Summer blast

Cranking up the heat & humidity
Posted at 3:42 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 15:42:21-04

Most of us have been “dealing” with sunny skies and a return of pool weather today. Temperatures moved into the 80s quickly this afternoon and a few spots have been touching the 90s. A few rain showers have moved in from the south for our southern and southeastern counties. These are mostly isolated with a few heavy rain cores. They are also cooling temperatures slightly for areas they sit over.

Summer conditions continue for a few days with a nice ridge of high pressure sitting to our southeast. The position of the high gives us a south-southwesterly wind flow. This change brings plenty of heat and humidity into the Cumberland and Kentucky River Valleys. We will spike temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s each afternoon through midweek. Paired with that will be a sticky feeling to the air as dew points rise into the 70s. We will cool rapidly late week thanks to a wind shift and more cloud coverage. Lower pressure will allow thunderstorm formation Thursday and Friday afternoons. Abundant moisture will be present for Saturday as the leftover moisture from Marco and Laura move in. By the time this system moves in, it will be much weaker. We will see a little wind, but it will be more of a rain system for us. It’s important to note that the storm will no longer be “tropical” when it arrives in Kentucky.