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Current Ag Weather Conditions

Based on observations at 1100am EST, Monday February 24, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 42 degrees central, and near 43 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, light rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Paducah, Louisville International, Louisville Bowman, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Somerset.
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524 
ASUS43 KLMK 241610
RWRKY 
KENTUCKY REGIONAL WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1100 AM EST MON FEB 24 2020

NOTE "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET
WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.

KYZ001>023-026-027-061>063-070>075-241700-
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        LGT RAIN  47  44  90 SE13      29.77F                  
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    44  43  96 SE8       29.83F                  
OWENSBORO      LGT RAIN  45  44  97 SE15      29.87F FOG              
HOPKINSVILLE   LGT RAIN  44  44 100 SE14G23   29.83F FOG              
BOWLING GREEN  CLOUDY    47  41  80 SE12      29.91F                  
GLASGOW        LGT RAIN  43  41  94 SE9G16    29.92F                  
$$

KYZ024-025-028>034-038-045-046-053-241700-
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF CLOUDY    47  40  76 SE14G22   29.94S                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU CLOUDY    47  40  76 S15G26    29.95F                  
FORT KNOX      CLOUDY    46  45  93 SE14      29.92F                  
$$

KYZ035>037-039>044-047>052-055>060-089>105-241700-
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      LGT RAIN  42  40  92 SE13      29.98F                  
COVINGTON      LGT RAIN  42  39  89 S7        29.96F                  
FRANKFORT      CLOUDY    45  41  86 SE12G17   29.95F                  
$$

KYZ054-064>069-076>088-106>120-241700-
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        LGT RAIN  43  38  82 SW3       30.01F                  
LONDON         CLOUDY    43  39  86 S9        30.01F                  
SOMERSET       CLOUDY    41  36  81 SW6       30.01F                  
MIDDLESBORO    CLOUDY    42  38  85 S6        30.05F                  
MONTICELLO     CLOUDY    43  40  89 SE10G16   30.00F                  
$$

  





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980 
FXUS63 KLMK 241133
AFDLMK

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
633 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

...Updated Aviation Discussion...

.Short Term...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 245 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

Main weather player in the short term is a closed upper low over the 
Oklahoma Panhandle. Broad isentropic lift ahead of this system is 
spreading precip from SW-NE into western and central Kentucky, and 
by daybreak most of the region should see light rain.  

Rain will continue for much of the day today and well into tonight, 
with very little diurnal range in temps. Could see some elevated 
instability develop late this afternoon into this evening, so will 
continue to roll with slight chances for thunder, mainly across 
south central Kentucky. Low-level inversion will keep a lid on any 
severe potential. Upper low opens up and really weakens as it moves 
toward the Ohio Valley, and we could start to see precip taper off 
from SW-NE late tonight as the upper wave leaves the sfc low 
behind over southwest Indiana.

.Long Term...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 245 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

Tuesday - Wednesday Night...

The upper pattern will feature broad troughing over the central part 
of the CONUS as we move toward the mid week time frame. Within this 
pattern, two pieces of shortwave energy will be of note. Tuesday, 
the lead shortwave over the Wabash River Valley will be a shell of 
it's former self, along with a continually weakening surface low 
passing just to our north. There will still be enough moisture 
associated with this feature to keep scattered light rain showers in 
across mainly our north and east CWA, especially in the morning. 
Southern and central KY stand the best chance at staying dry, 
especially by afternoon. Despite a weak cold front passing through, 
highs will still be able to reach into the 50s during the day.

The lead system departs to the NE Tuesday night, with a mainly dry 
overnight, and lows dropping into the mid and upper 30s. A second 
and much more potent shortwave (trop fold down to ~550mb) will 
quickly rotate into the lower Great Lakes region by Wednesday 
morning. As this occurs, an intense mid to upper level impulse will 
round the base of the shortwave and overspread the weak surface low 
left behind by the previous weakening shortwave over the eastern 
Great Lakes. Strong upper level divergence within the left exit 
region of the impulse will lead to rapid surface cyclogenesis once 
again, turning on cold advection over our area and sparking 
scattered to numerous showers within steepening low level lapse 
rates Wednesday into early Wednesday evening. Surface temps are 
expected to be in the mid to upper 30s across our area on Wednesday, 
however given the steepening low level lapse rates, think we could 
see some snow mixing in with rain showers, especially across our 
north and east. Overall, don't expect we'll see much accumulation 
potential given the mild conditions, but suppose we could have some 
brief vis restrictions and perhaps a dusting with any stronger 
shower. Gusty W winds will also be noted during this time.

The trough axis moves through by Wednesday night, with dry and cold 
conditions returning. Lows by Thursday morning should be in the mid 
20s. 

Thursday...

Mostly clear, dry, and cold conditions will be around for Thursday 
as we sit under NW flow aloft. Highs are expected to stay in the mid 
to upper 30s, with maybe a few low 40s down across our far SW.

Thursday Night - Sunday...

The late week into the first part of the weekend will feature mostly 
dry conditions under a NW flow aloft pattern. However, we will have 
to watch for a couple of weak clipper systems diving through the 
flow into our region. Models indicate a couple of these disturbances 
will be possible, but timing/placement are scattered so overall 
confidence is low for this cycle. 

After Thursday night lows in the low and mid 20s, highs on Friday 
likely stay in the 35 to 40 degree range. The coldest night of the 
extended looks to be Friday night where some upper teens and low 20s 
look reasonable. Saturday highs recover a degree or two, but we'll 
still see plenty of upper 30s and low 40s for highs. Temps then 
begin to moderate for the end of the weekend into the first part of 
the new work week as 40s and 50s for highs return.

&&

.Aviation...(12Z TAF Issuance)
Issued at 633 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

Light rain has overspread the region early this morning, and 
conditions are gradually deteriorating from a vis/cig standpoint. 
HNB has already seen IFR ceilings, and expect this to prevail 
through today. HNB may even see LIFR by tonight. Expect steady SE 
winds through this forecast cycle.

BWG/SDF/LEX ceilings are currently MVFR or VFR, although they will 
find their way down into the MVFR/low MVFR range later this morning. 
By afternoon and evening, better chances for IFR will exist. There 
will also be a chance for some lower MVFR or IFR visibilities in the 
pockets of heavier rain. Surface winds will be more SE and S in the 
10 to 15 mph range. A few gusts up around 20-25 mph are possible at 
times, especially down near BWG. BWG will also have the best chance 
at some brief periods of VFR later tonight as it remains a bit 
farther south of the warm front, however MVFR will mostly prevail.

&&

.LMK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...None.
KY...None.
&&

$$

Short Term...RAS
Long Term...BJS
Aviation...BJS


JKL

	

138 
FXUS63 KJKL 241505
AFDJKL

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
National Weather Service Jackson KY
1005 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

.UPDATE...
Issued at 1005 AM EST MON FEB 24 2020

Midnight shift updated pop and weather grids between 8 and 9 am
based on the current radar trends. Since that point, the radar
trends have evolved a bit, and therefore another round of updates
to the current and near-term pops/weather was needed. A more
widespread line of showers has been moving through the SW portion
of the CWA, headed NEward. Meanwhile, a strong amount of dry air
has worked into the far eastern and NE portion of the CWA, with
pops diminishing here quite substantially. Tried to time out
stronger line of showers as it heads NE over the next few hours,
but do expect it to fizzle out somewhat as it enters into the 
drier air in this region. Meanwhile, much of the NE CWA should 
continue to expect only scattered activity through the early 
afternoon. For the rest of the afternoon, the ongoing forecast 
looked to still be on track with the latest hi-res models, showing
scattered showers in the NE and pops ramping up in the western 
CWA, then spreading eastward. 

Otherwise, the remainder of the forecast is in good shape. The
changes made during this update were not substantial, but will
likely go ahead and send out a new set of zones to freshen them up
from the original 4am issuance. All updates have been published
and sent to NDFD/web as well.

UPDATE Issued at 745 AM EST MON FEB 24 2020

Light precipitation continues to spread northeast across our area
early this morning. This has generally been eroding as it
encounters drier air in the low levels. The higher precipitation 
amounts have been generally west of I-75, as well as on top of
Black Mountain, where wetbulbing has brought the temperature down
to 29 degrees. Local webcams for some of our higher elevations 
reveal some light accumulation on grassy and elevated surfaces. 
Precipitation looks to lighten up temporarily through the mid- 
morning hours according to radar trends, and will freshen up the 
PoPs accordingly. Updates will be out shortly. 

&&

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Tuesday)
Issued at 349 AM EST MON FEB 24 2020

The latest surface map features broad low pressure across southern
Ontario, with an occluded/cold front stemmed south southwest 
across the Great Lakes and into the Ohio Valley/Midwest regions. 
A secondary low pressure system is wrapped up just east of the 
Oklahoma Panhandle, with a warm front branched to the east 
southeast into Arkansas. The attendant cold front is aligned to 
the south southwest across western Texas. Aloft, a fairly stout 
jet stream is in place across the southern portion of the CONUS. 
Another jet is diving southeast across the northern Rockies, with 
a sharp ridge axis noted across the eastern Pacific. A cutoff low 
is located across the southern Plains, with a more concentrated 
short wave trough moving in across the northern Rockies. Moisture 
advection well out ahead of the southern Plains system is ongoing 
across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, with light rain moving in 
near the southern Tennessee/Kentucky border. Cooler temperatures 
continue to linger in the far eastern valleys, where some mid 30s 
reside. Still, these have bumped up a few degrees overnight. Black
Mountain is also reporting in the mid 30s; however, dew points 
are quite a bit lower there, generally in the low to mid 20s. 

A mostly unsettled weather pattern will dominate the majority of
the short term forecast for eastern Kentucky. The southern Plains
cutoff low will open up and dampen as it moves east towards the
Midwest and eventually into the Ohio Valley late today and into
tonight. Meanwhile, the northern Rockies short wave will become
the more dominant feature tonight and into Tuesday, carving out an
amplified trough west of the Mississippi River by the end of the
period. At the surface, low pressure will also gradually diminish
with time as it heads east today. The system will continue to
track along or near the Commonwealth tonight and into Tuesday,
broadening and dampening even more so with time. Despite the 
weakening system, plenty of moisture will advect in out ahead of 
it, and the lingering jet stream to our south will also aid in the
forcing tonight. 

Expect light rain to move in from the southwest today. This may
start off as a rain/snow mix for elevations above 3000 feet;
however, warmer ground temperatures and the light nature of the
precipitation will keep any impacts minimal. The precipitation
will diminish by the mid to late morning hours, especially across
the east, where downslope flow should lessen the precipitation 
more effectively. As the surface low draws closer from the west 
later this afternoon and into this evening, the associated warm 
front will approach. The NAM is a bit stouter with the 850 mb 
jet, while the ECMWF/GFS are more modest. As such, the NAM carries
a bit more instability into our southwest counties, suggesting a 
few storms might be possible. Forecast soundings west of I-75 look
meager on the instability, with MU CAPE values of generally less
than 250 J/kg. Given that the system is weakening, am inclined to
leave out the mention of thunder. The best overall forcing 
arrives this evening, with the low level jet nosing in from the 
southwest, while a left exit region of an upper level jet streak 
is possibly superimposed aloft for a small window of time. This 
should allow for some more moderate rainfall rates. The rain will
taper off from southwest to northeast into Tuesday, as the deeper
forcing and moisture exit the area. 

Temperatures will trend well above normal through Tuesday. Rain
and clouds will keep highs a bit more suppressed today, generally
in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Readings will not fall much
tonight, given the persistent south to southwest low level flow.
Lows will average in the mid 40s. Depending on cloud cover on
Tuesday, temperatures will rebound into the upper 50s and lower
60s. Both the GFS and NAM show quite a bit of lingering low level
moisture through the morning, before some thinning may be 
possible in the afternoon. 

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Sunday)
Issued at 338 AM EST MON FEB 24 2020

The extended period will start off dry and mild, as a ridge of
high pressure and southwesterly flow associated with it pump warm
moist air into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. This flow will be
in response to the approach of a large and well developed area of
low pressure that will be heading our way. A surface front paired
with the low will push through eastern Kentucky Wednesday and
Wednesday, and will bring widespread precipitation to the area yet
again. The best chance for precipitation will be during the day on
Wednesday, during frontal passage. As the front begins to move off
to our east, the precipitation will taper off and eventually mix
with and change over to snow. We may see a dusting of accumulation
Wednesday night for a few locations, as colder air filters into
the area behind the departing front. We should see a return to dry
weather most of Wednesday night, all of Thursday, and most of
Thursday night, as a weak ridge of high pressure briefly sets up
shop over the region. Based on several different sets of model
data, there it appears to be a decent chance for precipitation
again from very early Friday morning through early Friday evening,
as a fast moving shortwave aloft is forecast to move through the
region. A mix of rain and snow will be possible on Friday. Little
if any snow accumulation is expected, however, due to the speed of
the parent system. Once that system clears our area, we should see
an extended period of dry weather that should last through the
weekend and into the first of next week.

Temperatures during the extended are expected to be below normal
on average, with daytime highs generally forecast to be in the 30s
and 40s, with nightly lows in the 20s on tap after Tuesday
night(lows in the lower 40s forecast for that night). Winds are
expected to be fairly brisk and gusty during the middle of next
week, as strong low pressure moves through the region. The winds
Wednesday through Thursday are forecast to be out of the west at
around 10 Kts, with gusts of 15 to 25 Kts possible at times. 

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Tuesday morning)
ISSUED AT 745 AM EST MON FEB 24 2020

MVFR ceilings and light rain will overspread eastern Kentucky
through the day and especially tonight. There will be some breaks
in the lower deck at times between more sustained bouts of 
precipitation through this afternoon. Ceilings will then lower 
once again towards this evening with more widespread rains moving
back into the area. Low level wind shear will also threaten along
and west of I-75 between 03 and 09z. Light south winds will 
increase to 5 to 8 kts by the late morning hours. These will back 
to the south southeast by early this evening, before veering to 
the south once again towards dawn.

&&

.JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE...JMW
SHORT TERM...GEOGERIAN
LONG TERM...AR
AVIATION...GEOGERIAN

      
PAH

	
087 
FXUS63 KPAH 241128
AFDPAH

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
528 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020

.UPDATE...
Issued at 527 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020

Updated aviation discussion for the 12 UTC TAF issuance. 

&&

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday night)
Issued at 250 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020

Complex forecast in the short term period with multiple systems
progged to impact the area. We'll break it down by time period.

This morning...a mostly solid shield of light to moderate rain is
moving through the area. This is occurring ahead of a warm front
located over the Midsouth that will lift through the area later 
this morning. So far rainfall rates have averaged a few hundredths
to a tenth of an inch per hour. While radar does show pockets of 
moderate rain over NE Arkansas moving towards SE Missouri, 
thinking overall is that rainfall rates will be too low to create 
flooding issues in the Ozark Foothills. 

This afternoon and tonight...Scattered to numerous rain showers
and a few thunderstorms will continue through the early evening 
as the warm front moves north through the CWA. There could be a 
break in the precipitation and maybe a few breaks in the clouds 
in SE Missouri, far SW Illinois, and far W Kentucky from late 
morning into the the early afternoon as midlevel dryness works 
north into that area. High temperatures will range from near 50 
near EVV to the upper 50s at POF. 

Things get interesting by mid- and late afternoon in southeast 
Missouri and perhaps far western Kentucky when the surface low is 
progged to pass just north and west of that region. Modest 
advection of warmth and moisture (temperatures in the mid to upper
50s and dew points in the lower to middle 50s) coupled with steep
mid-level lapse rates of 7.5-8.0 C/km, will yield roughly 250-750
J/kg of surfaced-based instability. Additionally, surface winds 
will become southeasterly along with 60 kts of 0-6 km shear and 
about 100-200 m2/s2 of 0-1 km SRH. With this environment, can't 
rule out a strong to severe thunderstorm this afternoon (mainly 
from 21z-0z), with the primary hazards being isolated large hail, 
a damaging wind gust, and possibly a brief tornado. With the 
surface low nearby, cold air funnels will also be a possibility. 
The SPC day 1 marginal risk for this area has a similar idea. Any 
severe threat will be done by early evening at the latest. 

Tuesday and Wednesday...After a quiet but cloudy Tuesday with
seasonable temperatures, a second quick- moving disturbance will 
pass through the Great Lakes region Tuesday night into Wednesday. 
This could yield a few rain showers initially, but as colder air 
advects southward Wednesday, we could see a changeover to 
rain/snow mix or snow showers along and north of the Ohio River. 
QPF will be very light with this system, so no accumulation is 
expected. With Arctic high pressure forecast to descend our way, 
highs Wednesday will be in the middle 30s to lower 40s, about 
10-15 degrees below normal for late February. 

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Sunday)
Issued at 250 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020

There is reasonable agreement amongst the 00Z guidance in the 
overall pattern through the period, but the consensus for sensible 
weather is not that great.

Thursday through Saturday we will remain in an active northwest flow 
aloft, with multiple impulses likely to stream over the region. The 
00Z guidance continues to indicate some potential for minor surface 
reflections and some light QPF associated with the stronger 
impulses. There continues to be a decent signal for the southern 
half of the area Friday night, and that is the one period and 
location that has slight chance PoPs. Otherwise, the forecast is 
dry, but impulses could impact at least a portion of the area 
anytime from Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning. It will be 
cold with rather persistent northwest or west winds at the surface, 
so snow will be a possibility, especially at night.

Upper ridging is expected to finally develop over the Mississippi 
and Ohio Valleys Sunday. The 00Z GFS Ensemble mean keeps it there 
into next Monday, while the operational 00Z GFS and ECMWF kick out 
an initial impulse from the southwest U.S. trough toward our region, 
effectively flattening the ridge and putting us into southwest flow 
Sunday night or next Monday. With decent low-level warm advection, 
this would result in a good chance of showers and possibly even some 
elevated thunderstorms Sunday night or Monday, especially over 
southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. 

Looking into next Tuesday and Wednesday there is a decent signal for 
heavy rain from widespread showers and some thunderstorms, as the 
southwestern trough slowly moves out over our region.

Temperatures will be well below normal through Saturday, with the 
coldest air expected Friday and Friday night when highs will range 
from the middle 30s north to the lower 40s south, and lows will be 
in the lower to middle 20s. A warming trend will take readings up to 
near normal levels Sunday and a few degrees above normal for Monday.

&&

.AVIATION...
Issued at 527 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020

IFR to LIFR conditions expected through the forecast period along
with periods of showers/fog and isolated afternoon thunderstorms.
Could see a break in the rain this morning into the early 
afternoon at KCGI/KPAH/KMVN. Satellite shows widespread FLS behind
the morning wave of rain, so not expected any improvement in 
cigs. Added VCTS mention this afternoon at KCGI where scattered 
thunderstorm development is possible. Vsbys should improve tonight
into Tuesday morning, but cigs will remain in the IFR/LIFR range.

Winds will become southeasterly today at 9-12 kts as low pressure
passes to the northwest. Some gusts near 20 kts possible. 

&&

.PAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IL...None.
MO...None.
IN...None.
KY...None.
&&

$$

UPDATE...DWS
SHORT TERM...DWS
LONG TERM...DRS
AVIATION...DWS

     
 

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1100am EST, Monday February 24, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 42 degrees central, and near 43 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, light rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Current drying conditions are poor west, poor central, and poor east. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Paducah, Louisville International, Louisville Bowman, and Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Somerset. Click here for the entire list of ag. weather observations across Kentucky.

  
Updated Monday, February 24, 2020

...Widespread Rain To Start The Workweek...

Widespread rain is expected for much of today and tonight. Tuesday will bring a break in the rain, and milder temperatures. Precipitation returns again Wednesday, with much cooler air for the end of the week.

Precipitation could change over to snow on Wednesday evening as much cooler air filters into the area. A dusting of snow is possible by Thursday morning.

Kentucky State Forecast

Western KY:
Central KY:
Eastern KY:

Specific and detailed farm-by-farm weather forecast information is available in your Point Ag Forecast. New County Ag Weather Page, Current Conditions:Kentucky
, U.S.

 Across the Commonwealth...
Western KY .TODAY...Patchy fog in the morning. Showers in the morning, then showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Central KY .TODAY...Rain. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Eastern KY .REST OF TODAY...Rain. Highs around 50. Light winds. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Across the Commonwealth for the next week...

WESTERN KY AREA (including Paducah):

     
Mon Feb 24 04:06:00 EST 2020

McCracken-
Including the city of Paducah
305 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020

.TODAY...Patchy fog in the morning. Showers in the morning, then
showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in
the mid 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation near 100 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Cloudy. Showers in the evening, then a slight chance
of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds
around 10 mph in the evening shifting to the southwest after
midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds
around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain
showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers
in the morning. Highs around 40. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow after
midnight. Lows in the mid 20s. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. 
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. 


 

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CENTRAL KY AREA (including Louisville and Lexington):

  
   
Mon Feb 24 02:58:11 EST 2020

Fayette-
Including the city of Lexington
258 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

.TODAY...Rain. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds
5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Rain. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the
mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain.
Lows around 40. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Rain showers likely. Highs in the lower 40s. West
winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 18. 
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 20. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. 


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EASTERN KY AREA (including Jackson):

  
Mon Feb 24 10:21:36 EST 2020

Breathitt-
Including the city of Jackson
1021 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020

.REST OF TODAY...Rain. Highs around 50. Light winds. Chance of
rain 80 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain
near 100 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers early.
Highs around 60. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in
the afternoon. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain late.
Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds. 
.WEDNESDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s.
Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance
of rain 70 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows
in the upper 20s. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow.
Lows in the mid 20s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs in
the upper 30s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. 
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. 


Kentucky Medium & Long Range Outlook:

KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY FEB 29-MAR 4 MAR 2-MAR 8 FEB FEB-APR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Above Above Normal Precipitation: Above Above Above Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
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And here's the UK Ag, Lawn and Garden Forecast...




WEST - Hazardous Weather
Mon Feb 24 04:02:19 EST 2020 Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton- White-Jackson-Williamson-Saline-Gallatin-Union-Johnson-Pope- Hardin-Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh- Warrick-Spencer-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle-Ballard-McCracken-Graves- Livingston-Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell- Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean- Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter- Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid- 302 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight There is a chance of isolated to scattered thunderstorms across the entire region today. An isolated strong to severe thunderstorm is possible this afternoon in southeast Missouri and far western Kentucky. The primary hazards would be large hail, but an isolated strong wind gust and perhaps a tornado are possible as well. Otherwise, locally enhanced rainfall and lightning are the primary hazards. Flooding continues on portions of the Green, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. Please refer to the latest flood statements for details. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Saturday Flooding will continue on portions of the Green, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. Please refer to the latest flood statements for details .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation cannot be ruled out in southeast Missouri and far western Kentucky this afternoon.
CENTRAL - Hazardous Weather
Mon Feb 24 03:19:31 EST 2020 Orange-Washington-Scott-Jefferson-Dubois-Crawford-Perry-Harrison- Floyd-Clark-Hancock-Breckinridge-Meade-Ohio-Grayson-Hardin-Bullitt- Oldham-Trimble-Henry-Shelby-Franklin-Spencer-Anderson-Woodford- Fayette-Bourbon-Nicholas-Nelson-Mercer-Jessamine-Larue-Marion-Boyle- Garrard-Madison-Butler-Edmonson-Hart-Green-Taylor-Casey-Lincoln- Logan-Warren-Simpson-Allen-Barren-Monroe-Metcalfe-Adair-Russell- Cumberland-Clinton- Including the cities of Paoli, Salem, Scottsburg, Madison, Jasper, English, Tell City, Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Lewisport, Hawesville, Hardinsburg, Brandenburg, Hartford, Leitchfield, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, Milton, New Castle, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana, Taylorsville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle, Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Winchester, Hodgenville, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Morgantown, Brownsville, Horse Cave, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Liberty, Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin, Providence, Scottsville, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown, Burkesville, and Albany 319 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020 /219 AM CST Mon Feb 24 2020/ This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday. Precipitation could change over to snow on Wednesday evening as much cooler air filters into the area. A dusting of snow is possible by Thursday morning. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time. && More information, along with other weather, hydrological and climate information can be found, at weather.gov/louisville.
EAST - Hazardous Weather
Mon Feb 24 04:40:57 EST 2020 Fleming-Montgomery-Bath-Rowan-Estill-Powell-Menifee-Rockcastle- Jackson-Pulaski-Laurel-Wayne-McCreary-Whitley-Knox-Bell-Harlan- Elliott-Morgan-Johnson-Wolfe-Magoffin-Floyd-Lee-Breathitt-Knott- Owsley-Perry-Clay-Leslie-Letcher-Martin-Pike- Including the cities of Flemingsburg, Camargo, Jeffersonville, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Morehead, Irvine, Ravenna, Clay City, Stanton, Frenchburg, Brodhead, Mount Vernon, McKee, Annville, Burnside, Somerset, London, Monticello, Stearns, Whitley City, Corbin, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Middlesboro, Pineville, Cumberland, Harlan, Sandy Hook, West Liberty, Paintsville, Campton, Salyersville, Prestonsburg, Wheelwright, Beattyville, Jackson, Hindman, Pippa Passes, Booneville, Hazard, Manchester, Hyden, Jenkins, Whitesburg, Inez, Coal Run, Elkhorn City, Pikeville, and South Williamson 440 AM EST Mon Feb 24 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is not anticipated.