It’s another day of steamy temps and scattered storms across the bluegrass state as we get set to track some changes by the weekend. That’s when a strong cold front rolls in here and slows down at the same time a tropical system heads toward the eastern Gulf. That system has a shot to impact our weather by early next week.
Temps today range from the middle 80s to middle 90s, but the humidity will make it feel MUCH higher than that. Triple digit head index numbers will show up in the west.
The threat for a few clusters of storms will also be with us, especially in central and eastern Kentucky. Storms are likely rolling from northwest to southeast and may contain gusty winds and torrential rains.
Storms aren’t as prominent on Thursday and that allows for a very toasty day for the entire state. With humidity levels way up there, it will be a day to slow down if you have to be outside for an extended period of time.
Those toasty temps carry us into Friday as winds gust up ahead of a cold front. That front drops in by Friday night and should bring strong storms with it into early Saturday.
That front slows down and keeps storm chances going through the weekend. It’s slowing down because of what will be moving into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. Our tropical system will continue to increase during this time.
Deep tropical moisture is likely to stream well out ahead of Fred and this can produce showers and storms around here early next week. That kind of setup can lead to torrential rainfall with or without a direct impact from the storm.