The storm that was a powerful category 4 hurricane named Laura is now only a shell of its former self. Wind gusts are weak (by tropical standards) and we’ve certainly had more rain fall from past non-tropical systems. This is good news; especially considering that we could’ve had much more. Still, the remnants of Laura are moving out as widespread light to heavy rain.
What’s left of tropical Laura is moving out of Kentucky early this morning. Since arriving there have been no reports of wind damage or flooding in our forecast area. There was some storm damage in Western Kentucky when Laura was a little stronger. Now, we will get back to a late-summer pattern. Temperatures will have a chance to rebound into the low 80s this afternoon thanks to some thinning of the clouds after a cold front. The front will push through this afternoon and a few scattered thunderstorms will be a result. Don’t expect much from them other than some heavy rain and a few strong wind gusts. One or two of the storms may push severe limits with wind gusts, but it is important to note that this will NOT be due to the tropical system, which will have moved on by then. We keep active weather going for most of the upcoming week. A few cold fronts will slide through brining stormy days. It will also usher in a much cooler feeling forecast as we hike into September.