Feels great outside!

Drier air and small rain chances
Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 23:34:01-04

It has been a wonderful day for being outside thanks to the drop in humidity. Temperatures have been taking their time rising through the 70s today. Most locations will stay in the 70s while others cross into the low 80s. Dew point temperatures are in the upper 50s for the Bluegrass and the low 60s for everyone else. A comfortable air mass remains in place.

The MaxTrack will only feature a few small showers or thunderstorms through the evening and most will be on the other side of the state line with Virginia or Tennessee. The wave of low pressure that moves across Kentucky yesterday has stalled to our southeast. This means we have a small chance for thundershowers each afternoon, but only for a few counties near the two states mentioned previously. Otherwise, it’s mostly to partly sunny skies with a warm, but comfortable feeling. We will warm a little more tomorrow, but humidity stays manageable. Moving into the weekend, better chances for rain and thunderstorms will set up, as the original wave moves back into Kentucky. Heavy downpours, frequent lightning, and strong wind gusts possible at times.