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Incoming warm up could last a while

Kentucky could stay above average through Memorial Day
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Posted at 11:13 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 08:03:29-04

We’ve been slowly getting through the early part of May. Things seemed promising with a few days in the upper 70s before the bottom dropped out. Temperatures plummeted with several cold fronts that allowed temperatures to fall to below average and stay put.

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Now, we’re seeing an opposite effect. As in life, atmospheric science tends to seek a balance. We’re seeing the opposite end of the spectrum at the end of the week and will see that pattern for some time. Basically, moving from a winter pattern straight to a summer pattern.

We’ll begin to see a warm up late week thanks to a southerly wind flow and the Jetstream moving north towards the U.S./Canada border. This will allow warm air to infiltrate the Plains, Deep South, Midwest, Atlantic Coast, and the Northeast.

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The Climate Prediction Center has released their 8-14 day temperature outlook and it has Kentucky under an 80% chance for above average temperatures through that one to two week stretch. Meaning that it’s a pretty good chance that we’ll have above average temperatures through Memorial Day Weekend.

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Hooray for warmer weather!