WNKY 40 Weather Forecast

Forecast: Unsettled week upon us with numerous rain/storm chances

The trend will continue over the next few days of off and on showers and storms across southern Kentucky. Also much like we’ve seen over the last few days, there will be plenty of dry time each day, too. While not every day will be a washout this week, keep the rain gear handy and also keep a close eye to the sky in case storms turn strong or even severe.

That said, we again have another severe weather risk day later this week, coming on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The entire WNKY 40 viewing area, as of now, is under another Marginal Risk for severe storms. While the last several risk days haven’t necessarily performed to their potential, this is not an excuse to let your guard down. Any stronger storms will be capable of producing strong and potentially damaging winds, hail, heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding, and of course frequent lightning.

Rain and storm chances look to dwindle as we move into the second half of the work week, primarily later Thursday and all day Friday as being our dry days. In fact by Friday, our pattern takes a pretty dramatic turn back to a typical Summer setup. A dome of high pressure looks to develop off to our southeast, a classic signature in the Summer months that favors the return of heat and humidity, and that’s exactly what the models are picking up on.

Temperatures look to return to the 90 degree range by Friday and into the upcoming weekend, along with more June-like humidity as well. This pattern also sets up the daily chances of isolated thunderstorms, which as we always say are possible but not a guarantee given their isolated nature.

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