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Current Conditions

  • 46°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NNW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 43°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 41

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 49 °
  • Low: 31 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 20 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 56 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Rain

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 11:15 AM EDT on January 26, 2015

  • Thursday

    Cloudy with periods of rain. Thunder possible. High 49F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low 31F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High around 45F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds. Low around 20F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 41F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low 23F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mainly sunny. High 56F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies and rain later during the night. Low near 45F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Monday

    Cloudy and damp with rain in the morning...then becoming sunny by afternoon. High around 60F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Monday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 41F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mainly clear early, then a few clouds later on. Low near 45F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 71F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies and rain later during the night. Low 56F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Thursday

    Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. Low 52F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday

    Showers early becoming less numerous later in the day. High 56F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    A shower or two possible early with partly cloudy skies later at night. Low around 40F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 56F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 39F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 59F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with showers at times. Low around 45F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Lansdowne Merrick, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SSE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Southeastern Hills, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Wilson Downing Rd, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Shoreside Drive, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Hill N Dale, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Clearwater, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Sayre School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Tuscany, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNE at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: RT-LexWX, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: South at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.5 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 2:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NNE at 8.1 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Masterson Station, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NE at 3.6 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 28.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 2.56 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Leestown Road, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Verna Hills, Winchester, KY

Updated: 3:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Shiloh Pointe, Richmond, KY

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NW at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WNW at 9.8 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:02 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WNW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Red Barn, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: WNW at 4.6 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Ruckerville, Winchester, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Stonehedge Street, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: rural, Richmond, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NNE at 5.1 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 3:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
259 PM EDT Thu Mar 26 2015 


Short term (now through Friday night)... 
issued at 200 PM EDT Thu Mar 26 2015 


Main forecast concerns are precipitation trends through this evening 
then the unseasonably cold conditions heading into this weekend. 


Mid afternoon surface analysis shows low pressure near across West 
Virginia with a pronounced cold front stretching back from through 
eastern Kentucky into central Tennessee. Northwest winds and Post 
frontal stratus encompasses much of the area as readings have 
steadily fallen since morning. Much of the area is in the 40s. 


The upper levels are characterized by a digging trough with its axis 
from St Louis to Dallas. A pv anomaly is noted in water vapor 
imagery near Arkansas and this is helping to fuel additional 
showers across southwest Kentucky. A 130 kt jet lies north of the 
area, putting the Ohio Valley favorably within the right entrance 
region. Until the upper level forcing passes, scattered showers 
will pass through central Kentucky and southern Indiana. Areas 
along and west of I-65 should see an end between around 6 PM, then 
between 6 and 9 PM for areas east. Rainfall amounts look to be 1/4 
inch or less. 


Relative humidity fields in the low levels show clouds will be on the decrease 
overnight as drier northwest air arrives. We'll have a steady north 
gradient but plan on lows to fall into the 30s region wide. For 
Friday, still looking a brisk, unseasonably cold day with highs 
again stuck in the 40s. The low level lapse rates and cold air aloft 
will likely result in partly/mostly cloudy cumulus clouds by late 
morning through the afternoon. 26.12z and hi-res models still 
suggesting light showers could develop with it mainly falling as 
rain but could not rule out a snow or sleet pellet at times. 


Canadian high pressure builds in tomorrow night though its axis 
remains to our west for much of the night. Northerly winds will keep 
the boundary layer stirred, holding lows up though mid 20s region 
wide still looks good. Would not be surprised if some outlying, 
sheltered locations drop into the upper teens briefly. 


Long term (saturday through thursday)... 
issued at 250 PM EDT Thu Mar 26 2015 


Canadian surface high and upper trof over the eastern Continental U.S. Will 
keep the first half of the weekend unseasonably cool. While it is 
difficult to discount the nearly-April sun angle, 850mb temps only 
recover to -8c by 00z Sunday. This yields a Max temp forecast in the 
upper 30s/lower 40s, just skirting the cooler end of MOS guidance. 
Saturday night will be a matter of just how efficiently we radiate 
before developing return flow starts to mix the boundary layer. If 
radiational cooling is maximized we could be as cold as Friday 
night, if not a bit colder. This forecast in the lower/mid 20s is 
close to guidance, and is the warmest likely scenario 
notwithstanding the possibility that temps start rising before 
daybreak Sunday if the southeast return flow is strong enough. 


Sunday will be a transitional day between the cold/dry weekend and a 
milder, progressive pattern heading into next week. Return flow will 
allow temps to recover well into the 50s, which is still below 
normal this time of year. Clouds will increase late in the day as a 
weak front approaches, but will keep the pops out of the forecast 
until Sunday night. 


Progressive pattern next week will begin as mainly northwest flow but will 
flatten out around mid-week. Have pretty much followed the latest 
ECMWF, which is slower with the Sunday night cold front and drier 
with the disturbance that passes to our north and east late 
Tuesday/Tuesday night. Timing differences aside, model precip 
appears overdone especially with the first front, as depth of 
moisture is lacking. Will limit pops to chance on Sunday night into 
Monday. Expect the second front to also go through dry. 


A more robust system will develop by Wednesday night and Thursday, 
but model solutions still differ. GFS appears dominated by the 
southern stream while European model (ecmwf) favors the northern stream, but by then 
the upper pattern is flat enough that we do tap enough Gulf moisture 
and warm advection to support precip chances. Still not about to go 
likely 6-7 days out but will go high-end chance on Wednesday night. 
Wednesday's 20-30 pop is even a bit generous, but wanted to wait for 
more continuity and/or agreement in the models before removing the 
mention. Temps above normal Mon-Thu. 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
issued at 1240 PM EDT Thu Mar 26 2015 


Cold front has passed through sdf/Lex/bwg as of early afternoon and 
plan on northwest winds to persist through the taf period. IFR 
ceilings continue across central Kentucky, though drier air coming 
in from the northwest is helping to lift ceilings gradually 
upstream. Plan on a slow but steady improving trend through this 
afternoon and evening. Current satellite trends suggest back edge of 
cloud deck will arrive at sdf/bwg/Lex between mid and late evening. 
Shower activity will wane as well this afternoon with just 
intermittent MVFR visibility restrictions possible. For Friday, 
steep low level lapse rates and cold air aloft will allow 
scattered/broken cu to develop late morning through the afternoon 
hours. Bases with those clouds are expected to be high-end MVFR or 
VFR at this time. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........zt 
long term.........Ras 
aviation..........zt 



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