As expected the drought has deepened across the area following the lack of rain over the past three weeks. Lexington's last measurable rainfall came on August 27th. Even then it was a piddly eight hundredths of an inch. Two-thirds of the Commonwealth is now experiencing a drought. That's up 15% from just last week. With another dry day today we will crack the top 10 for the most consecutive dry days. This stretch will continue through the weekend. It will take a significant weather maker to break up this bone dry set-up. Fortunately there's one on the way as a trough digs in on Monday. It will bring a small rain chance, but at this point we'll take what we can get.
The isolated storm chance will also from some relief from the hot temperatures. Highs will hover in the upper 80s to lower 90s through Sunday. We'll "cool" off to the lower 80s on Monday, which also happens to be the first day of day. High temperatures will run closer to normal through most of next week with highs in the low to mid 80s.