Wishing for a Rainier Pattern to Help With Current Drought

Much of KY is suffering from either Abnormally Dry conditions (level 1 drought) or a Moderate Drought (level 2).  Unfortunately, the much needed rain that our area needs will be hard to find as we wrap up the Summer season.  There could be isolated showers across some areas today due to a weak disturbance that’s crossing the state. It could get caught up near the OH River Tomorrow AM…keeping some spotty showers in the forecast from Louisville to N.KY the 1st half of Friday.  Otherwise, the best chance for measureable rainfall won’t be until Monday (the 1st day of Fall) affiliated with a cold front.  So, as the new Drought Update comes out today…it could show that the drought situation got worse.

As far as temps, the “above average” trend will continue. Highs will reach the Upper 80s today for most cities, and this will be the theme through the weekend as an upper level ridge of High pressure keeps the temps truly Summer-like.  The upper level pattern will break down by Sunday, and a surface cold front will move into our area…bringing rain by Monday (as previously mentioned).  Behind the front, slightly cooler air will move in for a little while…but no major cold snaps are in view.