Steamy Temps and Scattered Storms Ahead

Good Friday, everyone. Heat and humidity are taking center stage for the coming weekend and it’s a pattern that should stick around for most of your 4th of July week. A few thunderstorms will also join the mix, especially late this weekend into the first half of next week.

Temps today will range from the upper 80s to near 90 for central and eastern Kentucky, to the low 90s in the west. It will be interesting to see if clouds can keep the numbers down just a bit. There’s also the threat for isolated storms, with a greater threat for storms in the west. That’s an area devastated by a cluster of storms last evening.

Here are your radars to track anything that develops…

Humidity levels will be off the charts today, making it feel much hotter than the actual temperature.

Saturday may be the hottest day of the bunch with most areas getting into the low 90s. Heat index values should range from 95-100, with a few spots being a little hotter than that in the west and north. Isolated storms will be possible once again.

A plume of moisture works in here for Sunday, leading to better coverage for showers and storms…

That should knock the heat down some. Any storm that develops could pulse up and become severe and put down torrential rains.

A cold front drops closer to the region on Monday as some moisture continues to push in from the south. That should fire up some additional showers and storms…

As we roll into the4th of July holiday, we stay very steamy, but showers and storms will continue to develop…

The steamy and stormy trend will then continue through late next week into the following weekend…

Cloudbursts are likely with some of the storms over the next week. Shocked? Didn’t think so. 😉

I’ve been talking about how a cooler second half to summer is likely to show up, with some of the medium range models trying to get this started in week two of July…

That may be rushing things just a bit, but you get the idea.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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2 Responses to Steamy Temps and Scattered Storms Ahead

  1. Schroeder says:

    Clouds and showers may keep the temperatures down but the high dew points and relative humidity will keep it in the miserable category.

  2. Schroeder says:

    The GFS weather model is sure pretty to look at, but with their predictions it is very likely this model will not pan out for the second week in July.

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