We’re tracking plenty of heat and humidity and storms to go along with it. Storms are scattered to isolated in coverage today, but a diving wave will eventually ramp up chances for most of South Central and Southeastern Kentucky. Heavy rain, wind, and some lightning are the main concerns as of now. Otherwise, it’s a cloudy and humid afternoon with temperatures sitting in the mid to upper 70s or reaching the upper 80s/low 90s where clouds are not as abundant.
The lack of cloud coverage in the southern half of the state today will lead to better development of storms. Maximum heating will allow storms to build as the wave drops south. Rain is not completely finished for the Bluegrass and northern counties, but storm development will be limited due to abundant cloud coverage. Still, expect scattered storms tonight that can produce damaging wind gusts along with torrential rain and some lightning. Small to moderate hail is also a possibility. As the heating decreases overnight, so does the storm threat and coverage. Storms continue through the day tomorrow with another wave and a combination of heat and moisture. This pattern continues through the next few days. Thursday will have less coverage for activity and then high pressure looks to move storms out by the end of the work week.