Time posted: 1:44 am

Steamy Temps Finally Arrive

Good Wednesday, everyone. Normal summer temps are finally arriving in the bluegrass state bringing some steam to the region. This steamy air is likely to hold through the weekend as scattered storms slowly kick back in. The stormy skies may become more prominent this weekend into the start of July.

Temps out there today are in the mid and upper 80s for many. Humidity levels are on the increase and there’s a slight chance for a shower or storm going up, especially in the west. Here’s regional radar to help you out…

Thursday and Friday will see temps closing in on 90 for many areas. The wet ground and lush vegetation will make it hard for temps to get too toasty, but that does mean more humidity around. Scattered storms will go up, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.

That’s a trend that will carry us through the weekend, with a slight uptick in the amount of thunderstorm action.

The focus on your 4th of July week continues to be on a better potential for rounds of storms to return to the region. That’s something I alluded to with my last update and it’s looking a little more like another battle zone takes shape around here. You can see that on the GFS…

The model is starting to increase the rainfall numbers over the next few weeks…

The more things change, the more they… Awwww… Forget it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:21 am

Better Weather Moves In

Good Tuesday, everyone. The very stormy setup we have been in for the past few weeks is taking a little break over the next day or two, but we still can’t shake the storms. Scattered action will be with us for the middle of the week, with another increase in storms by late this week into the weekend.

Today’s weather looks great with temps generally from 80-85 in many areas. Humidity levels will be lower with a mix of sun and clouds.

The pattern for the rest of the week will see some very steamy conditions moving into the region. Humidity levels are going to feel rather tropical as temps hang out in the 85-90 degree range… Typical for this time of year.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be noted during this time, with a little better chance for the coming weekend. This is when we will need to start watching the northwestern sky for clusters of thunderstorms dropping back in here..

The pattern into the 4th of July week is going to try to send a trough into the eastern part of the country…

I’m not fully sold on that idea. If we just use pattern persistence, one could see that trough not being as deep and instead setting up another wet battle zone across our region.

I promised you a look way down the weather road and I’m here to deliver. The JAMSTEC seasonal run is out for the rest of summer, fall and winter. The model is spot on with the cooler temps of summer, so far. It then shows our region remaining cool in the fall, but much of the country warms. It then drops the hammer in for winter…

It’s a winter forecast made from June… What can go wrong? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:59 am

Severe Threat Starts The Week

Good Monday, folks. Our work week is off and running with additional showers and storms rumbling across the state and a few could be severe. As the week rolls on, the storms may not be as widespread as what we’ve been seeing, but the boomers will still be roaming about the region.

A cold front is rolling toward the state today, bringing an increase in showers and thunderstorms. These storms could produce high winds and hail. Here’s today’s severe storms risk area from the Storm Prediction Center…

In addition to the severe threat, these storms will be loaded with torrential rains, leading to the potential for flash flooding. Outside of the storms, hazy sun and temps in the upper 70s and 80s will be common.

Scattered showers and storms will continue into Tuesday as our front slowly pulls away. Still, moisture remains for the middle of the week and that is likely to fire up a few more storms…

By later this week, a significant trough develops across the Great Lakes and the northeast. That means we get into a pattern of northwest to southeast moving thunderstorm clusters…

That unleashes a cool blast of air behind it as we close June and say hello to July.

My next update will throw some seasonal models your way. We’ll take a look at one that now goes all the way through the upcoming winter months. You know you want to see it… Right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s another edition of your storm tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great Monday and take are.

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