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1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        FAIR      85  74  69 SW10      29.88S HX  92           
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    84  77  79 S10G17    29.86F HX  94           
OWENSBORO      CLOUDY    84  76  76 S14       29.86F HX  93           
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      86  75  70 S10       29.91F HX  95           
BOWLING GREEN  CLOUDY    86  72  62 SW12G22   29.95R HX  92           
GLASGOW        CLOUDY    85  70  61 SW14      29.95S                  

1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      78  68  71 SE9       29.97F                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    71  68  90 S13       29.91F                  
FRANKFORT      PTSUNNY   78  71  79 SE8       29.93F                  


1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      78  68  71 SE9       29.97F                  
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    71  68  90 S13       29.91F                  
FRANKFORT      PTSUNNY   78  71  79 SE8       29.93F                  

1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        CLOUDY    75  68  78 VRB5      30.05R                  
LONDON         FAIR      83  69  62 S8G18     30.01F                  
SOMERSET       FAIR      84  66  54 SW15      30.00S                  
MIDDLESBORO    FAIR      83  67  58 S8        30.03F                  
MONTICELLO     FAIR      85  70  60 SE8       30.00S                  


Kentucky Weather Synopsis:

Fri Jul 20 12:13:52 EDT 2018

Updated Friday Mid-Day, July 20, 2018

...Severe Weather Expected Today, Heat Advisory West...

According to the latest weather forecasts, an outbreak of severe weather is likely this afternoon and evening across Kentucky. The Storm Prediction Center has a large portion of our area in a "Moderate Risk" (level 4 out of 5 severe risk). Damaging winds, very large hail (> 2+ inches in some instances), and a few tornadoes are possible.

An unseasonably strong storm system will move into the lower Great Lakes through this evening, with a surface cold front trailing from this system also approaching our region by later this evening. The strong storm system will interact with a strongly unstable airmass to develop numerous strong to severe storms. Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes are all possible along with excessive lightning and heavy rainfall. The most widespread period of storms will be from late this afternoon through late evening. The storms should be out of the area midnight. Scattered showers and storms are then possible mainly each afternoon and evening through the weekend, although aren't expected to be as strong as today.

In addition to the potential for severe weather, western sections of the state also have a Heat Advisory in effect. The heat will be the main threat for today with southern portions of the region exceeding triple digit heat index values. Livestock Heat Stress will rise into the Emergency Category in the west and Danger Category for the remainder of the state.

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Current weather around the greater Bluegrass region:

1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018 NORTHEAST KENTUCKY CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS LEXINGTON FAIR 78 68 71 SE9 29.97F COVINGTON CLOUDY 71 68 90 S13 29.91F FRANKFORT PTSUNNY 78 71 79 SE8 29.93F


7-Day NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for central Kentucky:

From the UK ag weather center. Updated: 11 AM Fri Jul 20 2018 this hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central indiana and central kentucky. .day one...today and tonight. scattered storms will develop quickly this afternoon and intensify as a strong upper level weather system pushes through. there will be several waves of storms and all storm hazards are on the table. damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are all threats along with very heavy rainfall and intense frequent lightning. have a way to receive weather warnings and a plan of action. the most widespread period of storms will be from late this afternoon through late evening. the storms should be out of the area midnight. .days two through seven...saturday through thursday. scattered afternoon and evening storms are expected each day through the late weekend and into mid week. .spotter information statement... spotter activation will be needed later this afternoon and well into the evening. This hazardous forecast is provided by The National Weather Service.


The Short-Term Forecast for Kentucky:

Western KY ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT .TODAY...Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highest heat index readings around 103. Central KY .TODAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Eastern KY .TODAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

7-day Forecast for central Kentucky:

Fri Jul 20 03:27:42 EDT 2018 Fayette- Including the city of Lexington 327 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018 .TODAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .TONIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .SATURDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. .SUNDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. .MONDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. .MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. .TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. .WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. .THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
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