Remains Hot / A Threat for Severe Storms Later

Another unseasonably hot day is on deck with highs in the Mid 90s and heat indices back around 100°.  Thankfully, after today, this high heat will be replaced with temps closer to average…but at the expense of more rain.  Most of today looks dry, but after 4PM, we’ll be monitoring another storm complex that will move into Western KY around the afternoon drive timeStorms have the potential to have damaging wind gusts; so, have ways of getting severe weather alerts.  Otherwise, the complex should weaken as it moves east/southeast…but it could impact areas from Louisville to Bowling Green between 7PM and 10PM. Areas east of I-65 may not be impacted too much by this latest storm complex…but stay weather aware just in case.   

Thursday into a Friday, a slow moving cold front will gradually move across our state. Therefore, both days bring the threat for scattered showers/storms. It’ll be cooler with Upper 80s on Thursday and low-mid 80s by Friday.  Rainfall estimates over the 2 days could range from near 1″ to possibly up to 2″ (west of I-65).  

The weekend forecast may change a bit over the next day or so.  The latest forecast model guidance data wants to trend towards a “soggier” weekend affiliated with a broad area of low pressure. However, the confidence is low on that as of today… so stay tuned as we gradually trend up or down on rain chances over the next 24-48 hours.   For now, we’ll just keep an isolated chance for showers/storms in the weekend forecast with highs in the lower 80s.