Storms before the return of summer

Heat and humidity back this week
Posted at 7:33 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 07:33:16-04

It’s a mostly quiet morning with nothing on the MaxTrack as the activity from yesterday’s storms has waned. We have a few light showers making their way into Kentucky via the Cumberland Gap. Otherwise, there is likely a bit of drizzle with some of the fog outside. Except for that, roads should be fine, but keep in mind visibility may drop rapidly.

Some areas were spared from rain yesterday, while other spots had rounds of heavy rain. Scattered storms lined up very similarly to Friday’s rounds which brough a couple of days of decent rain chances. Today, we’re expecting another round of thunderstorms, but not necessarily over the same locations. The usual suspects will be present with heavy rain, lightning, and a few gusty winds. Showers will dissipate out overnight and cloud coverage will decrease through the day Monday. This will be due to high pressure making a stand from the southeast. This high pressure will keep us mostly free from rain for the beginning and middle of the week while also providing sunshine. It will also bring back the heaty and humidity. Since the high pressure sits southeast of Kentucky, clockwise airflow will bring our winds out of the southwest. Temperatures will rise into the upper 80s and low 90s pretty quickly. Humidity returns quickly as well. Next best chances for rain will be at the end of the week.