Tracking A Weak Cold Front

  1. Good Sunday, everyone. The weather this weekend has been MUCH better than the week leading up to it, with pleasant temps and low humidity stealing the show. Now comes a weak cold front as we roll into the start of the week ahead. A week that will likely see steamy temps return before storms cut them off at the pass.

Highs today are in the low and middle 80s for many with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will gust up as our weak front drops into the Ohio Valley from the north. This may fire up a line of strong storms to our north, but a few may get into northern Kentucky before the evening is finished.

Here’s what you need for the day…

Scattered showers and storms will be around into Monday as the front straddles the state. You can see that front on the high temp forecast from the NAM…

Alone and behind the front, temps are 80ish. Ahead of it, readings will spike into the middle 80s.

Steamy air returns for the middle and end of next week with the opportunity to push 90 degrees again. Just like last week, the humidity will be the bigger player, making it feel hotter than it is.

Thunderstorms will then start to crash the party from the northwest by the end of the week. The familiar setup of northwest to southeast moving storms will then try to set up into next weekend and early the following week…

The longer range European Ensembles continue to show no shortage of rainfall through the second half of August…

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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6 Responses to Tracking A Weak Cold Front

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, I just got done looking at various weather models, and what is indicated on these models is high pressure systems at the surface and also built into the upper levels along the Ohio River valley, and south and west. The high to our west is bringing lower dew points. With these systems in place, it will deflect any weather systems ( cold fronts ) from entering the state of Kentucky through the next ten days. I don’t see any showers chances till the end of the week, and those chances are low. I also had a look at the tropics, and there is a tropical storm beginning to form in the Caribbean. The last one, a few weeks back dissipated. We will have to watch the current one and see if something forms. Have a Great Sunday everyone, and enjoy the lower dew points.

  2. Mike S says:

    It’s true that Louisville, what I call the heat island capital of the U.S., has failed to reach 90 degrees during the month of July only once in its recordable history dating to the early 1870’s, it was back in 2009. Yet, Lexington’s all-time high temperature of 108 set in 1936 still beats out Louisville’s 107 of that same year.

  3. David in Gtown says:

    Hopefully tonight/Monday doesn’t match last week, where IN/OH had rain all week, the storms died and reformed south of us on Friday. The garden needs a drink after the temps last week.

  4. Virgil says:

    Im itching for another WKYTWxWatchers meeting

  5. corey says:

    What’s everyone thoughts on the upcoming winter? Tony cavalier from wsaz seems to think were set for a pretty harsh winter and he usually isn’t so robust…thoughts?

  6. Schroeder says:

    I have been reading a lot of research on the upcoming Autumn and Winter 2017-18. And it is predicted to be another repeat of last Autumn and Winter. This is due to ENSO neutral and The North Atlantic Oscillation being in the positive phase. This is complicated for me to understand, so many factors are to be taken into consideration. I think I’ll wait for the Old Farmers Almanac’s forecast.

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