Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WEDNESDAY PM/EVENING
A FEW STRONG STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS
RAIN AND STORMS LIKELY THURSDAY, COULD BE HEAVY
LOWER RAIN CHANCES BY THE WEEKEND
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of a shower. Patchy fog. Lows 62-67. Winds light.
Wednesday: Mix of clouds and sun. Hot and humid with scattered afternoon storms. Highs 85-91. Winds west 10 mph or less.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers possible. Lows 62-67. Light wind.
Thursday: Rain and thunderstorms becoming likely. Breezy at times and humid. Highs 78-84. Southwest wind 5-20 mph.
The heat is here to stay, but now the typical summer-time humidity is back. A cold front has been moving ever so slowly towards the area, with little to no push to help it along the way. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around Wednesday afternoon/evening. A few strong storms are possible with heavy rainfall, gusty winds, small hail, and frequent lightning.
On Thursday, a weather system will ride along a front nearby, producing widespread showers and storms. Rain is most likely Thursday afternoon through early Friday.
The main threat at this time would be for heavy rainfall and gusty winds, especially on Thursday afternoon and evening. Rainfall totals through Thursday night look to be around 0.5" to 1.5". A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for southeast Kentucky through Thursday night, but localized flooding is possible area-wide.
Leftover moisture and cloud cover will provide another chance for rain on Friday, with temperatures being a few degrees below the average.
If you’re already thinking about the weekend, it looks as though things will dry out for most of us. High temperatures will moderate, in the mid 80s, this weekend.
Recap: Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s Wednesday, then low to mid 80s Thursday through Monday. Lows in the 60s all week.
Our average high is 85°, low 64°.
Meteorologist David Boyd
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