Temperatures continue to warm nicely this week with a small summer preview. We’re up another 5 degrees, running in the upper 70s. The bits of sunshine may put us into the low 80s before its all said and done. Small isolated showers have been rolling through the region, but have mostly missed the viewing area. Still, a small sprinkle is not uncommon in a pattern such as this.
Summer heat will continue through the middle of the work week thanks to a stout southwesterly wind flow. You can expect Wednesday to be a little warmer and humid, but not overly muggy. Winds will also be ramping up through the day and gusts out of the southwest could reach 40 mph at times. Still, most (if not all) of the day will be dry. A few showers will try to cross the Ohio River in the evening, but the coverage will be minimal. Better chances for rain will come as the week is closing out. An active pattern brings scattered rain and thunderstorms Thursday as temperatures begin to cool. Better chances for rain and storms will be around on Oaks Day, and we’re back to the scattered thunderstorms for Derby. The activity should calm down as we’re wrapping up the weekend, albeit briefly.