Good Wednesday everyone. The heat is kicking into high gear out there today and that’s a sign of things to come as we roll into Kentucky Derby weekend. Temperatures will be more typical of what we would see during the summer months than the first week of May. This is also a pattern ripe for occasional rounds of thunderstorms.
In the short-term… the heat is on. Readings today will soar into the middle and upper 80s across the state. There will be a slight chance for a thunderstorm or two.
Those hot temps will hang tough into Thursday and right on into Kentucky Oaks Friday and Kentucky Derby Saturday. Any one area can flirt with 90 degrees on any given day. Weren’t we just talking about freezing temps last week?
The pattern we’re is one that should produce plenty of thunderstorm action. Look at the GFS rainfall forecast through the coming weekend…
April was a fairly quiet severe weather month so May looks to try to make up for lost time.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.