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Current Conditions

  • 80°
  • Clear
  • Wind: South 9 mph
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. -
  • Heat Index: 81

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on October 02, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers after midnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with rain. High of 72F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Personal Weather Stations

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

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: South at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Bald Knob, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 12:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: WSW at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: ESE at 11.5 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.8 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: NW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: SW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Geoghegan Rd, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: WSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 12:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: NNE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 12:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: South at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: SW at 10.7 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: home, Finchville, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 12:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 12:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: South at 10.4 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: SSE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 12:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.8 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
1143 am EDT Thu Oct 2 2014 


..forecast update... 
Issued 1142 am EDT Thu Oct 2 2014 


Did a minor update to the grids to make minor adjustments to the 
hourly weather elements for this afternoon. Current National Weather Service 
observations and Kentucky mesonet stations are reporting readings in 
the upper 70s to the very low 80s. With mostly sunny skies we 
expect temperatures to continue to rise through the middle 80s this 
afternoon and top out in the middle to upper 80s in most locations. 
A few of the urban areas in the west still have the potential to hit 
90. 


Precipitation chances remain generally unchanged. Can not rule out 
a shower or two out across our far western and northwestern County Warning Area this 
afternoon. Much better chances of precipitation will hold off until 
this evening and into the overnight period. 


Short term (now through friday)... 
issued at 249 am EDT Thu Oct 2 2014 


Today will be a warm one as we sit in southerly flow between high 
pressure along the East Coast and a storm system over the lower 
Missouri Valley. With partly cloudy skies and dry ground, readings 
will reach into the middle and upper 80s this afternoon. A few spots 
could even touch 90. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible west 
of Interstate 65 late this afternoon as a weak wave comes northeast 
from the lower Mississippi Valley. 


Tonight a primary area of low pressure will deepen as it moves from 
Iowa into Michigan, with its attendant cold front arriving in the 
Wabash valley by early Friday morning. Showers and thunderstorms 
will be widespread ahead of the front, and will sweep into southern 
Indiana and central Kentucky from the west. The best chances for 
rain for US will be after midnight. Though a few gusty winds can't 
be entirely ruled out as the low level jet kicks up to around 40 or 
50 knots, it appears that the storms will be slightly elevated. The 
best chance for anything strong to severe will be west of I-65 as a 
line of storms, which potentially could be severe off to our west 
from Illinois to Texas, moves in. Low temperatures tonight will be 
in the 60s. 


On Friday the cold front will sweep through the region, accompanied 
by widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms. The convection 
looks to become more surface based on Friday, but mid-level lapse 
rates will be weak and the atmosphere will be well worked-over from 
earlier convection, so once again severe weather looks unlikely. 


After highs in the 70s on Friday, temperatures will begin to fall by 
mid to late afternoon behind the front, especially north through 
west of Louisville as much cooler air rushes in. West winds will 
likely gust to around 25 mph in the afternoon. 


Long term (friday night through wednesday)... 
issued at 405 am EDT Thu Oct 2 2014 


There should be little doubt left that the change in seasons is upon 
US at the start of this extended period. "Blustery" is not a word 
that has been used for a while, but it fits well with at least the 
start of the weekend. 


Any Post-frontal showers that persist in the stratocumulus that 
follows in behind the cold front moving through Friday will end from 
west to east Friday night. The clouds themselves, though, could be a 
little more stubborn to leave, especially in the I-75 corridor, 
thanks to high relative humidity in the surface to 850 mb range and 
upslope flow into the Appalachians. Some lingering low clouds will 
likely continue through Saturday morning over all but the southwest 
corner of our County Warning Area - around Bowling Green. By midday Saturday, 
though, sunshine will prevail. With a tight surface gradient and the 
core of the cold air sweeping through the Ohio Valley on Saturday, 
though, gusty west-northwest winds and temperatures failing to warm 
out of the 50s will counteract any warming from the sun. 


By Saturday night, surface winds will drop off as the pressure 
gradient weakens, and with mostly clear skies, radiational cooling 
will allow temperatures to drop to their lowest levels in months, 
with many locations reaching the upper 30s. Fortunately, the 
thermal trough will be well past US by early Sunday, or the first 
widespread frost of the season would have been likely then. Even 
with the core of the colder air exiting, though, some sheltered 
locations - especially in southern Indiana, along the Kentucky 
River, and east of I-75 - could see a little frost by daybreak 
Sunday. 


The central and eastern part of the country remain in a long wave 
upper level trough for the remainder of the extended. Even so, 
surface winds become southwesterly enough to moderate temperatures a 
bit into the early part of the work week. The models all hint at 
another chance for rain on Monday with a sharpening of the upper 
level trough. For now this does not look to be as potent as the 
front coming through in the short term of this forecast, and 
temperatures are expected to warm back into the 70s for highs, and 
into the 50s for lows. 


&& 


Aviation (12z taf update)... 
issued at 638 am EDT Thu Oct 2 2014 


Dry, VFR conditions are expected today as we await an approaching 
storm system coming in from the west. That system will spread 
showers and thunderstorms into central Kentucky tonight, with the 
most widespread coverage occurring after midnight and continuing 
into Friday morning. Embedded thunder can be expected as well, 
especially at bwg and sdf tonight, and Lex Friday morning. Low level wind shear is a 
possibility, but it looks borderline enough at this point to leave 
out for now, and can be further evaluated in future forecast 
packages. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update.........Mj 
short term.....13 
long term......jbs 
aviation.......13 










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