Good Sunday everyone and welcome to the beginning of a much cooler weather pattern across Kentucky. This pattern is likely to get started off with a round or two of strong and severe storms today into tonight. All of this happens as a strong cold front moves through the state and kicks the extreme heat well to our west for the upcoming week.
The record setting heat wave is something that will go down in Kentucky weather history. For many cities, this heat wave can only be topped by the absurd heat that occurred back in the summer of 1936. You have just survived the most extreme period of heat in a generation!
Temps today will head back into the mid and upper 90s across the northern half of the state as the south tries to make another run at 100 before thunderstorms get going. Once the storm fire up… look out. Damaging winds and large hail may become a big problem this afternoon into this evening. These storms may also contain torrential rains that can cause local flash flooding problems.
Rounds of showers and storms will carry us into Monday as our cold front slowly stalls out just to our south. It should stay close enough to keep some scattered stuff going into the middle of the week. Look at the gorgeous rain numbers from the NAM:
That shows widespread 1″-2″ of water over the next few days. Locally higher amounts in thunderstorms will be possible. I know, I know… you will believe it when you see it.
Another round of much needed showers and storms is likely to fire up by the end of the week into next weekend as our pattern continue to take on a much more active and wetter look over the next few weeks.
Temps for the week ahead will come WAY down as many area see highs in the 80s.
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Have a great Sunday and take care.