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Current Conditions

  • 76°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: SW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 29.84 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 68 °
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Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 3:30 PM EDT on July 3, 2015

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning...
  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Light northwest winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Independence Day

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Light north winds.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Light east winds.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Light east winds.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Light east winds.

  • Monday and Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Tuesday

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs around 80.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

  • Thursday Night and Friday

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 12:43 PM CDT on July 3, 2015/


... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Saturday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* most of central Kentucky and south central Indiana

* through Saturday morning.

* Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue
this afternoon... with locally torrential rainfall possible.
While coverage of showers and storms will decrease
tonight... there will still be a threat of local flooding
problems under any heavy downpours that do fall.

* Local rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be possible with
any storms this afternoon. In locations that have already
received heavy rainfall... even a brief downpour will likely
result in flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.






Personal Weather Stations

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Location: The Cottages of Frankfort, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.5 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Farmdale, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Stonehedge Street, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 4:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at 6.1 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.23 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Geoghegan rd., Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:09 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: ESE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.78 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: home, Finchville, KY

Updated: 3:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 4:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: WNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY

Updated: 4:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 28.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.66 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at 2.3 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Fox Lair, Kentucky, KY

Updated: 4:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 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 
306 PM EDT Fri Jul 3 2015 


Short term (now through Saturday night)... 
issued at 304 PM EDT Fri Jul 3 2015 


..flash flood potential continues through tonight... 


A 500 mb shortwave trof reaching from the Great Lakes to the Southern 
Plains will sweep slowly eastward tonight. As this disturbance 
encounters very moist, slightly unstable air it will generate 
scattered showers and storms. Coverage should slowly decrease 
overnight as instability decreases, but we may hold on to at least 
scattered showers through the night thanks to that wave as well as a 
broad synoptic surface boundary and local boundaries from earlier 
convection. Because the ground is so wet, and considering the 
rainfall rates we saw this afternoon, after chatting with jkl have 
decided to extend most of the Flash Flood Watch through tonight. As 
coverage decreases, we may be able to cancel it early. Speaking of 
which, we will let the northeast corner of the lmk County Warning Area (scott in, 
Jefferson in, and Trimble ky) expire at 8pm as previously scheduled 
since that area has had time to dry out today plus the better 
chances for heavier downpours are south of there. Thanks to iln for 
coord. 


Tomorrow moisture will not be as deep as the upper wave sweeps much 
of the relative humidity to the south and southeast. As we destabilize over the 
course of the day some showers and storms may still pop up, 
especially across the Lake Cumberland region, but coverage will be 
less than what we saw today. High temperatures will be pretty nice 
for Independence day, generally in the 80 to 85 degree range. 


Shower/storm coverage will continue to decrease Saturday night as 
temperatures fall into the middle 60s by morning. 


Long term (sunday through friday)... 
issued at 257 PM EDT Fri Jul 3 2015 


A weak upper level trough will be over the region at the beginning 
of the long term period. This trough will slowly shift off to the 
north and east through Monday. At the surface we will be in between 
high pressure to the east and a low pressure system to the west. 
There should be a relative lull in showers and thunderstorms Sunday 
through Monday night. The best chance for rain will be across the 
southeastern portion of the forecast area. However, these storms 
will be scattered at best. In addition, Sunday night still looks 
like it should be dry. Highs through this period will be in the mid 
80s with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. 


A shortwave trough will swing into southeastern Canada and the Great 
Lakes region by Tuesday. A cold front will approach the lower Ohio 
Valley Tuesday, bringing with it a greater chance for storms. This 
front will stall out across the forecast area and will serve as a 
focus for storms through the end of the work week. In addition, a 
couple of weak waves will ride along this front. Scattered to 
numerous storms can be expected through Thursday night in 
association with these disturbances. A few strong storms may be 
possible with this activity, but the main concern could become 
flooding once again as grounds are already saturated from rounds of 
rain this week. 


Highs look to be a bit cooler this week with temps topping out in 
the lower to mid 80s. Lows will range from the mid 60s to lower 70s. 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
issued at 114 PM EDT Fri Jul 3 2015 


Showers and a few thunderstorms have begun to sprout across southern 
Indiana and central Kentucky ahead of an approaching 500 mb shortwave 
trof and along an east-west surface boundary. Thunderstorm coverage 
is expected to increase this afternoon as instability increases. 
Some training of storms will be possible, so, if a line of storms 
sets up directly over an Airport there could be an extended period 
of time below VFR in heavy downpours. 


Convection coverage will gradually decrease tonight. The decrease 
may be rather gradual, and we may hold on to a few showers 
throughout the night. Ceilings are expected to lower once again in 
the very moist atmosphere, and some light vsby reductions will be 
possible especially at bwg. 


Stubborn upper troffing will remain overhead and the wavy surface 
boundary will still be in the area, but both features will be weak 
and there won't be quite as much moisture in the column, resulting 
in lower shower/storm coverage. 


Winds will be chaotic throughout the taf period, but will be on the 
light side (outside of thunderstorms). 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...Flash Flood Watch until 8 PM EDT this evening for kyz032. 


Flash Flood Watch through Saturday morning for kyz023>031- 
033>043-045>049-053>057-061>067-070>078-081-082. 


In...Flash Flood Watch until 8 PM EDT this evening for inz078-079. 


Flash Flood Watch through Saturday morning for inz076-077-083- 
084-089>092. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term........13 
long term.........Eer 
aviation..........13 



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