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Current Conditions

  • 83°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 74°
  • Pressure: 30.05 in. -
  • Heat Index: 89

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 75 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on August 21, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms. High of 90F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 73F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



08/20/2014 0523 PM

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Tree down across S yarrellton Pike.




08/20/2014 0524 PM

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind gust M59 mph, reported by ASOS.


            At Airport




08/20/2014 0515 PM

4 miles SSE of Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            The earlier report of damage to brick home and trees
            down at Cromwell way was discovered to be a false
            report.





08/20/2014 0523 PM

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Tree down across S yarrellton Pike.





08/20/2014 0515 PM

4 miles SSE of Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Damage to brick home and trees down at Cromwell way.





08/20/2014 0524 PM

Lexington, Fayette County.

Thunderstorm wind gust M59 mph, reported by ASOS.


            At Airport




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: ESE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 96 °F Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Clearwater, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Sayre School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.6 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.0 °F Dew Point: 81 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 101 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.8 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: 96 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.8 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.8 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.3 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Rocky Fork, Lancaster, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: WSW at 2.4 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.0 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.0 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: WNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Ruckerville, Winchester, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.3 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Frankfort, Kentucky East: Twin Hollies Server, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 3:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: West at 2.9 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
334 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014 


Short term (now through Friday night)... 
issued at 300 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014 


A 500 mb ridge will continue to build across the Midwest through the 
short term period. This will keep the lower Ohio Valley in 
northwesterly flow aloft, though it will become more 
north-northwesterly by Friday night. At the surface the boundaries 
will remain to the north keeping US in warm southerly flow. 


For the remainder of the afternoon, an upper level disturbance will 
continue to push east and as it does showers and storms will shift 
eastward. There is still a chance for some strong storms over the 
Bluegrass over the next few hours with gusty winds and possibly 
small hail. This activity should move east by early evening. 
Thereafter, it looks like there will be a break through much of the 
evening and overnight period. 


For tomorrow another shortwave will dive through the northwesterly 
flow during the morning. Precipitation chances will start to 
increase around daybreak, particularly across southern in and north 
central Kentucky. A secondary weak vortmax looks to also move through 
tomorrow evening. This could result in a couple of rounds of showers 
and storms tomorrow. Again the best chance for storms tomorrow will 
be across southern Indiana and east central Kentucky. Given the more 
northwesterly flow aloft tomorrow, storms could develop a bit 
further west across central Kentucky than they did today. Still will keep 
coverage scattered. The chance for strong to marginally severe 
storms is a bit in question tomorrow given the ongoing early 
convection and presence of clouds. Models do indicate some moderate 
instability developing by afternoon, so a few strong storms with 
gusty wind and small hail are not out of the question. 


With the ridge building in to the West Heights will build aloft. 
Temperatures tomorrow will rise into the low to mid 90s. With 
dewpoints in the upper 60s to lower 70s this will result in heat 
indices ranging from the mid 90s in the east to the lower 100s in 
the central and west part of the forecast area. Overnight lows will 
remain on the warm side in the lower to mid 70s. 


Long term (saturday through thursday)... 
issued at 332 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014 


..heat, humidity, and unsettled weather into early next week... 


Once again, all eyes are on the Stout upper ridge over the southeast 
United States for the long term forecast. How hot and humid will it 
get, and how long will it stick around? 


While there was good agreement among the models on where and how the 
ridge would form, there was significant disagreement on how long it 
would last. The GFS has been pretty consistent over its last several 
runs with its upper trof/ridge/trof pattern from The Rockies to the 
western Atlantic. Also, the operational run agrees fairly closely 
with the ensemble mean at 500 hpa. It does get some general support 
from the cfs by the tail end of the forecast period as well. 
Finally, the 12z/21 run of the European model (ecmwf) has trended significantly 
toward the current GFS solution. So, will lean heavily on the GFS 
for this forecast. 


Given that, the summertime southeast U.S. Upper ridge is expected to 
hold its ground through at least Tuesday night, providing US with 
hazy, hot, and humid conditions. A trof invading from the northwest 
will then flatten the ridge Wed/Thu as it cruises from the plains to 
the Great Lakes. This is a source of uncertainty in the forecast, 
though, as we'll have to see if the trof is able to eat into the 
strong ridge as much as is currently advertised. 


As noted in previous forecasts, storms will still be in the forecast 
despite the upper ridging. The center of the ridge remains just off 
to our South/West for much of the time, and mid level capping is 
weak. So, isolated/scattered diurnal afternoon/evening convection 
can't be ruled out. The best chances for storms will be from 
southern Indiana through the Blue Grass, and the best chances for 
heat will be across western and southern portions of central 
Kentucky. Mid-level lapse rates are unimpressive and wet bulb 
zeroes are very high, but a few of the stronger storms could produce 
some locally strong wind gusts. 


Afternoon highs will be in the lower and middle 90s Saturday through 
Monday, and around 90 Tuesday through Thursday. Dew points through 
at least Tuesday will be very uncomfortable in the lower and middle 
70s. As a result, we'll stay warm at night with lows in the 70s. 


Since one of the criteria for a heat advisory is heat index readings 
of 100-105 for four consecutive days, we'll go ahead and hoist the 
headline for Friday through Monday. In addition to satisfying the 
criteria, this will also raise awareness for weekend outdoor 
activities such as the Kentucky state fair. We'll restrict the 
advisory to about the western two-thirds of the lmk County Warning Area where the 
chances for headline-worthy heat are the greatest. 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
issued at 105 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014 


High pressure aloft continue to build in across the region. This 
will suppress thunderstorms keeping the taf sites mostly sites dry 
through the period. The only question will be Lex this afternoon 
where an isolated shower or two could move over the Airport. 
However, chances are low so will likely leave precipitation out of 
the taf. Winds this afternoon will be out of the southwest. These 
will shift to more southerly tonight and decrease to around 5 knots. 
For tomorrow will keep the forecast dry once again with winds 
shifting back to southwesterly. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........eer 
long term.........13 
aviation..........eer 



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