Normally we would be talking about heat waves or drought in late July. At least, that seems to happen more often than not this time of the year.
Instead, we are still enjoying a rainfall surplus and currently a cooler than normal pattern.
How do things trend down the road?
Well...more of the same it appears.
There will be a series of fronts that will either attempt or actually push all the way through over the next 7-10 days. This will keep any heat wave at bay and rain chances above normal.
Here is how they look to time out:
Current one: Now to our east. There is actually a secondary low with this one showing up near Lexington right now. By far, the highest rain chance (and heaviest) will take place in that zone along I-75 to our east. There is another weak area west of I-65 that some showers are expected to develop along. In general, there will be many of you that will remain dry compared to the past few days. Just not all of you...so keep that WAVE 3 Weather App handy if you have outdoor plans as it will alert you if lightning or anything heavy develops close-by.
Next wave: moves in from the west on Wednesday.
The models still vary just how much rain this little guy can produce, but I do think we could get some downpours/thunderstorms from it Wed PM. Especially over Kentucky. The plan right now is to keep rain chances in for this feature, but keep them low. We will track it.
The hot day of the week/cold front: The heat looks to build to around 90 degrees or so Thursday with a cold front by that night or early Friday
The timing of that front will determine which period to put the rain chance. For now, it is focused on Thursday night and pre-dawn Friday. But there are some signals lingering this chance into early afternoon Friday...especially over Kentucky. I would expect more fine-tuning with this one.
Sunday front: We will get to enjoy some less humid air Friday evening into Saturday. The clouds will roll back in Sunday with a warm front. Showers and thunderstorms will also increase. This system could really take its sweet time pushing through and could linger into mid-next week. As far as the severe potential, that remains unclear this far out. I can say there will be some wind energy with it. So that alone would mean we need to watch it. The harder part is knowing if we will have enough fuel for a more significant issue in terms of severe thunderstorms. No one can answer that yet. Just know it is being watched carefully.
Enjoy the cool-er weather and Make it a Goode Morning!