Adam Burniston’s Forecast | Stormy & steamy setup continues this weekend

Published: Jul. 18, 2020 at 5:33 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The dog days of Summer are upon us as humidity levels remain high, and daily storm chances remain in the forecast through next week.

Starting this Saturday morning, temperatures are on a very mild, not in the lower 70s and upper 60s. Some fog is out there for many areas, especially eastern and southern Kentucky. This fog will clear throughout the morning hours but could leave a few cloudy skies later on. By this afternoon and evening, highs will reach back into the upper 80s and lower 90s. With higher humidity levels remaining around, this will likely send heat index values into the mid to upper 90s. Scattered storm chances will build throughout the afternoon and evening, but not one particular area will see better chances than another. Some storms could be on the strong side.

By Sunday morning, temperatures will be mild yet again in the lower 70s. Some fog is possible again across the Commonwealth as dew points remain high. Any fog that forms will burn off once the sun rises throughout the morning. Afternoon highs on Sunday are expected to reach back into the upper 80s and lower 90s with heat index values back into the mid to upper 90s and near the triple digits. Again, pop-up scattered showers and thunderstorms will be in the forecast. As with past days, these thunderstorms will be able to produce torrential rainfall, gusty winds, and possible hail, but the severe threat remains somewhat low.

We keep the Summer sizzle going through all of next week as well. Highs will be staying in the upper 80s and lower 90s most days. If storm chances are higher on any day, or if we see more widespread showers, this could bring “cooler” temperatures in the mid-80s with brief cooldowns from any storms. Any storms that develop throughout next week will also be capable of becoming strong to severe, but even if we don’t see any warnings, you can still expect very heavy rainfall, strong winds, and hail. Some flash flooding may be possible.

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