Good Sunday, folks. We continue to deal with an amazing brand of air taking up residence across the bluegrass state. This much cooler than normal pattern carries over into the first few days of June, but steamy temps and stormy skies look to surge back in by the middle of the week ahead.

Temps out there today are into the upper 60s and low 70s with low humidity and plenty of sunshine. That’s one heck of a way to wrap up the month of May.

June starts with temps in the 40s for many and finishes with the pleasant 70s. From there, summer surges in from the southwest and brings temps back into the 80s by Tuesday in the west and near 80 east. Wednesday looks very steamy as temps make a run at 90, especially in the west. Humidity levels also increase, adding to the steam factor.

A cold front drops in later Thursday and Friday and brings storms back in here. This may set us up with a ring of fire pattern with thunderstorm clusters working along the edge of a big heat ridge to our west and southwest…

That could make for some very active times around here in terms of storm clusters.

I still suspect the Gulf of Mexico has something to say about the evolution of the overall pattern next weekend into early the following week. A tropical system may form down there and it’s something we are seeing on some of the forecast models…



We will have  to wait and see how this whole tropical scenario plays out, but the Gulf may be active this summer.

There are indications the first week and change of June can get awfully darn warm around here!!

Have a great Sunday and take care.