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Current Conditions

  • 64°
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 58°
  • Pressure: 29.87 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on July 28, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • 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

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Overcast. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SSW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bald Knob, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 6:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 6:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: WNW at 4.9 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 6:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 6:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Geoghegan Rd, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: WSW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: West at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: WSW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 6:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NNW at 3.5 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
339 am EDT Mon Jul 28 2014 


Short term (now through tuesday)... 
issued at 335 am EDT Mon Jul 28 2014 


Much quieter this morning and this benign weather is expected to 
prevail in the short-term period. Persistence in the models calls 
for a chance for light rain showers tomorrow, primarily in the 
Bluegrass region and southeastern in, although a stray shower or 
some sprinkles could fall elsewhere, with the focus remaining on 
locations east of the I-65 corridor. The Ohio Valley will be on the 
backside of the trough tomorrow, leaving the region under northwest flow at 
the surface and aloft. The upper jet will be digging in and a vort 
Max is expected to rotate through southern in and central KY, 
providing a lifting source. Additionally, steep low-level lapse 
rates and pwats of around an inch will provide scattered to broken 
clouds across much of the forecast area. While the pwats don't seem 
terribly impressive, what is to note is that the bulk of the 
moisture is confined to the lower levels. Once diurnal heating is 
lost tonight, expect any showers that had developed to wane, along 
with some of the cloud cover. By Tuesday, this forecast area will 
have lost some of that support and moisture, so currently 
anticipating that precip should remain north of the area, 
particularly as surface high pressure attempts to take control from 
the west. 


Unseasonably cool temperatures and much lower dewpoints are already 
advecting in behind the fropa. The airmass change of Canadian 
origin, along with the cloud cover, will keep highs today from 
reaching the 80 degree mark in southern in and northern Kentucky. Southern 
Kentucky will reach right around 80 degrees. Tonight, lows will be in the 
mid 50s with assistance from radiational cooling, if the clouds can 
clear out enough. Tuesday will be cooler across the south and about 
the same for the north, ranging from the mid to upper 70s. 


So how do these forecast temperatures compare to records? Well, fft 
looks to be the only climate site today to have the potential to 
come close to their min high temperature of 74 degrees, set last 
year. For tonight, sdf and possibly Lex could come close to their 
record lows of 58 and 54 degrees, respectively. Tuesday could be a 
bit more difficult, with fft being the only one in range of 74 
degrees set in 1994 and previous years. 


Long term (tuesday night through sunday)... 
issued at 305 am EDT Mon Jul 28 2014 


At the beginning of the long term period, a highly amplified pattern 
will exist with ridging in the western Continental U.S. And troughing in the 
east. We'll be under the influence of the trough providing for 
unseasonably cool temps. Will keep a dry, mostly sunny forecast for 
mid week since most models are still projecting this but it should 
be noted that the latest nam12 run is a little more aggressive 
dropping shortwave energy south in the trough and giving light 
precip chances over our southern Indiana/northern Kentucky counties 
both Wed and thurs. Wed morning will be the coolest morning in the 
long term period with lows in the 50s over most locations and low 
60s in the Louisville Metro. Valley locations over east central Kentucky 
will see temps bottom out in the low 50s even! 


For Friday through the weekend, long range models have come into 
agreement that the upper trough will narrow and sharpen on its 
southern most extent but will not become a closed low over the 
Midwest. On and off scattered rain chances still look on track 
Fri-sun as multiple vort lobes dive south into the Ohio Valley with 
the best activity most likely during the afternoon/evening hours 
each day. This activity will start to decrease on Monday as the 
upper trough moves east of our area. 


Temperatures throughout the long term period look to be pretty 
steady state with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s and lows in the 
upper 50s and lower 60s. Clouds and precip chances may make temp 
forecasting a bit more challenging for the weekend. 


&& 


Aviation (06z taf update)... 
issued at 122 am EDT Mon Jul 28 2014 


VFR will be the predominant category through much of this taf 
period, with potentially MVFR at Lex over the next few hours. Winds 
are expected to be right around or slightly above 5 knots throughout 
the night, despite some decoupling due to much cooler, drier air 
advecting in behind the exiting cold front. Just a few passing 
clouds can be expected overnight, which, in addition to the caa, 
will allow for plenty of radiational cooling. Bringing this all 
together, the reason for the potential of MVFR at Lex is due to 
enough surface moisture to allow for a low-level deck to build in 
but the winds should stay up just enough to mitigate a more 
significant impact. Sdf could see some haze by sunrise but isn't 
expected to drop below VFR. Bwg did not receive as much rain as the 
other two terminals, hindering much more than haze there as well. 
However, should the winds settle down over the next couple of hours, 
will need to monitor and update as necessary. 


For Monday, mostly clear skies will prevail in the morning before a 
cumulus field develops in the afternoon. There is a chance for some light 
rain to fall across portions of northern and eastern Kentucky with Lex 
having the higher potential of the three terminals, although sdf 
can't rule it out completely. Given the uncertainty, and that the 
impacts are expected to remain relatively minimal to aviation 
interests, have negated mention in this forecast update. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........lg 
long term.........Ams 
aviation..........lg 










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