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  • 54°
  • Heavy Rain
  • Wind: SE 14 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 2.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 52°
  • Pressure: 29.47 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on November 23, 2014

Wind Advisory in effect from 4 am to 7 PM EST Monday...
  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain showers. Low of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with rain showers. High of 57F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast. Low of 23F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 2:03 PM CST on November 23, 2014/


... Wind Advisory in effect from 4 am EST /3 am CST/ to 7 PM EST
/6 PM CST/ Monday...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 4 am EST /3 am CST/ to 7 PM
EST /6 PM CST/ Monday.

* Winds... southwest winds will turn more westerly as a cold front
pushes through Monday morning. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph
will be likely... with gusts up to 45 mph possible.

* Timing... winds will increase tonight into Monday morning... but
the strongest wind gusts will be from dawn Monday morning
through early Monday afternoon.

* Impacts... a few trees or power lines may be blown down. Isolated
power outages will be possible. Driving will be
difficult... especially if driving a high profile vehicle.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or
wind gusts from 40 to 57 mph are expected. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.
Weakened trees may also be blown over and unsecured outdoor
objects will be blown around by the wind. Use extra caution.



Kjd



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Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 6:35 PM EST

Temperature: 54.6 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: WSW at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:35 PM EST

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSW at 10.6 mph Pressure: 29.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 4:25 PM EST

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: East at 8.1 mph Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 6:16 PM EST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: East at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: ESE at 11.9 mph Pressure: 29.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:30 PM EST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SE at 12.3 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: home, Finchville, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 54.6 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.18 in Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:30 PM EST

Temperature: 54.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.26 in Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 3:32 PM EST

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Areion Farm, NW Shelby County, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.18 in Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: East at 16.0 mph Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.24 in Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 18.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.27 in Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 6:35 PM EST

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ENE at 9.9 mph Pressure: 28.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.23 in Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NNE at 8.1 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.24 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
302 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014 


Short term (now through Monday night)... 
issued at 225 PM EST Sat Nov 22 2014 


..strong winds expected early Monday through late Monday 
afternoon... 


The synoptic pattern this afternoon features two significant pv 
anomalies of note, one across the southeast with another further 
west across MO/AR. These anomalies will phase through the short 
term period, leading to a rapidly deepening surface low across the 
Midwest and Great Lakes region tonight into early Monday. 


The forecast is playing out largely as expected with this system 
thus far. Isentropic ascent on the nose of a 50-60 knot low-level 
jet has led to widespread shower development this afternoon. This 
activity will continue to develop and expand northeastward from the 
southwest late this afternoon into this evening, leading to a 
widespread swath of precipitation. Not overly sold on the thunder 
potential given mostly moist adiabatic lapse rates, but forecast 
soundings do show just enough elevated instability for an embedded 
rumble or two of thunder. Quantitative precipitation forecast amounts tonight look to range from a 
half inch across the eastern County Warning Area to around an inch across southern 
Indiana. 


The upper-level and associated surface pattern becomes a bit more 
complex tonight. One surface low seen swirling across portions of 
Alabama/la this afternoon will push north into Kentucky this evening. The 
pressure gradient will increase as this low approaches this evening 
into the overnight hours. However, it appears that low-level lapse 
rates will remain quite poor and a near-surface stable layer should 
limit our gusts below Wind Advisory criteria (gusts upwards of 40 
mph) for this evening into the early overnight hours as this low 
swings through. However, sustained winds of 20-25 mph with gusts up 
to 35 mph do appear possible. 


The main wind threat will come early Monday morning into Monday 
afternoon. The aforementioned pv anomalies will phase and a coupled 
jet structure will allow for a rapid deepening of the surface low 
across IL/in/mi. The pressure gradient will really increase across 
the Ohio Valley early Monday morning as a strong cold front sharpens 
out to the west. This front will push into the western County Warning Area around 
12z Monday, clearing the eastern County Warning Area by around 18z. Low-level lapse 
rates will improve ahead and behind this front, meaning strong winds 
(around 50 knots just 3000 feet agl) should mix down. Will also 
have to watch for some convective showers/isolated thunderstorm 
right along the front as guidance continues to hint at some SBCAPE, 
which would aid in getting showers to a depth around 15k feet. This 
convective potential coupled with the strong low-level wind fields 
could make for a few isolated wind gusts perhaps approaching 50 mph 
Monday morning. However, think the synoptic wind gusts will be 
around 40-45 mph Monday morning into early Monday afternoon. Given 
these forecast wind speeds, will be hoisting a Wind Advisory for 
tomorrow. 


The pressure gradient will relax by Monday evening, which will allow 
the winds to die down a bit. Behind the front, much cooler air will 
spill into the region with overnight lows on Monday dropping into 
the low to mid 30s. 


Long term (tuesday through sunday)... 
issued at 300 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014 


The first part of this forecast period has higher confidence, 
whereas the mid and latter part actually are coming up a little now 
that the 12z Euro has moved closer to the other model solutions. 
Tuesday, we'll see high pressure moving across the Ohio Valley, with 
temperatures back below normal (a condition likely to persist 
through this forecast period). Tuesday night will be chilly as well, 
with light winds and mostly clear skies. A hindrance to that may be 
thickening high clouds over the southeast forecast area, as a low 
pressure system deepens off the Georgia coast. 


The 12z European has changed its tune from the last several model 
runs about the low pressure system dropping into the Midwest 
Wednesday. The previous several runs called for a much deeper low, 
well outside of the spread of mslp in the ensembles from the 
GFS/Gem/NOGAPS. This run now is in line with the GFS, and is finally 
helping to increase the confidence in what the models are seeing. 
Thus the forecast will contain a little higher confidence in precip 
during the day Wednesday, which would be in the form of rain, as we 
see highs in the low to mid 40s. 


Wednesday night and even Thanksgiving morning, we will continue to 
see some chance for light snow across the area, as the flow aloft 
brings a fetch of moisture from the Great Lakes and works with some 
lift across our eastern forecast thanks to topography. We dry out 
for Friday and then get some warm air advection back in here Friday 
night, which may lead to some light precip, ahead of another cold 
front forecast to move across the region some time during the next 
weekend. Model forecasts are a little spread here, so will not get 
too specific on timing at this point. 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
updated at 1213 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014 


A strong storm system will bring increasing winds and deteriorating 
vsbys/cigs this afternoon into Monday. Rain continues to expand and 
spread north across the region this afternoon. This precipitation 
will help bring lowering cigs/vsbys to all sites by late this 
afternoon into this evening. There are some hints that IFR cigs 
could be possible, but have played the forecast a bit more 
optimistic and kept cigs at fuel-alternate MVFR since it appears the 
bulk of the lower cigs will remain just west of the region. 


The main story will with this system be increasing wind fields as 
the surface low deepens tonight into Monday. It appears the winds 
will increase late this evening, and Max out Monday morning as a 
strong cold front passes through all sites. Sustained west-southwest winds of 
22-27 knots look likely, with gusts of 34-39 knots possible. These 
type of wind speeds will certainly have a high impact on aviation 
interests tonight into tomorrow. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...Wind Advisory from 4 am EST /3 am CST/ to 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ 
Monday for kyz023>043-045>049-053>057-061>067-070>078-081- 
082. 


In...Wind Advisory from 4 am EST /3 am CST/ to 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ 
Monday for inz076>079-083-084-089>092. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term........kjd 
long term.........Rjs 
aviation..........kjd 



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