Temperatures: Up then down

More heat before cool for August days.
Posted at 9:51 PM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 21:51:16-04

We are still in the midst of the "dog days of summer." Although the forecast may say otherwise with near-normal and even cooler than normal temperatures as of late. This first full week of August will bring another roller coaster of summertime temperatures. We'll go from heat to seasonal to cool in the matter of five days.

There was some heat this weekend with back-to-back 90-degree highs. Even though it was hot, it actually felt pretty good. That's thanks to the "low" humidity, at least for this time of the year. Dew points Sunday afternoon were running in the mid to upper 50 across the Bluegrass and most of eastern Kentucky. (For southern Kentucky it was muggy.) That's a pretty uncommon feat. Hot and muggy days are staple for late summer. I hate to break it to you but the relatively dry air isn't going to hang on much longer. The humidity will start creeping back in Monday. By mid-week we'll full on be in the muggies.

The transition fromhot and muggy to cool and less humid with be a little bumpy. A cold front will usher in the change in air mass. Things will become unsettled in the form of isolated to scattered storms beginning Wednesday as we make the swap. Not everyone will see a shower or storm but the chance will be there through the back half of the week. The front will clear by the start of the weekend.

From the lower 90s to start the week to near 80° by the the weekend. Another great summer weekend is ahead, and you'll be able to give your AC a break. It's a win-win!