Daily Archives: June 8, 2017

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Summer Comes On Strong

Good Thursday to one and all. Our run of September rolls on for a few more days, but summertime is ready to surge in here for the weekend. This will bring the hottest air of the young season into our part of the world. With the heat will come an gradual increase in storms for next week.

Before we get to all that, let’s focus on what’s out there today. Highs will range from the mid and upper 70s west to the upper 60s and low 70s east. Clouds will continue to spin up and we are likely to see a few showers going up. The best chance will be across the east…

Friday looks much, much better with low 80s west and upper 70s east. Skies will stay mostly dry, but a storm may threaten far northern Kentucky by evening.

This sets the stage for a much warmer weekend as a big ridge of high pressure builds in across the southeast…

Highs by Sunday and Monday can hit 90 degrees, especially in the west. One thing to keep in mind, we have a very wet ground with green, lush vegetation. That’s something the models never take into consideration. Your weather apps and walking weather apps won’t either.

Humidity levels will soar, leading to an increased chance for storms going up. That really ramps up by the middle of next week as a trough rolls eastward into the Mississippi Valley…

That knocks the temps back down into the normal range, but the muggy air will continue. The setup after that is an interesting one, with a pipeline of moisture developing from the Gulf into the region…

The pattern I foresee taking shape is one that can produce flash flood producing thunderstorms. I’m not talking about every day type stuff, but I can see us getting into some trouble this summer.

Have a great day and take care.

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