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Cool Start, Much Warmer Afternoon

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Updated: 6/14/2012 9:58 am
Thursday, June 14, 2012: Cool Start, But Warming Trend Begins

Good Thursday morning, folks!  Most of us fell into the 50s this morning, a good bit below our average low of 62° for mid-June.  Some areas plummeted into the 40s this morning, thanks to a combination of light winds, mainly clear skies, and low humidity.  Here are Kentucky's coolest mesonet sites.


Courtesy: Kentucky Mesonet / Western Kentucky University


A warming trend will boost temperatures into the lower to middle 80s today.  Lexington is on target for a high of 84°.  Tonight will not be as cool as last night, with lows around a more seasonable 61°.  Highs on Friday should be near 86°, and we'll be in the upper 80s this weekend and into next week. 


Most of the area will stay dry today as high pressure keeps skies bright.  Late tonight and tomorrow, a very weak disturbance may spark a few sprinkles or any isolated shower, mainly in southern and southeastern Kentucky.  Coverage will be limited.  The greatest potential for a weak thunderstorm will be along the Tennessee State Line on Friday afternoon.  Here is the latest NAM / WRF model forecast for precipitation over the next 48 hours.  As far as southern Kentucky is concerned, any isolated showers would be limited to late tonight and especially tomorrow afternoon. 


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Courtesy: Penn State Univ. Dept. of Meteorology


Isolated thunderstorms will become possible in central Kentucky on Saturday, Sunday and Monday as heat and humidity build.


Thanks for stopping by the weather blog.  Have a great Thursday!


Geoff

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