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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW 8 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 67°
  • Pressure: 29.93 in. 0

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on July 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then overcast. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms in the evening, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 82F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 81F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Frankfort, Kentucky East: Twin Hollies Server, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bald Knob, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NE at 8.6 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gallaway Rd. Stamping Gnd., KY, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NE at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: East at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNW at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: home, Finchville, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NE at 9.9 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: ENE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
315 am EDT Thu Jul 24 2014 


Short term (now through friday)... 
issued at 252 am EDT Thu Jul 24 2014 


Low level moisture trapped under an inversion around 850hpa has 
resulted in a low cloud deck this morning. These clouds are 
expected to persist, and may even generate some isolated sprinkles 
or light rain showers, through the morning hours. We should see 
more sun this afternoon than this morning, with the clouds 
dissipating by this evening. High pressure centered near Lake 
Michigan will supply US with north breezes around 10 mph. The 
combination of the clouds and northerly low level flow will keep 
temperatures down today, with highs mostly in the middle and upper 
70s. 


The Lake Michigan high will slide southeastward into the upper Ohio 
Valley tonight, giving US a beautiful Summer night. Under mostly 
clear skies and just a slight northeast breeze, temperatures will 
tumble into the middle and upper 50s (around 60 in Metro areas). 
Some valley fog may form towards sunrise Friday morning. 


On Friday the high will proceed to the mid-Atlantic coast. As a 
result we'll remain dry but temperatures will be a little warmer 
with afternoon readings peaking generally in the 80 to 85 degree 
range. 


Long term (friday night through wednesday)... 
issued at 310 am EDT Thu Jul 24 2014 


An unsettled period of weather will be setting up this weekend, 
followed by much cooler temperatures once again next week. To start 
off the long-term period, models have been trending slower with the 
approach of the first wave of weather this weekend, looking to leave 
much of the forecast area dry overnight Friday. Even Saturday may 
not amount to much as a frontal boundary struggles to approach from 
the north. However, shortwaves look to be traversing through the 
region over the weekend before a Stout Canadian trough dips down 
early next week. The question is how much moisture and instability 
will be in place well ahead of the approaching frontal boundary to 
trigger storms to fire up. The 00z European model (ecmwf) and GFS are in general 
agreement and indicating that the better instability and moisture 
transport will exist primarily across northern Kentucky and southern in 
for much of the day on Saturday. As the front drops through late 
Sunday, greater thunderstorm chances exist for the entire forecast 
area, particularly during the day on Sunday ahead of the front and 
with daytime heating assisting. With GFS soundings indicating pwats 
exceeding the 75th percentile (according to climatology for this 
time of year) on Sunday, could see a good amount of rain out of any 
storms that develop. 


Lingering lower-level moisture and continued height falls as the 
aforementioned upper trough moves on in leaves shower chances in the 
forecast on Monday for the northern and eastern two-thirds of the 
forecast area. Locations in the Bluegrass region will have higher 
chances, thanks to some assistance from orographic lifting. The 
clouds will likely be the last to depart, looking to possibly hang 
out overhead through early Tuesday. By the middle of next week, 
surface high pressure will move in but the upper trough will remain 
in place. 


Temperatures in the long-term period will be their warmest Saturday 
and Saturday night, reaching the upper 80s to lower 90s and the low 
70s overnight. These temps are actually near normal for this time of 
year but the remainder of the forecast period will be dominated by 
below normal temps. Sunday's highs will still be on the warm side, 
but a few degrees cooler than Saturday as clouds and precip keep 
them from getting too high. The noticeable airmass change comes on 
Monday as highs only reach the mid to upper 70s, struggling to reach 
the 80 degree mark in southern Kentucky. Tuesday looks to be the coolest 
day with highs in the low to mid 70s and lows in the mid to upper 
50s. Wednesday will rebound slightly, but still struggling to reach 
80 degrees for highs and lows will be near 60 degrees. Either way, 
another set of beautiful mid-Summer days ahead! 


&& 


Aviation (06z taf update)... 
issued at 118 am EDT Thu Jul 24 2014 


A somewhat low confidence forecast for this taf package as we deal 
with low stratus -- always a difficult thing to forecast and rather 
uncharacteristic for late July. Climatology shows that central 
Kentucky experiences sub-VFR ceilings during the pre-dawn hours in 
July only about 10% of the time (1973-2011). 


Anyway, low ceilings have indeed developed along the Ohio River 
valley early this morning and are expected to persist for several 
hours. Ceilings should concentrate around the low end of MVFR, but 
could slip briefly to high end IFR around dawn. Visibility should 
not be restricted. 


The question with this kind of cloud deck is always how quickly it 
will lift and/or mix out. The models are having their usual 
disagreements. At this point will go with a gradual diurnal lifting 
of the clouds, reaching VFR by this afternoon though remaining broken 
for much of the day. Skies should clear out tonight. 


Winds have been chaotic over the past several hours as various 
synoptic and mesoscale boundaries move through the region. However, 
winds should concentrate out of the north-northwest for the pre-dawn hours and 
north-northeast during the day today at speeds of 5 to 10 knots. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...none. 
In...none. 
&& 


$$ 


Short term........13 
long term.........Lg 
aviation..........13 



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