High pressure in control

Heat and humidity with a lack of rain
Posted at 2:37 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 19:01:51-04

The early and middle part of this week will be dealing with a noticeable lack of precipitation. Heat and humidity are already in place and it feels like mid-summer outside. Temperatures will top in the upper 80s and low 90s this afternoon and heat indices are nearing 100 degrees. Nothing is showing up on the MaxTrack.

A complex of strong to severe storms will be diving south this afternoon from the Greats Lakes. This complex will wash out as it arrives in our northeastern counties so the chance for any significant storm activity is low. Still, this will be the only real chance for precipitation we get today. A few isolated to scattered showers are possible with an embedded storm. This activity will slide along the Ohio River between Bracken and Greenup Counties and slide southeast into West Virginia shortly after. Timing will be in the early to middle afternoon hours. A few storms may reach the Bluegrass. The line is expected to wash out completely before it reaches the Hal Rogers Parkway. Wednesday brings a smaller chance for precipitation with a partly cloudy afternoon. Thursday will be our next best chance for rain and thunderstorms as another wave moves through. Expect afternoon thunderstorms Thursday and Friday. The remnants of Laura and Marco will move into Kentucky around Saturday morning. Heavy and persistent rain is possible along with breezy conditions.