Good Wednesday, everyone. Today is likely the hottest day of our wimpy summer, so far. Widespread 90 degree temps should be noted across the region, before more storms sweep back in for the next few days. A few of the storms may be strong.
Highs today will generally be near 90 for much of central and eastern Kentucky, with low 90s in the west. Humidity levels will make it feel several degrees warmer and western Kentucky could see some 100 degree heat indices.
The clusters of storms will stay to our north, but we will still need to be on guard for isolated storms going up during the afternoon and evening hours.
Showers and storms will increase on Thursday and carry us into Friday ahead of a cold front moving in. Highs will generally be from 80-85 on Friday. That front moves to our south, giving us a pretty nice Saturday with temps in the low and middle 80s for many.
Another front then shows up for later Sunday into Monday, with another chance for showers and storms. You can see both of these systems on the new version of the GFS…
The models are all trying to get a handle on the pattern for next week. I’m watching the new GFS to see what biases are showing up with the model. It has a cooler look for next week…
While I do think this back and forth pattern does continue a while, it is likely to start skewing warmer than normal for a decent period. I just don’t know when that period actually kicks in.
Enjoy the day and take care.