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Summer ends hot and dry

Sunday is the last day of summer.
Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 21, 2019

After an unseasonably warm mid-September afternoon, it will turn comfortable with clearing skies tonight. Temperatures will take a dip into the 60s. One more hot and dry day tomorrow. Highs will run in the upper 80s to lower 90s for the final day of summer. Sunday will be the hottest day of the next eight days. The persistent hot and dry pattern is about to shift.

Clouds will increase and the wind will pick up late-day ahead of a cold front that will bring a rain chance (finally!) on Monday. A sharp trough of low pressure will sweep through the western Great Lakes and Midwest tomorrow. Heavy rain is expected from Chicago to Kansas City. This system will be running out of juice by the time it approaches central Kentucky Monday morning. Southern Indiana will have a much better chance for rain than southeastern Kentucky. Showers and storms will be generally spotty as the boundary crosses. Needless to say this won't be a drought quencher, but we'll take any little bit of rain that we can get. There is another small chance for showers on Thursday. Overall the pattern next week will dry and more seasonal with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.