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Current Conditions

  • 82°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 71°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 86

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on September 01, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with rain showers, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 86F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 90F with a heat index of 99F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 64F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 02:31 am EDT on September 1, 2014


... Record monthly maximum rainfall set at Bowling Green KY...

The 11.33 inches of rainfall that fell at Bowling Green KY set a
record for the most rainfall in the month of August. The previous
record rainfall for the month was 9.34 inches... set back in 1926.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: South at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.8 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Clearwater, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Sayre School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SW at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.5 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: West at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 7:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSW at 4.3 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.8 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:09 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Rocky Fork, Lancaster, KY

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SW at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.9 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: South at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
708 PM EDT Mon Sep 1 2014 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through Tuesday night)... 
issued at 303 PM EDT Mon Sep 1 2014 


A cold front stretching from the Great Lakes to the Red River valley 
will sag southeastward this evening. Tonight a strengthening low 
level jet will impinge on the front as a shortwave trof slides in 
from the northwest. With plenty of moisture available, showers and 
thunderstorms will develop from Oklahoma to Indiana overnight. This 
activity will push into the Ohio Valley by morning. Timing of this 
rainfall is difficult to nail down, but right now it looks like wet 
weather will become widespread across southern Indiana after 
midnight, into the Louisville Metro and Ohio River counties a few 
hours either side of dawn, and into the rest of central Kentucky 
during the day Tuesday. 


Over the course of the day Tuesday showers and thunderstorms will 
remain a good bet. The initiating cold front will be dissipating, 
but enough boundaries and instability will be in the area to 
continue chances of convection. Locally gusty winds will be the 
main threat from any stronger cells. 


Tuesday night any remaining storms in the Lake Cumberland region 
will gradually taper off and/or exit to the southeast. Patchy fog 
looks like a good bet after midnight, though lingering cloud cover 
may put a monkey wrench in that. 


Tonight will be very warm and muggy with lows only in the lower and 
middle 70s. There will be a slight breeze from the south around 5 
to 10 mph, but it will still be uncomfortable for folks without air 
conditioning. 


High temperatures on Tuesday are challenging given the clouds and 
rain in the area, but lower to middle 80s sound about right. 
Tuesday night will be a little cooler behind the front, with 
temperatures dropping into the middle and upper 60s. 


Long term (wednesday through monday)... 
issued at 303 PM EDT Mon Sep 1 2014 


Wednesday through Thursday... 


In the wake of a progressive yet shallow 500mb trough exiting New 
England, ridging will build northwards over the Tennessee and Ohio 
valleys from Wednesday through late Friday. As upper heights build, 
expect a warm and humid period that will feel a lot like mid Summer. 
With the storm track well north across the upper Midwest, rain 
chances will stay sparse with just isolated afternoon and evening 
convection at best. Despite recent ample rains, highs will still 
approach or just exceed 90 degrees. Expect warm muggy nights with 
lows near or just above 70. 


Friday through Monday... 


A shallow progressive upper trough will move across the northern 
Great Lakes Saturday into early Sunday. In the wake of this system 
surface high pressure of Canadian origin will sink southwards across 
the upper Midwest and eventually the Northern Ohio valley. Ahead of 
this though, an elongated cold front will slowly sag southwards 
through Illinois and Indiana late Friday, possibly crossing the 
commonwealth by early Sunday. This boundary, which will run roughly 
parallel to the mid-level flow will be slow moving. One or more 
rounds of convection will accompany this boundary due to pre-frontal 
convergence and moist air. Friday night and Saturday will provide 
the best chance for storms based on a compromise on the speed of 
this front. Some showers may linger Sunday morning across our 
southern counties, however, by afternoon cooler and distinctly drier 
air will arrive from the north. Friday's highs will approach 90, 
with highs only in the mid-80s for an expected mostly cloudy 
Saturday. Sunday will become much less humid with clearing and a 
high only in the upper 70s to around 80. 


High pressure will become centered over the Great Lakes on Monday, 
with northeast winds expected across the commonwealth. With mostly 
clear skies expected after morning lows possibly in the 50s, highs 
will reach the upper 70s to around 80. 


&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
issued at 707 PM EDT Mon Sep 1 2014 


Scattered showers with continue to move northeastward across 
southern Indiana and portions of northern Kentucky this evening. 
Best chances of seeing any shower activity would be at ksdf through 
about 02/03z. Will continue to monitor ksdf closely this evening 
and amend if necessary. Elsewhere at kbwg and klex, expect VFR 
conditions at those terminals. Winds will remain out of the 
southwest this evening at 5-10 knots. Winds are expected to drop 
below 6 knots after 02/03z at all the terminals. 


Surface cold front is still expected to approach the region late 
tonight. Late afternoon model solutions suggest convective activity 
upstream in western Missouri will continue to develop and then 
spread eastward toward southern Illinois and western Kentucky late tonight. 
Expect showers and possible storms to re-enter the kbwg and ksdf 
terminals after 02/10z and then into klex after 02/12z. These times 
may need to be bumped up in subsequent forecasts as we see 
convective evolution take place out to our west. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........13 
long term.........Jsd 
aviation..........mj 



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