Summer Begins On A Hot Note

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Updated: 6/20/2012 10:13 am
Wednesday, June 20, 2012: Summer Begins On A Hot Note

Good Wednesday morning, folks! 

We're counting down the final hours of spring, as summer officially begins this evening at 7:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time. 

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There is no doubt it has been a hot time, with yesterday's high reaching 90° in Lexington.  We expect to reach 91° today, and we'll be near 90° again tomorrow. 

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Most of central Kentucky will stay dry today, but isolated thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and into the early evening in eastern Kentucky.  Here is a look at the GFS forecast for rainfall between 2 and 8 PM today.

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Courtesy: Penn State Univ. Dept. of Meteorology

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Isolated thunderstorms will return to the central Kentucky forecast on Thursday and into Friday as well, as a cold front arrives from the northwest.

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A couple thousand miles to our east, a weak and, frankly, generally irrelevant tropical storm was named yesterday afternoon.  Tropical Storm Chris will not survive long, and it will pose no threat to land.

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The storm will weaken over the cooler waters of the North Atlantic before the week ends, most likely.

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Thanks for stopping by the weather blog, stay cool, and Happy Summer!

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Geoff

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