Temperatures are starting warmer than yesterday thanks to more cloud coverage over the region. The reason for the increase in clouds is the increase in moisture, which you no doubt felt yesterday. A summer Labor Day Weekend is on tap, with small chances for isolated thundershowers.
The heat is on, both literally and figuratively. The Cats take on Toledo this afternoon at Kroger Field and it will be a good day for some Kentucky football! If you are planning to head out to the game or the tailgate, drink plenty of water as it will be hot, and humid. Very summer-like this Labor Day Weekend. Due to the increase in moisture, and the slow-moving frontal boundary, the weekend will have a small chance for thundershowers each afternoon and evening. Otherwise, it’s hot and partly cloudy. All eyes turn to major Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 4 storm with sustained winds reaching 140 mph. The rapid intensification can be attributed to a low-shear environment and warm sea-surface temperatures. The storm will continue to push westward towards the Florida Peninsula. Latest model trends have Dorian bouncing along the Florida coastline like a tire trying to get back on the road, after sliding off. While this will take the wind impact down for the Florida Coast, rainfall will still be a major player. Areas along South and North Carolina could experience catastrophic flooding, mixed with tropical storm force winds.