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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: ENE 10 mph
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 53°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Overcast
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Overcast
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 76 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 9:48 PM EDT on April 29, 2016

  • Overnight

    Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Light northeast winds. Chance of showers 30 percent.

  • Saturday

    Showers and scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

  • Saturday Night

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Sunday

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 50.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs around 70.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Southeastern Hills, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Tremont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Wilson Downing Rd, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Eastside, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sayre School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.8 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Martin Luther King, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Andover, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Tuscany, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sweetspire, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Gleneagles Subdivision Near Hamburg, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.4 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: East at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: The Lexington School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.6 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: NNE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Wyndham Downs, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Wyndham Hills, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sleepy Hollow at Tuttle Station, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ESE at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Harrods Pointe Trace, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: ESE at 1.8 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Leestown Road, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Miles Estates, Nicholasville, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Becknerville, Winchester, KY

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: ENE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
119 am EDT Sat Apr 30 2016 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through Saturday night)... 
issued at 320 PM EDT Fri Apr 29 2016 


The synoptic pattern this afternoon features a potent trough across 
the Southern Plains. This trough will take on more of a negative 
tilt as it ejects northeast into the Midwest, bringing chances for 
showers/thunderstorms through the period. 


An mesoscale convective system continues to churn across portions of Dixie alley early this 
afternoon. The stratiform rain shield continues to slowly progress 
east-northeast into portions of western KY, but is fighting increasingly dry 
low-level air. Do think this shield of rain will get into portions 
of south-central Kentucky (with even a few lightning strikes possible), 
but think it'll struggle once it nears the I-64 corridor where the 
drier air is more established. 


As the aforementioned trough ejects into the Midwest, isentropic 
lift will commence in response late tonight on the nose of a 55-knot 
low-level jet. This will result in light shower activity initially 
late tonight as the column saturates, but moisture advection will 
markedly increase by mid/late morning Saturday as the low-level jet 
veers into the Ohio Valley atop a surface warm front lifting north. 
This will result in a swath of showers and thunderstorms, with the 
best coverage expected along/west of I-65 in the late morning hours, 
shifting northeast through the early afternoon. Can't rule out some 
small hail with this activity given the elevated instability, but no 
severe weather is expected. 


Just how fast we are able to clear out the precipitation Saturday 
afternoon will set the stage for thunderstorm potential late 
Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. As it looks now, areas 
along and west of I-65 will get into the eastern edge of the best 
instability axis. Convection should develop along the MS River 
Valley in the afternoon beneath the exit region of an upper-level 
jet streak, spreading east towards the region in the early evening 
hours. The best threat for severe with this activity does appear to 
be off to the west, but can't rule out a few stronger storms getting 
into the western lmk County Warning Area tomorrow evening. Again, this threat will 
likely be more fine-tuned once we see how the morning convection 
plays out and where the eastern edge of the better instability sets 
up. 


Showers and thunderstorms will become less numerous late Saturday 
night after 06z, but with the main upper-level forcing nosing in 
during this time, still could see some showers/storms continuing 
thus will continue with 40-60 pops. 


Long term (sunday through friday)... 
issued at 335 PM EDT Fri Apr 29 2016 


Low pressure will move up the Ohio Valley Sunday, dragging its cold 
front through southern Indiana and central Kentucky Sunday evening. 
At 500 mb a compact vort Max will cross the Midwest with an associated 
speed Max taking a path from Missouri to Indiana. Added support for 
storms will be provided by a 100kt jet streaming from the Desert 
Southwest to New England. Shear will be strong and surface dew 
points will climb into the lower 60s -- about 15 degrees above 
climatology for the first day of may. Convective temperatures in the 
mid 70s should be attainable, though widespread clouds and possible 
morning showers may help to tamp down surface-based instability. If 
storms can get going, then hail looks like the primary threat thanks 
to wbz heights around 8k feet. 


Showers and storms will push off to the east Sunday night. The 
forecast for the work week is something of a mess given significant 
disagreement among models. GFS is more or less a compromise among 
the GFS/ec/Gem, but cannot make any big changes to the forecast at 
this time given lack of strong support for any particular outcome. 


There has, though, been a consistent signal of deep upper troffing 
digging into the eastern United States for the second half of the 
upcoming week, providing US with cool temperatures. We'll see lows 
in some spots down into the 40s each morning Tuesday through Friday. 


&& 


Aviation (06z taf update)... 
updated at 118 am EDT Sat Apr 30 2016 


A weak line of showers moving toward ksdf has been producing little 
more than sprinkles, with no visibility reductions and ceilings 
remaining at or above 060. This is the precursor to a larger area 
of showers and thunderstorms will west of the Mississippi River that 
will be moving through all 3 taf sites today. Current location of 
this larger area coincides well with model guidance placing it in 
kbwg and ksdf in 14z-16z time frame and into klex by before 18z. 
Will continue current forecast trend of mainly VFR ceilings and vsbys 
based on observations to our west with existing precip, and modify 
as necessary as the system approaches. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........kjd 
long term.........13 
aviation..........jbs 






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