Monthly Archives: July 2018

Time posted: 1:51 am

A Cold Front Moves In Tonight

Good Thursday, folks. We have a cold front working into the state later tonight, bringing some very nice weather behind it. As nice as the weather is to start the weekend, things look to take a turn toward the ugly by later Sunday into early next week. That’s when another big upper level low spins into the region.

Let’s begin with today and roll ahead. Windy and warm weather will be noted ahead of the front, with isolated showers and storms trying to pop. A broken line of showers and storms will be along and ahead of the front moving into the region this evening. Track away…

Friday starts with a broken line of showers and storms working across the east, with drier and cooler air coming in behind the departing line. Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s and low 80s, with humidity levels coming down.

Temps by Saturday will drop into the 50s to begin the day and rebound into the upper 70s and low 80s by the afternoon. Skies will be gorgeous, so enjoy!

Sunday temps will bounce back some as late day showers and storms increase. This action kicks off an extended period of showers and storms into the first half of next week…

This comes courtesy of another upper level low which will keep out temps MUCH below normal…

Highs under that may be way, way down…

After little rebound late next week, some of the Ensembles are forecasting another deep trough…

Enjoy your Thursday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

A Late Week Cold Front On The Way

Good Wednesday, everyone. We’ve made it to the middle of the final week of July and I’m tracking another cold front due in town later this week. This will bring another round of scattered storms to go along with a big drop in temperatures. From there, we will watch another wet weather maker target the bluegrass state.

Let’s begin with today and hit the fast-forward button.

Our stubborn upper level low is slowly moving away, but is still close enough to fire off a scattered shower or storm, especially across the east…

Highs today are in the 80s for the entire region.

The 80s are back on Thursday as southwesterly winds pick up ahead of our cold front. Some late day showers and storms arrive, with the bulk of the action waiting for Thursday night and early Friday…

Lower humidity levels will take over by Friday afternoon with highs generally in the upper 70s. Saturday looks awesome with lows dropping into the upper 50s with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and low 80s with a mostly sunny sky.

Another big bowling ball of an upper level system then rolls our way from late Sunday into early next week. That could mean rounds of heavy rain taking aim at the region…

Cooler than normal temps will play us out for the rest of July, and we aren’t alone in dealing with that…

The cooler than normal look continues to show up for August. Here’s the CFS…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:40 am

Upper Low Still Bringing Some Rain

Good Tuesday to one and all. Our highly anomalous upper level low continues to spin across the region, but will lose some of its influence over the next few days. Still, this thing is touching off scattered showers and thunderstorms for a few areas. Later in the week, we focus on a cold front dropping in from the northwest.

The spin with our upper low is just off to the east and is weakening. It’s still firing up some spiraling bands of showers and thunderstorms, especially in the central and east…

Temps on Wednesday are back into the 80s for the entire state, with a scattered shower or storm in the east. Thursday finds temps mainly low and middle 80s with a late day shower or storm possible, with the best chance for storms arriving Thursday night into Friday…

That’s ahead of another push of much cooler air for the weekend. It will also be a weekend where another upper low threatens to cut off across the region by later Sunday and lasting into early next week…

That would mean another very cool and wet period taking shape…

The overall look through next week continues to support a trough into our part of the world…

That would keep the cooler than normal numbers going.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:57 am

Active Pattern Keeps Rolling On

Good Monday, everyone. Our potent upper level low continues to spin across the Ohio Valley, leading to more unsettled weather to start the week. Later in the week, it’s a cold front sweeping in that will keep things unsettled, then another system moves in for the weekend. This busy pattern is also part of a cooler than normal temperature pattern.

Today’s shower and storm action will be concentrated on the afternoon and evening hours, with the greatest coverage across the east. Temps today range from the middle 70s east to the low and mid 80s in the west…

The Tuesday action becomes a tad more widespread across the central and east actually backs in from the east. Locally heavy rains are a good bet once again, with temps coming in similar to what we have out there today.

Scattered showers and storms continue Wednesday, with the east getting in on most of the action.

A strong cold front moves in late Thursday and could bring a few strong storms with it…

That’s a reinforcing shot of cooler air behind the boundary that will take us into the weekend…

That’s when we run the risk of another pretty decent rain maker rolling in from the west and southwest…

That would be accompanied by well below normal temps, with another surge of cooler than normal coming in behind that as we close out July and say hello to August. This is one heck of a deep trough settling in…

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:30 am

Upper Low Brings Rain and Cool Temps

Good Sunday, folks. Our big upper level low is spinning right on top of the area today, bringing rounds of rain and cool temps. This spinning system will hang around a few more days, as temps continue to run cooler than normal. This is part of a larger overall pattern settling in for the second half of summer.

Today will be rather gloomy at times, with lots of clouds and showers around. A few thunderstorms will also be noted, and I’m wondering if a few of these can produce some small hail. We will also need to be on guard for an area of high rain totals that can cause some local high water issues. Track away…

All of this is coming from this highly anomalous upper level low spinning across the Ohio Valley…

I saw a tweet from one of the area NWS offices titled “Typical July Weather”. Ummm… I have no words for anyone who thinks this is a normal July pattern.

More showers and storms will be noted for Monday and Tuesday as our system still impacts the region…

Another cold front moves in by the end of the week unleashing another below normal temperature pattern for much of the country, with another following as we close July and enter into August. Check out the look from the European Ensembles…

We will also see additional rounds of showers and storms spread into the mix during this time.

The new run of the European Weeklies show our wet pattern continuing through, at least, Labor Day weekend. Check out the rainfall anomalies…

All that wet weather across the country comes with a cool price. Check out how much of the country averages cooler than normal for the same time period…

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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