Time posted: 2:05 am

Strong Storms Usher In A Fall Feel

Good Sunday, everyone. We have showers and storms increasing across the bluegrass state today and this continues into Monday. That’s when a strong cold front sweeps in from the northwest and that will bring a surge of late September temperatures into the region.

Temps today come down from where we have been, but the air is still going to be super muggy and super tropical. That will aid in the development of showers and storms that can put down torrential rains for some. The best chance for severe storms is just to our north, but a few boomers can briefly go severe today…

As the front settles into the state on Monday, there is a better chance for a few severe storms. Here’s the Monday Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

The torrential rain threat will continue into Monday, so don’t be surprised to hear about local flash flooding through Monday night.

As the front crashes through here late Monday, you will be able to tell the different in just a few minutes. Temps and humidity levels will both drop in a hurry. That kind of a pronounced drop isn’t something very common during the summer months.

Highs for Tuesday and Wednesday may not get out of the 70s for many areas. An extended run of lows in the 50s will be possible.

Folks, those are numbers that are WELL BELOW normal and we could even get in the vicinity of a record low on Wednesday.

Here is the Sunday edition of your storm tracking toys…

Make it a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:27 am

Heat Relief In A Big Way

Good Saturday, folks. It’s another hot and humid day across the bluegrass state, but a major change is on the way. This comes in the form of a fall-like cold front slamming in here on Monday, bringing heavy rain and strong storms ahead of it, and a late September brand of air behind it.

Temps today are similar to what we had on Friday with highs generally in the low 90s with a heat index topping 100 for many. Scattered showers and storms may blossom in the heat and humidity, especially across the south and southeast…

Showers and storms will really increase on Sunday as a cold front nears from the northwest. These showers and storms may be on the strong side and put down torrential rains.

That continues into Monday as the front arrives…

 

Once again, a cold front like this typically squeezes out some big storms. Local high water issues will continue to be possible.

MUCH cooler air comes in here behind that front as the numbers go way below normal…

Highs in the 70s for Tuesday and Wednesday for many with lows that can drop deep into the 50s. You happy? 🙂

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:53 am

Heat and Humidity Then A Big Change

Good Friday to one and all. Heat and humidity continue to take hold of the weather into the weekend, but a major cold front is about to make sure that’s short-lived. This front will usher in a taste of September temperatures early next week. The transition between the two may fire up some healthy thunderstorms late Sunday and Monday.

Let me begin with a recap of something I wrote for yesterday’s post…

Friday and Saturday feature the hottest days of the summer. Daytime highs range from 90-95 in many areas with a heat index above 100 for many. I know there’s an Excessive Heat Warning (heat index of 110 or higher for 2 straight hours or more or 4 straight days of 105 or higher for 2 consecutive hours on each day ) out for many, but we seem to be lowering the standards for that. This is Heat Advisory material for many in central and eastern Kentucky and some may struggle to even get to that (105 for 2 straight hours or more).

The Excessive Heat Warning began Thursday and this was the end result on the Kentucky Mesonet sites…

Only 7 out of nearly 75 sites managed to hit 90 degrees for a high. This wasn’t even the hottest day of the past week, let alone something worthy of an Excessive Heat Warning.

Here’s a look at the Heat Index temps shortly before 4pm…

Those numbers weren’t even into the Heat Advisory criteria.

I digress.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will try to go back up this afternoon and evening, especially in the south and southeast. Here are your Friday tracking tools…

The threat for a few storms will increase a bit on Saturday and that could play a factor in keeping temps down just a bit…

Showers and storms will become more widespread on Sunday and that is obviously going to keep temps down. Some of those storms may be on the strong side as a cold front drops in from the northwest. That front moves in here on Monday with more showers and storms around…

That’s also a setup that can put down some very heavy rains in our part of the world… Again.

The air coming in behind that is awesome and is straight out of September…

Highs are going to struggle to get out of the 70s for Tuesday and Wednesday as lows drop into the 50s. It was delayed by Barry, but it will not be denied. 🙂

Have a great Friday and take care.

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