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Current Conditions

  • 66°
  • Clear
  • Wind: South 4 mph
  • Humidity: 28%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 32°
  • Pressure: 29.84 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Somerset, Kentucky

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 79F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 79F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the WSW 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

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: RAWS SOMERSET KY US, Ferguson, KY

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: SE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: HALLS BACKYARD WEATHER, SCIENCE HILL, KY

Updated: 10:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Burnside, KY

Updated: 10:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: Calm Pressure: 26.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MSWO, London, KY

Updated: 10:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Jackson Kentucky 
954 PM EDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Update... 
issued at 954 PM EDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Updated the forecast to better reflect current conditions and model 
trends. The biggest changes were to temperatures and dewpoints out 
through 4 periods. Used the 18 gmt consensus model blend to make the 
updates. Most of the temperature changes were downward. The system has 
entered western Kentucky and there has been some active lightning 
with the system. Expecting this line to move into the area near dawn. 
The rest of the forecast is on track. 


Update issued at 752 PM EDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Updated the forecast to better reflect current conditions and model 
trends. The leading edge of the next system is finally making its way 
into western Kentucky. Still expecting the rain to move into eastern 
Kentucky near dawn. The rest of the forecast is on track. 


&& 


Short term...(this evening through Friday night) 
issued at 406 PM EDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Low pressure over the middle Mississippi Valley at middle afternoon will 
deepen as it moves east-northeast north of the Ohio River. It will pull Gulf of 
Mexico moisture northward as it approaches...with a band of showers 
and scattered thunderstorms developing as the warmer and more humid 
air arrives aloft. This band of precipitation will be exiting to the east 
on Friday morning. There is some discrepancy in the models concerning 
timing of this precipitation...and a model compromise was used. Variation in 
the timing will have an impact on the pop for Friday...and some 
adjustment may be necessary. Scattered showers may linger behind the 
initial round...but they will come to an end after cold frontal 
passage during the day. 


A ridge of high pressure will build in from the west behind the 
system late Friday...bringing decreasing clouds and dry weather which 
will last through Friday night. 


Long term...(saturday through thursday) 
issued at 351 PM EDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Period will start off with an amplified ridging pattern 
aloft...moving eastward into the Ohio River valley region as a 
closed low strengthens over the Western Plains through Sunday...and 
another closed low gains strength off the New England coast. As much 
of Kentucky remains in this ridging pattern through the weekend...expect 
winds to generally remain out of the south and warm moist air to be 
advected in. This will mean above normal temperatures for the 
weekend...with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to around 80 for 
both Saturday and Sunday. By Monday...the closed low over the plains 
will have moved eastward into the Central Plains...where it will 
become somewhat more stationary and broaden. At the surface...a low 
pressure system will be Colorado-located with the upper level low...over 
the Central Plains Sunday into Sunday night. The associated warm 
front will find itself across Kentucky Saturday and Sunday...also 
supporting the enhanced temperatures. By Monday afternoon the low 
will begin slowly moving eastward...with the cold front reaching Kentucky 
by Monday afternoon...stalling...and then progressing across the 
eastern portion of the state during the day Tuesday. 


Based on the latest GFS soundings...moisture will puncture the area 
in the form of high clouds Saturday night and Sunday. Dry air will 
still be abundant...however...in the low levels. Moisture will then 
work its way in ahead of the cold front during the day Monday. 
Unfortunately...the timing and extent of precipitation is still somewhat 
uncertain as the overall agreement of the models begins to 
deteriorate from this point forward. With downslope flow expected 
through Monday night...agree with previous forecast that this will 
hamper some of our chances for widespread precipitation early on. But 
should see some good chances of forward progression and widespread 
coverage by late Monday and through the day Tuesday. Generally left 
the 12 hour probability of precipitation up to the allblend based on uncertainty in the 
model agreement...though matched up fairly well with surrounding 
offices. Based on the lows trajectory through /or near to/ the state 
of Kentucky...we could be in line to see some wrap around moisture and 
continued probability of precipitation through Tuesday night as well. 


Colder temperatures will filter in from the north with temperatures 
dropping back down into the lower 70s for Tuesday afternoon. The 
upper level low...and surface low...will then begin to rotate across 
the east central Continental U.S....with several shortwaves developing and 
rotating within the low...but making no eastward progression. If 
this holds true...we can expect a very wet end of the forecast 
period...with only brief breaks in precipitation from Tuesday night on. As 
was stated before...the timing and set up of these shortwaves will 
be what drives our precipitation coverage...so will continue to use a 
consensus of the models this far out. Either way...expect temperatures to 
continue cooling...falling well below normal by Wednesday and 
Thursday. Cooling temperatures and loss of instability by Wednesday 
should be enough to cut off any further thunderstorm threats for the 
end of the forecast period. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 24z Friday evening) 
issued at 752 PM EDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


VFR will persist until late tonight. After about 08z a band of 
showers and scattered thunderstorms will move into the region from 
the west...reaching the eastern tip of Kentucky by around 12z. A reduction 
to mostly MVFR and areas of IFR is expected with the area of precipitation. 
The precipitation will start to diminish from west to east after about 
10z...although a few showers will linger into the day. Winds will be 
fairly light until near the end of the period...when passage of a 
cold front will bring an increase in wind...with gusts from the west 
starting to top 20 kts. 




&& 


Jkl watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Update...jj 
short term...hal 
long term...geogerian 
aviation...hal/jj 












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