Some Rain, Cooler Air Coming

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Rain chances go up today and again on Sunday but it won't be enough rain to help the deficit of almost 4.5 inches.
Rain chances go up today and again on Sunday but it won’t be enough rain to help the deficit of almost 4.5 inches.
Temperatures will cool down for Thursday, then heat back up for the weekend before a bigger shot of cooler air arrives Tuesday.
Temperatures will cool down for Thursday, then heat back up for the weekend before a bigger shot of cooler air arrives Tuesday.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Warm and humid.
6am: Mostly Clear 73°
8am: Mostly Clear 78°
10am: Partly Cloudy 86°

RAIN MOVES IN:
It’s feeling more like July again thanks to higher temperatures and humidity levels. The heat stays with us today before a cold front dives in from the northwest by evening. This could set off a round of showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon and evening. Organized severe weather is not anticipated, but a couple of storms could be quite strong with gusty winds and locally heavy downpours. Highs will top out in the low 90s with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.

LATE WEEK COOLDOWN:
We’ll get a taste of cooler, less humid air Thursday into Friday. Afternoon readings will reach the lower 80s Thursday with mid 80s Friday under mostly sunny skies both days. You’ll be able to turn off the A/C’s and open up the windows Thursday night, as lows drop into the comfy upper 50s!

ANOTHER WARMUP, THEN ANOTHER COOLDOWN:
Readings climb back into the 90s Saturday before our next cold front arrives late in the weekend. We’ll stand chances for scattered showers and storms both weekend days with a small chance for rain lingering into Monday. Another shot of unseasonably cool, less humid air arrives early next week.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Scattered Afternoon T/Storms…High 92, winds SW-7
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

TONIGHT:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 67, winds N-5
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

THURSDAY:
Partly Sunny, Cooler and Less Humid…High 82, winds N-7

More Shots of Cooler Air Coming

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Another shot of unseasonably cool air will arrive early next week which will bring temperatures in the Mid South down 20° below average!
Another shot of unseasonably cool air will arrive early next week which will bring temperatures in the Mid South down 20° below average!

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and mild with patchy fog possible.
6am: Mostly Clear 71°
8am: Mostly Clear 76°
10am: Mostly Sunny 84°

SEASONABLY HOT…
The heat and humidity has returned to south central Kentucky. Temps will be in the low 90s today with “feels like” temps in the upper 90s at times. Stay hydrated if outdoors for an extended period of time. Rain chances look slim other than a pop-up shower/storm with daytime heat and humidity as a ridge of high pressure stretches across the region. Wednesday will be very hot and humid as well before a cold front brings temps down for the latter half of the week.

…THEN UNSEASONABLY COOL
A cold front slides through the region Wednesday afternoon bringing a chance of showers and storms. There is a possibility of some strong storms with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Scattered showers and storms likely Wednesday night into Thursday. Temps take an unseasonably cool dip into the low to mid 80s before more rain chances come our way for the weekend.

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TODAY:
Hazy and Humid, Afternoon Showers Possible…High 93, winds S-4
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy with Areas of Patchy Fog…Low 71, winds Calm

WEDNESDAY:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…High 92, winds NW-6
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

Summer Heat Returns

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with a few areas of patchy fog possible.
6am: Mainly Clear 67°
8am: Mainly Clear 73°
10am: Mostly Sunny 81°

JULY RETURNS:
After two consecutive days of record cool July temps in low 70s, we were closer to seasonable readings Sunday. The heat and humidity builds as we start a new week. Temps will be in the low 90s for the first half of the work week with Tuesday being the warmest as heat index values reach near triple digits. Rain chances look slim other than a pop-up shower/storm with daytime heat and humidity as a ridge of high pressure stretches across region.

MID-WEEK CHANGES:
A cold front slides in Wednesday bringing a chance of showers and storms. There is a possibility of some strong storms with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. The rain chance could linger to finish out the week on Friday as the front slides south. This will be followed by another big drop in temperatures into the low to mid 80s Thursday and Friday. A few showers are possible for the upcoming weekend with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Warm and Humid…High 90, winds NE-5

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy, Patchy Fog Possible…Low 70, winds Calm

TUESDAY:
Hot and Humid, An Afternoon Shower Possible…High 93, winds S-4
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

The Weekend Scattered with Rain Chances

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Cloudy with a chance of light rain – especially near the Tennessee border.
6am: Cloudy, Light Rain 65°
8am: Cloudy, Rain Showers 68°
10am: Cloudy, Rain Showers 72°

SOME RAIN CHANCES:
After three straight days of gorgeous weather, the approach of a storm system from the Southern Plains means a change for today. We’ll see a chance for some light rain this morning and thunderstorms by late afternoon – especially near the Tennessee border. Rain chances continue this evening as the system gets closer. Highs will stay well below seasonal averages, topping out around 80. Milder lows in the lower 60s can be expected tonight.

UNSETTLED WEEKEND:
We will stand chances for at least some scattered showers and thunderstorms both weekend days. Saturday holds the overall better chance of rain, with a little more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures anticipated Sunday. Highs climb from near 80 Saturday into the mid 80s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK:
We will see a transition back to a more typical July pattern by Monday, with very warm and humid conditions next week. Each day will feature partial sunshine along with a small chance for mainly afternoon thundershowers. Highs slowly warm to near 90 by midweek, with lows in the muggy upper 60s to near 70.

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TODAY:
Occasional Light Rain, Afternoon T/Storms…High 80, winds SE-6
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 63, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.05″

SATURDAY:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…High 80, Low 66, winds SE-7
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.15″

SUNDAY:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…High 84, Low 68, winds S-6
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.03″

A Gradually Warmer, More Unsettled Weekend Ahead

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Precipitation forecast shows heaviest rains in the southern Plains and lower Mississippi River Valley with a few showers over Southern Kentucky through the period.
Precipitation forecast shows heaviest rains in the southern Plains and lower Mississippi River Valley with a few showers over Southern Kentucky through the period.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mostly clear and quite cool.
6am: Mostly Clear 57°
8am: Mostly Clear 63°
10am: Mostly Sunny 73°

A PLEASANT THURSDAY:
Our run of pleasant and unseasonably cool temperatures continues! A cool start in the 50s will followed by another day filled with sunshine and just a few afternoon clouds. Highs will warm a bit into the lower 80s this afternoon. A few more clouds move in tonight, but we stay dry with lows dropping into the upper 50s.

TURNING UNSETTLED:
A slow-moving storm system closes in on the area by late Friday. This sends more clouds our way along with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm by Friday evening. Better rain chances are up for the weekend, with locally heavy rainfall possible in the strongest storms. Highs will warm slowly from the lower 80s Friday to the mid 80s Sunday, with warmer overnight lows expected.

NEXT WEEK:
We will see a transition back to a more typical July pattern by Monday, with very warm and humid conditions next week. Each day will feature partial sunshine along with a small chance for mainly afternoon thundershowers. Highs slowly warm to near 90 by midweek, with lows in the muggy upper 60s to near 70.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny and Pleasant…High 82, winds NE-5

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy and Milder…Low 59, winds Calm

FRIDAY:
Partly Sunny, Chance of an Afternoon Shower…High 80, winds SE-6
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.03″

Record Lows May Be Threatened Tonight!

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and unseasonably cool.
6am: Clear 58°
8am: Clear 62°
10am: Sunny 70°

STILL UNSEASONABLY COOL:
Below normal temperatures and pleasant weather will rule for the next couple of days! Expect more sunshine today with near record cool highs only in the upper 70s. Another clear, comfortable night will be followed by mostly sunny skies Thursday. We’ll see a slight warmup as we go back into the lower 80s Thursday afternoon, but humidities will stay quite low…especially for this time of year.

WEEKEND RAIN CHANCE:
A warm front edges into the region Friday into Saturday with chances for scattered showers and storms. Temperatures remain unseasonably cool to end the week before a warming trend kicks in over the weekend. Highs by Sunday will be back to near mid-July norms in the upper 80s. We’ll be back to near 90 next Tuesday.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny and Pleasant…High 79, winds NW-5

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear, Unseasonably Cool…Low 55, winds Calm

THURSDAY:
Mostly Sunny, A Little Warmer…High 82, winds NE-5

Strong Storms, Heavy Rain and a Big Cooldown!

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A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today across the WBKO viewing area as a cold front moves southward.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today across the WBKO viewing area as a cold front moves southward.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Showers and thunderstorms will increase, some with heavy rain.
6am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 78°
8am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 77°
10am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 80°

A STORMY START:
A cold front is forecast to sweep through the region as we start the new week. This will bring some much needed rain but also a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather across the entire region. Some storms could be strong to severe this afternoon/evening with damaging wind, localized flooding, and large hail the main threats.

OCTOBER IN JULY?
The cold front will be followed by an Arctic high pressure that will take over starting Tuesday. Unseasonably cooler, drier air will cover the Ohio Valley for the rest of the work week with highs 10-15 degrees cooler than average! Lots of sunshine will prevail through Thursday until a new system brings a chance of a shower popping up at some point during the course of the upcoming weekend.

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TODAY :
Showers and Thunderstorms…High 88, winds W-8
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.75″

TONIGHT:
Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 67, winds NW-8
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

TUESDAY :
Mostly Sunny, Cooler and Less Humid…High 79, winds NW-9