Chris Bailey’s Forecast | Storms Follow the Weekend Heat

Chris Bailey’s Forecast | Storms Follow the Weekend Heat
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 2:28 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We are rolling into the weekend with heat and humidity kicking back in, but it’s not here for the long haul. A wet and stormy pattern is taking shape for next week and that’s going to keep our temps much cooler for the final week of July.


  • Highs reach the mid 90s for much of central and eastern Kentucky.
  • The west makes a run at 100 degrees.
  • Heat index values are firmly into the danger category across the west with a heat index of 110 or so for some. It’s a little cooler east.
  • There’s a better chance for a few storms going up and we have to watch for a complex of storms making a run at us from the northwest.
  • If that complex of storms does fire up, temps will be down a bit.


  • Temps are similar to the Saturday numbers but may come down just a touch.
  • The heat index is still in the danger category.
  • Some showers and storms fire up late in the day.

A front drops into the region by Monday and Tuesday and it then slows down. That boundary likely hangs around all week long and is likely to give us a heavy rain and strong storm setup. The GFS shows these rounds of storms very well.

We really need to be on guard for flash flooding issues in a pattern like this and the models are picking up on this potential.

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