July Starts With A Few Boomers

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s the first day of July and the 7th month of the year is off and running with more rounds of showers and storms. This is falling on ground that is waterlogged in many areas, leading to another flash flood risk today.

As we get into the all important 4th of July holiday weekend, temps and humidity levels take off, but the chance for a storm may return. I’ll get into that in a bit.

Let’s start with today. It’s very similar to the weather from the past few days. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will show up across the state and these will drop a lot of water in a short amount of time. That may easily cause additional flash flood issues to develop. This looks fairly localized. Outside of the action, temps are steamy and deep into the 80s.

Thursday finds mainly dry weather FINALLY pushing into the bluegrass state. This kicks off a very toasty setup through the 4th of July weekend. Highs this weekend range from the middle 80s to low 90s with humidity making it feel hotter than that.

There’s still the threat for a storm or two going up and the GFS is picking up on this into early next week…

Now that we are into the month of July, we can start looking at toward the late summer and fall pattern to see how things are shaping up. That’s what we will be doing in the coming days and weeks. We are also getting closer to the brand new Kentucky Weather Center, too!

As always, I leave you with your tracking toys for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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15 Responses to July Starts With A Few Boomers

  1. Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

    Steam will be the main theme this weekend.

  2. Sabertooth52 says:

    My yard in Lexington is cracking while not too far away they’ve had more rain than desired!

  3. Schroeder says:

    According to the Kentucky Mesonet in Taylor county we received 0.40 inches of rain in the last forty eight hours, but up to my north flooding is going on. Hopefully, the worse of the rain is behind us. The good news is that the forecast in my county for Independence Day is for sunny skies and no rain with highs in the upper eighties. I hope this holds true this time.

  4. John says:

    On Monday morning, you forcasted flooding and 4-5 inches of rain for the London/Corbin area through Wednesday. We got NONE!!!!! How could you miss the forecast any worse. I would be totally ashamed. However, you or WKYT doesn’t seem bothered by your pitiful ability to do your job. This happens weekly. The viewing public deserves better.

    • DeDe says:

      Go somewhere else! We don’t allow haters here! Chris does an awesome job as well as WKYT, you act like they should apologize because you did not get rain! Your not owed anything!

    • David in Gtown says:

      This is rather harsh as this system has been hit and miss. I woke up to a flood advisory in Scott County this morning-it never rained a drop overnight at my home and have seen less than 1/4 inch of rain from the entire system. As another stated above, ground is also cracked here in SW Georgetown due to lack of water. With the heat moving in and dry ground, the temps are about to take off. Chris can give a forecast, but KY weather is fickle. There probably was 4-5 inches of rain in your region somewhere, just not exactly in your backyard.

    • 540 line says:

      No reason for the animosity.

      As I’ve said many times before,
      I have lived in many states and
      I prefer Chris Bailey to all the other
      weather forecasters.

      I have learned more weather on this site
      Than anywhere else in my long life.

      Weather in this part of the United States is tough to call in the best of circumstances – given that – Chris Bailey is very very good and the most accurate.

      I hope all of you have a good day.

  5. Schroeder says:

    I remember back in the seventies there was a meteorologist who could predict the upcoming Autumn and winter by what changes occur in the atmosphere in the month of August. Chris, I hope that your new and improved Kentucky Weather Center is secure and I wish you luck on that my friend.

  6. Mark says:

    Southeast Louisville / Jefferson County received 7.35” inches of rain Sunday and Monday with a lot of flash-flooding. I’d say the forecast worked out perfectly. Sadly, in these types of setups, some locations will miss out on the rain and that’s pretty much what happened. That’s also impossible to forecast for both human and computer model.

    • Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

      Btw I live in Hikes Point. I received buckets full of rain.
      I am surprise to hear the southwest side of Jeff. Co. received that amount of rainfall.
      Because the radar returns did not look that impressive on your side of town.

  7. Schroeder says:

    John, It’s location-location-location when it comes to weather events especially here in the Ohio Valley.

  8. BubbaG says:

    LOL, please do not spend too much time with a winter outlook. The data has not given you much to work with, resulting in several misses in a row 😉 I agreed with your outlooks, FWIW.

    Fun thing would be is why lately is the model data apparently trash?

    The good news is the polar caps are all frozen up (just as they do every 50 to 70 years as a cycle). Notice no news or doom lately and when the media does mention it, they us a few year old pictures and video in the reports 😉

    • Mark says:

      Not sure where you get your info from but arctic sea ice is currently running below normal for this time of year.

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