Good Saturday everyone and welcome to the weekend. We are sweating through the second hottest period on record for much of Kentucky. This history making run of heat is about to come to an end after today and that end may launch an outbreak of severe weather later Sunday. All of this is part of a big transition toward a more normal and wetter pattern for next week.
So many record high temps have fallen over the past few weeks that I can’t keep up with every single one of them. Today will be another day with records galore across Kentucky with many thermometer readings between 100 and 110. Ouch. Throw the high humidity levels into the mix and you get a “feels like” temperature around 110 or a little higher for some. This is a dangerous day to be outdoors for an extended period of time. Please take it easy if you have to be outside.
I can’t rule out an isolated storm or two going up today. The main storm action will likely arrive Sunday afternoon and evening ahead of a strong cold front. This front will swing in here from the northwest and this bad boy should fire up a nasty round of thunderstorms. Damaging winds look to be the main threat and this is a situation we will need to keep a very close eye on.
The front should put the brakes on across the Tennessee Valley and this would keep the threat for showers and storms going into the middle of next week. This setup could mean a lot of much needed rains for the bluegrass state. Many of the forecast models bring a good soaking to much of the lower Ohio Valley into the Tennessee Valley next week and the week after. But, it’s all about exactly where this front stalls out at. Got your lucky rabbit’s foot out?
The temps early next week will drop BIG TIME. Highs may hang in the 80s for several days.
Here’s your Saturday round of weather trackers…
Have a great Saturday and take care.