Summer Begins On A Hot Note

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. 

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. 

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.

Courtesy: Penn State Univ. Dept. of Meteorology

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

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.

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

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

Geoff

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