The Hot Weather Pattern Continues

Many areas enjoyed some nice weather this morning as a NE wind ushered in some slightly cooler & drier air.  We started the day with temps in the 60s.  As the day goes on, High pressure will be the main influence on our weather at the surface and in the upper levels of the atmosphere. So, even though a typical cooler NE wind will dominate…the upper level High in place will expose our area to unseasonably hot conditions.  Expect highs to range around 5° – 10° above average this afternoon with temps around 90°.  Since the upper level ridge won’t break down through Saturday, unseasonably hot temps in the upper 80s to 90° can be expected through this weekend.  This same upper level High will also help in hindering widespread rain development.  

Yet, spotty late day showers are possible across SE KY (near Jackson & London) affiliated with a weak surface trough (or disturbance).  This same weak disturbance will shift west across the state towards Louisville and N. KY for Thursday, and spotty/stray showers can’t be ruled out because of it.  No healthy rainfall is expected until possibly late Sunday into Monday as a stronger cold front moves in…let’s keep our fingers crossed.  Behind the front, it may trend a little cooler…we’ll keep you posted. 

**Fall officially begins on Monday at 3:50AM EDT.**