Good Thursday everybody. Wednesday was beyond fabulous and today looks pretty darn good in its own right. The weekend is a different story as we get set to spike the temps and humidity levels across the bluegrass state. The period from this weekend into early next week will bring a serious case of the muggies our way.
The good part of the weather program is what we have going on today. Highs from 80-85 will be rather common under mainly sunny skies. The day as a whole should average out below normal, thanks to a cool start.
Friday will be when we start to feel the muggy air. Highs will be well into the 80s as our humidity levels start to inch up. Temps and humidity levels will then take off by Saturday into Sunday. Mid and upper 80s will be common with a 90 or two in the west. Lows may stay around 70 or above from Sunday into early next week.
The increase in juice is likely to lead to a few thunderstorms trying to go up in the afternoon hours. The GFS shows this possibility…
We will take whatever drops we can get at this point. There is a little better potential for some storms late Sunday into Monday.
The models toward the end of next week into the following week continue to suggest a much different looking pattern taking shape. How it all plays out remains to be seen, but cooler and wetter may be in the cards. Check out the GFS 500mb plots…
That blocky pattern isn’t one you normally see across North America in the summertime. But, if it means cooler and wetter… I’m all in.
Have a great Thursday and take care.