have you all set to track Monday’s busy weather:

 

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Current temperatures

Have a magnificent Monday and take care.

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Tracking the heavy rain threat

Good Sunday, everyone. Waves of showers and thunderstorms will be pushing across the bluegrass state over the next several days. These storms could put down a lot of water in a short amount of time and lead to some issues.

The boomers begin to work in from west to east today and will carry us through the upcoming week. It is NOT going to rain all the time, but when it will come down in buckets when it does rain.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Many areas should be able to pick up 1″-2″ of rain over the next several days. Thunderstorms moving over the same real estate can deliver a lot more than that.

Temperatures will generally run in the low to mid 80s for highs and low to mid 60s for lows. Humidity levels will be sky high and that will help produce the torrential rains when the storms roll in.

The blog is all set to help you track the storms on this Sunday:

 

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Have a great day and take care.

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Rounds of storms on the way

Good Saturday, everyone. Our recent run of nice and dry weather is about to come to a booming end. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will blow into town on Sunday and those are likely to keep coming at us through next week.

This could set the stage for heavy rainfall that could cause some issues.

A few clouds will roll in today with temps ranging from 80-85 degrees. There is a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm into central and northern parts of the area.

Current temperatures

 

 

Showers and storms will really increase late Sunday as low pressure works in from the west. That low will slowly move across the region into Monday with another system following that up by the middle of the week.

The end result will be rounds of storms with torrential rainfall the primary player. The models continue to point toward some hefty totals through next week:

CanadianRainfall totals from 1″-3″ will be possible next week. Locally higher amounts in thunderstorms could cause some local high water issues.

Moral of the weather story… enjoy the fairly nice weather we have out there today.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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A half-and-half weekend ahead

Good Friday, everyone. We’ve made it to the end of the week, and it’s looking like a half-and-half weekend is ahead. The first half looks pretty darn good. The second half looks to start another stormy pattern across Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Highs Friday will range from the upper 70s to the low 80s, with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will gust a bit to add to the overall nice day.

Saturday will start with lows in the 50s and end with readings between 80 and 85 degrees. Winds will be rather gusty, and I can’t rule out a stray shower or thunderstorm. That’s especially true the farther west and north you live.

The storms will really kick into high gear later Sunday and Monday:

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That’s in response to low pressure working across the Ohio Valley from the west. Another one could move in right behind it by the middle of the week:

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The result would be rounds of showers and storms with heavy rainfall. The European Model shows some high totals over the next week and change:

Euro 4Enjoy your day and take care.

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Scattered storms possible Thursday

Good Thursday, everyone. Much of the summer has been dominated by a pattern straight out of fall, and this setup continues for several more days. Things will begin to warm next week, but it looks to come with a stormy price. Rounds of showers and storms should return.

Scattered showers and storms could even fire up Thursday as a weak cold front drops in from the northwest. Winds will pick up a bit with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs should generally run in the upper 70s.

Current temperatures

Friday will find temperatures in the upper 50s to start, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. We should return to highs in the 80- to 85-degree range on Saturday, with some afternoon high clouds increasing.

Those clouds should produce showers and thunderstorms as early as Sunday. That’s when low pressure works into the Ohio Valley:

GFS

The pattern will feature another system diving in behind that one early next week. The European Model is picking up on this setup:

Euro 2The result will be rounds of showers and thunderstorms taking us through the first half of next week. With an increase in humidity, locally heavy rainfall will be possible during that time.

Have  great day and take care.

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Great weather for back to school

Good Wednesday, folks. Another school year is getting started in Fayette county and several other districts and the weather looks great. This is about as good as it can possibly get for day one of a new school year.

The only drawback comes this morning with some dense fog. Keep that in mind if you’re out driving. Temps will generally run in the mid and upper 50s to start the day with mid and upper 70s to end it. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny.

Current temperatures

 

A weak front moves in for Thursday and will bring a chance for isolated showers and storms. Temps will mainly be in the upper 70s for highs.

The weekend starts great with highs in the low 80s for Friday and Saturday as we hang on to the sunshine. The end of the weekend will feature a weak wave of low pressure scooting in from the west. That can touch off some scattered showers and thunderstorms through Monday:

GFS The threat for showers and storms will hang around through the first half of next week. The GFS continues to show some pretty good rainfall numbers:

GFS 3Much warmer weather is lurking for later next week into the following week. Temperatures may finally go above normal for a while.

Have a great day and take care.

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Back To School Forecast

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have one more day of scattered storms before much better weather blows into the bluegrass state. This nice weather will then hang around a while as cool high pressure builds in.

This is just in time for the beginning of the new school year for Fayette County and several other districts. How should we dress the kiddos? Here’s the forecast…

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It doesn’t get a whole lot better than that. We will need to watch for some patchy fog for the trip to school, but the sunshine and pleasant temps should more than make up for that.

The front responsible for the nice back to school weather is pushing across Kentucky today. We still run the risk for a scattering of showers or storms with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Your tracking toys:

 

 

Gorgeous weather takes control for the rest of the week with highs in the upper 70s through Thursday. Lows will drop into the 50s with foggy mornings.

I do see warmer air moving in for the weekend with highs back toward the middle 80s. It could get a little warmer into next week and beyond:

GFS 2Above normal temperatures for a change? That is certainly possible with a daily threat for scattered storms.

Have a great day and take care.

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Flash flood threat continues

Good Monday, everyone. Record rainfall slammed the Lexington metro over the weekend and additional heavy rain is in store today. This will likely lead to more high water issues for some areas.

A strong cold front is working in from the northwest and will aid in the development of showers and thunderstorms. With the tropical air in place, torrential rains will fall and a few strong storms will be possible.

Our ground is waterlogged in many locations and it won’t take a lot to cause additional high water problems. Today’s storms will have the potential to put down several inches of rain in a short amount of time. If that falls on top of the same areas that picked up flooding rains this weekend… look out.

Much cooler and drier air moves in for the middle of the week with highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 40s to low 50s for the start of school.

I have the blog all set for your heavy rain tracking needs:

Today’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

Have a great day and take care.

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Record rainfall for Lexington

Good Sunday evening. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to pound the Lexington region. This is resulting in record rainfall and local flooding issues.

Lexington has picked up 5.36″ of rain through 5pm. This is now the 4th wettest day on record for the city and the wettest day since March 1, 1997.

1. 8.04”     August 2, 1932

2. 5.56″     March 1, 1997

3. 5.45”     September 3, 1922

We could very easily make our way into the top 2 wettest days of all time. Follow the showers and storms:

 

 

Take care.

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