Good Monday and welcome to the last work week of August. The title of the blog gives us the unlikely trio of heat, storms and winter to talk about in this post. That’s a heck of a combo and one that is sure to bring a little bit of spice to the day. Buckle up… here we go.
Temps this week will be among the hottest of the summer across Kentucky and much of the region. Highs today will reach the upper 80s in the east and low 90s in the west. Isolated storms will try to pop during the afternoon hours.
Tuesday looks similar as we tack on a degree or two to your back porch thermometer.
It’s once we get into Wednesday that we will really have to watch the north and northwestern sky for a few rounds of thunderstorms working in here…
Those storms could be strong and put down some heavy downpours as they blow through here. The threat for boomers will play a big impact on temps from the middle and end of the week. Areas that get more clouds or some storm action will struggle into the middle 80s. Those with sun will see 90 or better. Sometimes it’s that simple.
The threat for isolated storms will continue into the upcoming Labor Day Weekend with temps in the upper 80s and low 90s.
The hot pattern begins to break down next week and is likely to be replaced by a much cooler that takes us into the middle of the month.
I keep watching the analog years the GFS Ensembles are picking up on as being similar for this time of year. Take a look at the top 3 on the list…
1976, 1993 and 1967 have been showing up a lot lately. Those 3 went on to give us lows in the 30s at the end of September. The following winters were very cold and snowy. Of course, that doesn’t mean things will play out exactly the same way as those years.
The Farmers’ Almanac thinks the analog years are onto something…
As always… we shall see.
Make it a great Monday and take care.