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Current Conditions

  • 52°
  • Clear
  • Wind: East 12 mph
  • Humidity: 54%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 36°
  • Pressure: 30.07 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on April 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with rain showers. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain after midnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 79F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 64F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:44 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: ESE at 9.9 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: East at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sayre School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Hamburg (Sir Barton and Star Shoot), Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.4 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Monticello, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: East at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:44 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: ENE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 10:43 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: ESE at 10.4 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Rocky Fork, Lancaster, KY

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: North at 4.9 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: ESE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ruckerville, Winchester, KY

Updated: 10:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: ESE at 18.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 10:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.9 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: ENE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
649 am EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through friday)... 
issued at 300 am EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


Surface high pressure across the eastern Great Lakes and upper-level 
ridging directly over the forecast area will push east today as a 
front approaches from the west. Southerly winds of 10-15 mph and a 
few gusts to around 20 mph today will help usher in warmer 
temperatures when compared to yesterday. Highs this afternoon should 
range from roughly middle 70s to around 80. Clouds will increase 
through the day as the front nears the lower Ohio Valley. 


A low pressure system pushing through the upper Midwest will swing 
the aforementioned cold front through the forecast area tonight. 
Overall, the system has slowed a bit. Showers and storms will 
develop along this front across the middle Mississippi Valley today 
and push east through our area overnight. With marginal instability 
to our west, some of these storms may become severe and form a line 
of convection ahead of the actual front. However, when the line of 
showers and storms reach our area, they should be in a weakening 
state. Still, some gusty winds of 40-50 mph are certainly possible 
with the strongest storms we might see tonight. The best chance of 
the stronger gusts would be along and west of the I-65 corridor, 
particularly along the Kentucky/Tennessee border. As this line weakens and pushes 
east after midnight, some additional development of mainly showers 
will be possible along the actual front. This activity is expected 
to push across the area after midnight and through the pre-dawn 
hours, exiting to our east Friday morning. Temperatures should stay 
mild, with middle 50s for lows. 


Some lingering clouds and precip first thing Friday morning will 
quickly exit east, with a mostly sunny afternoon expected. Westerly 
winds of 12-18 mph and a some gusts of 20-25 mph can be expected. 
Temperatures should top out in the lower to middle 70s Friday 
afternoon. 


Long term (friday night through wednesday)... 
issued at 305 am EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


Stalling front that originally looked to push into the region Friday 
night/Saturday now looks like it may just make it to our northern 
counties, but it still looks to dissipate as ridging builds in aloft 
for the weekend. We should stay dry and above normal both days. 


Sunday night, a pv anomaly, now over the Gulf of Alaska, will rotate 
into the Central Plains. This system will nudge the upper ridge 
bringing US the dry weekend east and allow for more moisture to get 
into the region. A focus will develop for precipitation in the form 
of a warm front attached to a fairly deep low pressure center 
somewhere over KS/NE. Models, both deterministic and ensemble, are 
in pretty good agreement for this scenario, but they differ on just 
how much precip we would get this far east of that system. The 
blended model forecast looks similar to our ongoing forecast with 
high-end chance (~50%) across the western forecast area and low-end 
chance (~30%) in the Bluegrass. 


On Monday, the frontal zone looks to sharpen, but most of the models 
show our region in the warm sector, continuing to get a feed of 
moisture from the south and keeping in good rain chances. The 12z 
Euro was the farthest south with this frontal zone, allowing much 
cooler air into the northern half of the forecast area. Will 
consider this an outlier for now and keep most of our area above 
normal, especially as the New Run coming in now is more in line with 
the other models. 


The forecast for Monday night through Wednesday continues to look 
wet, as a second pv anomaly retrogrades across the northern Great 
Lakes and becomes wrapped up with the first system, into a large 
gyre over the Midwest by Wednesday. Even though this is an unusual 
pattern, many of the models are showing it. Exact details of the day 
to day forecast are hard to pin down at this point, as we probably 
will have some periods with dry slots working over US, but rain 
chances continue to look good. Our temperatures will depend on how 
far south that upper low settles, so this part of the forecast is 
lower confidence. 


Given the slow motion of the system, may eventually have to deal 
with some flooding issues. For now have quantitative precipitation forecast from 12z Sunday through 
Wednesday at 1.5-2.5". 


&& 


Aviation (12z taf update)... 
issued at 645 am EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


High pressure currently in control will shift east today as a low 
pressure system approaches from the west. Southeasterly winds will 
increase to around 10-12 knots with a few gusts to around 18 knots 
or so in the afternoon. Winds will become southwesterly and remain 
breezy late tonight just ahead of the cold front. Clouds will 
increase through the day and lower tonight as the front and 
associated precipitation nears. Have vcsh around or after midnight 
for all sites, as showers and scattered thunderstorms along an ahead 
of the front push across the region. Conditions look to remain VFR 
until late in the taf period for both sdf and bwg, where ceilings 
will drop to MVFR (perhaps lower). MVFR cigs at Lex should occur 
around and after 12z Friday. Reduced visibility will also be 
possible in heavier convection, but would likely be on a temporary 
basis. Conditions should improve as we head into Friday afternoon 
and the precip moves east. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........mjp 
long term.........Rjs 
aviation..........mjp 










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