A Tropical Connection For Memorial Day Weekend

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a nice little break in the stormy action for the next few days, but that doesn’t look to last into the big Memorial Day Weekend. A stalled front may team up with a possible tropical system in the Gulf to deliver wet weather across the bluegrass state.

Let’s focus on today then roll ahead. The morning starts with leftover showers and storms scooting away from eastern Kentucky…

Lower humidity levels move in this afternoon and evening, with temps running cooler than previous days. Highs should range from the upper 70s to low 80s for many.

We may actually hit the 50s by Thursday morning, with afternoon temps similar to today. Skies will stay partly sunny.

The unofficial kickoff to summer is Memorial Day weekend and everyone is hoping for nice weather. Pools open, backyards fill with the smell of burgers and dogs on the grill, and lakes are generally packed. None of that may be true this weekend as our pattern looks very active.

For a while, I’ve talked about the potential for a tropical system in the Gulf. The National Hurricane Center is highlighting this region for potential development over the next few days…

As that system works across the Gulf, we will be dealing with a front slowing down across the Ohio valley, setting up a pipeline of tropical moisture from the Gulf into Kentucky. That would lead to rounds of showers and storms starting as early as Friday and continuing into the weekend. What happens with the Gulf system? That may get drawn northward and impact our weather…

Again, we don’t have to have a direct impact from the center of that system to get a lot of rain around here.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.


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4 Responses to A Tropical Connection For Memorial Day Weekend

  1. Terry says:

    Not that I am complaining, I think this is one strange May and Spring in particular. We went from near record cold through late April to likely one of top 5 warmest Mays on record statewide with a tropical connection with the pattern about a month earlier than normal. Most of the state is now running an average of 70 degrees plus for the month and on par with a normal June, if not hotter!

  2. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the update. The lower due points and sunny skies are most welcome after yesterdays heavy showers in my county. It is too bad that this drier pattern can’t last into the Memorial Day weekend. Looks like right now that the Indianapolis 500 may have some weather issues for Sunday’s race. Oh well that the way it goes. You can’t always get the weather you wish for. Have a great day everyone.

  3. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. What a strange spring we have had! Too cold to too warm, and definitely wet! Maybe we will get some good breaks from the rain during the weekend so we can still fire up the grill! For now, I will enjoy the beautiful weather of today and tomorrow. Got to go… Kindergarten graduation is starting!

  4. BubbaG says:

    Richmond never really got any storms to have a break from 🙂

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