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Current Conditions

  • 65°
  • Clear
  • Wind: South 6 mph
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Overcast
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 62 °
  • Overcast

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 3:51 am EDT on August 3, 2015

  • Today

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds up to 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds up to 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

  • Thursday

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs around 80. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Thursday Night

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

  • Sunday

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

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Location: Barrow Wood Lane, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lansdowne Merrick, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Wilson Downing Rd, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.0 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Shoreside Drive, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Belleau Wood/Veteran's Park, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hill N Dale, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Tuscany, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: RT-LexWX, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SSW at 1.2 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Leestown Road, Lexington, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Verna Hills, Winchester, KY

Updated: 4:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Shiloh Pointe, Richmond, KY

Updated: 4:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ESE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:32 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Earlymeade, Winchester, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Red Barn, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cartier Drive, Richmond, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Waste Water Treatment Plant, Paris, KY

Updated: 4:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.46 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 4:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 4:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 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 
328 am EDT Monday Aug 3 2015 


Short term (now through tuesday)... 
issued at 325 am EDT Monday Aug 3 2015 


A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is sliding southeastward 
across Indiana and Ohio early this morning. The bulk of this line of 
storms will move just off to our northeast and will weaken as it 
approaches the Ohio River, so little more than an isolated storm 
chance north of the river and especially east of Interstate 65 is 
anticipated for this morning. 


As the day progresses, abundant sunshine will allow US to become 
very warm and very unstable by this afternoon with moderate 850hpa 
Theta-E ridging overhead. A cold front reaching from Lake Huron 
through Chicago to Kansas City during the pre-dawn hours will slide 
slowly southward today, crossing the Ohio River sometime during the 
middle or late afternoon hours. There will also be the possibility of 
an outflow boundary in the area from the storms to our north this 
morning. Time heights and soundings suggest moisture will be 
lacking, but precipitable water amounts are expected to pool at 
slightly elevated levels just ahead of the surface boundaries. So, 
convection can be expected but it will probably remain scattered. 
Midlevel lapse rates will be steep and with the available 
instability and boundaries, strong to severe storms will definitely 
be a possibility. The main threats will be hail, with wet bulb zero 
heights of 10k-11k', and wind gusts with dcape prognosticated in the 1000- 
1500 j/kg range. There still appears to be only marginal deep shear, 
so storms may develop quickly, dump locally heavy downpours (and 
associated strong wind gusts from precipitation cores striking the 
ground), and then weaken as other storms go up. 


Highs today will be quite warm around 90 degrees, but relatively low 
dew points will prevent the afternoon from being too oppressive. 


Convection will gradually wane with the setting of the sun this 
evening, with temperatures dropping into the middle 60s to around 70. 


On Tuesday the surface won't get quite as unstable as it does today, 
and middle-level lapse rates won't be quite as steep. Dcapes are 
prognosticated to be a little lower and wet bulb zero heights a little 
higher, and once again moisture does not appear plentiful. No strong 
triggers will be in the area, but the remnants of today's cold front 
will likely be lurking around, and we'll have some upper level 
divergence associated with a jet streak crossing the lower Great 
Lakes and a small jetlet moving over the middle Mississippi Valley. So, 
will have thunderstorms in the forecast but will keep probability of precipitation in the 
isolated to low chance category. Afternoon highs will be in the 
upper 80s to lower 90s. 


Long term (tuesday night through sunday)... 
zczc sdfwrklng 030701 
ttaa00 ksdf ddhhmm 


Issued at 255 am EDT Monday Aug 3 2015 


The main forecast concern in the long term is storm chances and 
threats Wednesday through Thursday night as a series of weather 
systems interact with a stationary surface boundary over the lower 
Ohio Valley. 


The synoptic pattern Tuesday night and Wednesday is expected to 
feature upper level ridging over the western Continental U.S. With a trough 
positioned over the Great Lakes region. At the surface...the stalled 
out boundary will likely be along the Tennessee/Kentucky line before slowly 
moving north as a warm front. As the first middle-level shortwave 
trough pivots through Tuesday night...scattered showers and storms 
may spread in from the west...interacting with the low-level jet. 
The dynamics with this feature are weak...and moisture transport is 
not that impressive...so for now have kept probability of precipitation in the 20-30 percent 
range. 


Upper level forcing will continue to be favorable for thunderstorm 
development Wednesday...with higher coverage expected during the 
afternoon/early evening hours thanks to residual boundaries across 
the area and peak heating providing modest instability. Deep layer 
shear over the area is not impressive but not absent either /25 to 
30 kts/...so any perkier storm that does manage to grow could put 
down gusty winds. Precipitable waters  will be trending upward through the week as 
higher moisture pools around the front. As such...brief heavy 
rainfall will also be a threat. 


03.00z guidance in reasonable agreement showing a stronger middle-level 
shortwave trough arriving late Wednesday night into Thursday 
afternoon. A surface low looks to develop to our west...though 
models vary considerably on its placement and strength. With the 
warm front / stationary boundary still in play and the more 
favorable upper level forcing...there is likely to be higher 
coverage of storms across the area during this period. Low level 
shear could end up being more favorable for organized storm 
development...but confidence is still too low and details too 
uncertain this far out. Training west/east thunderstorms may be the 
bigger player...and over the course of the week...some locations 
could pick up between 1 and 3 inches. Probability of precipitation in the 60 to 70 percent 
range look good at this time. 


In the wake of thursday's system...surface high pressure builds in 
from the northwest for Friday and the weekend...providing a few 
drier days to lower Ohio Valley. Humidity will drop to more 
comfortable levels as well...and temperatures will trend several 
degrees below normal. A model consensus puts highs in the upper 70s 
to low 80s and morning temperatures in the low/middle 60s. The typical 
cool spots may dip into the middle to upper 50s Saturday and Sunday 
mornings. 


&& 


Aviation (06z taf update)... 
issued at 115 am EDT Monday Aug 3 2015 


Line of storms mdw-FWA-cle around 05z will slide to the southeast 
and weaken as it leaves its upper level forcing behind and moves 
into a drier and more stable atmosphere. So, the central Kentucky 
terminals should have a quiet pre-dawn period. 


By this afternoon and evening a boundary...a weak cold front and/or 
outflow boundary from the overnight convection to our north...will 
move into an unstable atmosphere. However there will be very little 
moisture to work with...so storms should be widely scattered. Will 
simply include a prob30 at sdf for now and leave the others dry. Lex 
may require some mention on thunderstorms and rain in future updates. 


West-southwest winds could get a little gusty this afternoon at sdf and 
Lex...into the 15 to 20 knot range. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........13 
long term.........Zbt 
aviation..........13 



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