My friends... September is nearly here and my forecast has the first few days reaching 90 plus! I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago that 90 wasn't gone and that there was plenty of time for it to return to your thermometers. In some spots it did just that on Monday.
On this map you will find it in one location in Johnson County. Middlesboro was another spot that hit 90 on Monday.
Tuesday through Thursday I expect more widespread 90 degree temps to show up on this map. Thursday will be the end of the run for us... at least this go around. An approaching front will once again sweep all of the heat out of KY beginning on Friday. That front's impact will really be felt on Saturday as highs fall into the 70s once again. It will make for one heck of a holiday weekend. These highs will be amazing!
One may be wondering why I am highlighting the weekend this early. I see this just like an approaching snow storm... it's the big thing on my mind. That's why we are talking about it right now.
The front itself could pack a punch. It's getting jammed up out west and it will take a few days before it ever gets here. It is being held back by a pretty strong area of high pressure. That high will keep the front away until Friday. That's when the rain chances will arrive. At this point... the energy is bring severe weather to states northwest of KY. I don't think that there will be enough moisture feeding into this system for widespread severe weather. I'll have to see how the data changes between now and then. It might just be a wet passage with little fireworks involved!
The tropics have exploded over the last couple of weeks. Danielle, Earl, and at the time of this writing Fiona is the latest storm. Earl and Fiona have a path straight for the east coast of the U.S. Basically, from South Carolina thru New England. All it will take is for Earl to press deeper west and it will make that situation very interesting. The big battle is that high pressure system keeping the front away from us will also keep re-directing these tropical system. That might be the saving grace. The effects will still be felt along the east coast... but the major activity should remain out to sea!
I'll keep an eye on everything that I can!