And just like that, summer is back. It has gotten warm and humid in a hurry today. We also finally broke through the pesky clouds. Sunshine and the summer-like conditions will be sticking around for a little while. We are tracking a mostly dry and warm days with highs in the mid 80s through the weekend.
Hurricane Florence will halt this stretch. But before Florence impacts the Bluegrass, it will make landfall across coastal North Carolina Friday morning. The storm has been weakening and slowing down as it approaches the coast. This doesn’t mean that threats are diminishing. The size and speed of Florence could actually worsen the storm surge and flooding for the coastal Carolinas. After jogging across midlands and piedmont of South Carolina, Florence will turn north. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center takes the storm through eastern Kentucky on Monday. But rain will start moving into southeastern counties as early as Sunday afternoon. More widespread rain can be expected out east, while amounts and coverage will drop off over the Bluegrass.