Good Wednesday and Happy 4th of July. Red, white and blue are the colors of the day as we celebrate our Independence. It looks like mother nature is also in a patriotic mood as she cranks out a few of her own fireworks in the form of scattered thunderstorms. These boomers will go along with another hot and humid day.
The storms of Tuesday were scattered across the state and did deliver a heck of a drink of water to some with a few spots getting more than an inch of rain. We should see more of the same today as the stuff stays fairly scattered for much of Kentucky. We will need to keep an eye on later today into tonight for the potential for a more organized cluster of storms working across the state. Anything that organizes can produce a lot of high winds and heavy rain and that would cause some issues if it cranks.
Highs today will run well into the 90s with 100 possible in the west. The humidity levels will be high and this will make it feel even hotter than it actually is.
The heat continues for the remainder of the week into the start of the weekend. Any areas that get in on a full day of sunshine may make a run at 100 degrees. A few more rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be possible during this time.
The pattern begins breaking down this weekend as the heat heads west and a trough digs in across the eastern half of the country. That should bring an active cold front into the state by Sunday with showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of it. The setup behind it looks like this on the GFS…
That looks much better! Let’s just get it to work out that way. ;)
Let’s get back to tracking the weather of today…
Happy 4th of July and take care.