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Storms Bring *Brief* Relief

Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 14:15:44-04

Ready for a little relief from the heat and swampy air? We’re in luck, but it will come at a price as a weak cold front tracks our way this afternoon.


We already started to see some changes with a round of showers and storms as a cold front dropped in. This boundary will put the brakes on as it approaches the Bluegrass. Another round of scattered showers and storms will develop during the second half of the day along and out ahead of the front. Southeast Kentucky will see the best coverage of storms.

Now where’s the relief? We have already felt the effects on the temperature side of things. Highs will be held to low and mid 80s. The weak front will also wipe away *some* of the oppressive humidity.

The boundary won’t budge much by tomorrow afternoon. In fact, it will try and come back north as a warm front . The combination of a somewhat mobile boundary and daytime heating will fuel more scattered storms. Some storms may feature torrential downpours. Activity will fizzle as the sun sets.

The break from the heat and swampy air will be brief. We are tracking a very summery Labor Day weekend with highs jumping back into the upper 80s and low 90s. An isolated storm chance will hang on into Saturday. There will still be plenty of time to enjoy summer through the entire long holiday weekend.