Dramatic Cooldown... T-Storms Only South

Dramatic Cooldown... T-Storms Only South

The heat wave has certainly ended, with Jackson, KY tieing a record coolest high on Monday. Scattered t-storms, south...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012: Dramatic Cooldown... Southern KY T-Storms Continue

Good Tuesday morning, everybody.  We had a nice, COOL Monday, with highs in central Kentucky about 5° below average, and some parts of eastern Kentucky even cooler.  Jackson, KY tied its record coolest high temperature on record for any July 9th.  Yes, records only go back 31 years in Jackson, so it is easier to reach record territory in Breathitt County.  Still, the cool air brought major relief as Jackson remained in the upper 70s even during the warmest part of the day.

Here are yesterday's highs.

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While we've been dry in the Bluegrass Region, showers tied to the nearly stationary front are soaking southern Kentucky.  Much of Knox County has already had more than 2" of rain this morning!

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Aside from a very isolated shower or t-storm in central Kentucky, the majority of the showers will remain in southern Kentucky today as the front continues to SLOWLY drift south into Tennessee.  You'll notice that on a regional level, most of the rain has been near or south of our latitude, generally on the south side of the front where more moisture is available.

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We'll close with a photo of a hummingbird from Russell Springs, Russell County.  Thanks for sharing this with us, Renea Holman!

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We'll warm up to 88° in Lexington today, where skies will be a bit brighter than in cooler and wetter southern Kentucky.

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Our best opportunity for drought relief in the Bluegrass will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, when a low pressure system will ride along the nearly stationary front, causing it to waver north at the end of the week.

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Enjoy the day!

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Geoff

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