Certainly was a foggy/hazy start to the day. We are at least on the upward trend on improving our weather setup the next few days.
It will remain humid at times and the thunderstorm risk never will fade away completely. But it will become more of what we'd expect in the summer...typical afternoon pop-up downpours and thunderstorms.
Once we move into the weekend, the added fuel of pushing temperatures to around 90° will allow any of those "pop-ups" to produce brief damaging winds and very heavy rain. Those should be isolated/localized, however.
Next week is catching my eye as we have a cold front moving into this hot/humid bubble by Tuesday. With some decent wind aloft, this is already showing signs of a strong thunderstorm setup. The video will explain that in more detail, but it does appear our return to the 90 degree heat will be short-lived.
Make it a Goode Morning!!
Now a special note from Chief Meteorologist Kevin Harned:________________________________________________
Meet Andria Myers from Shelbyville, KY who has been interning with us over the summer. She will soon head back west to resume her studies at The University of Oklahoma where she's pursuing a degree in meteorology. One of her projects over the past few weeks has been to create a video series that will help each visitor to our blog understand the weather a little better. Check back over the next several days for her installment of Weather 101.
Weather 101 Schedule
8/2/18 - Video 2 – Basics of atmospheric motion, stability & instability, atmospheric force balances, convergence & divergence & wind shear.
8/3/18 - Video 3 – Basics of thunderstorms, common cloud types, life cycle of thunderstorm, raindrop charge separation, hail, tornado ingredients & shear.
8/6/18 - Video 4 – Basics of forecasting, weather models & soundings.
8/7/18 - Video 5 – Basics of winter storms, precipitation types & lake effect snow.
8/8/18 - Video 6 – Expand severe weather concepts, downbursts, gust fronts, scud clouds, etc. & air masses.
8/9/18 Video 7 – Basics of tropical weather, sea breeze, storm types, what makes a hurricane, formation & life cycle.
Many thanks to Andria's contribution to our team. We look forward to following her career in the years to come.