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Here are the local conditions for central Kentucky and Lexington...



800 PM EDT FRI JUN 22 2018
...CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MT STERLING*   CLOUDY    70  64  83 S6        29.75S                  
FLEMING/MASON*   N/A     72  69  90 SW6       29.72S                  
DANVILLE*        N/A     70  68  94 SW3       29.74S                  
LEXINGTON      PTSUNNY   72  66  81 SW7       29.71S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  69; 6HR MAX TEMP:  81; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                

FRANKFORT        N/A     70  64  81 SW6       29.69S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  69; 6HR MAX TEMP:  78; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

LOUISVILLE     PTSUNNY   73  65  75 W14       29.69R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  72; 6HR MAX TEMP:  78; 6HR PCP:  0.15;                

LEBANON*         N/A     72  68  88 SW7       29.72S                  
GLASGOW*       CLOUDY    76  60  57 W7        29.73R                  
BOWLING GREEN  PTSUNNY   80  63  55 W12       29.72R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  77; 6HR MAX TEMP:  85; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                


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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky


Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Friday June 22, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 79 degrees west, near 72 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, partly sunny central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, poor central, and poor east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 80 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 69 degrees at Jackson.

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Updated Friday Evening, June 22, 2018

...Storms Expected Into The Weekend...

Isolated to scattered showers and storms will remain in the forecst this evening, before diminishing overnight. Just like previous days, storms will be capable of heavy rain, gusty winds, and cloud to ground lightning. Scattered chances then remain in the forecast through the weekend. Temperatures stay in the 80s, but begin to increase back into the 90s over the next work week.

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450 
FXUS63 KLMK 222312
AFDLMK

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
712 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

.Short Term...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 220 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

Bands of showers/storms rotating around a large storm system to our 
northwest will continue the rest of the afternoon and start to taper 
off early this evening. That low will rotate into central Indiana 
overnight, providing some lower cloud cover Saturday morning, 
especially over southern Indiana and north central Kentucky.

For the rest of Saturday, the system will move slowly northeast and 
open up by afternoon over the Eastern Great Lakes. Meanwhile, 
another disturbance causing storms over Colorado will accelerate 
eastward tonight into our area Saturday afternoon. Should be enough 
lift ahead of this feature, as well as moisture, to provide for at 
least scattered afternoon thunderstorms along the I-75 corridor as 
well as southern Kentucky. With a little more pokes of sunshine by 
afternoon and also with higher thicknesses moving into the area, we 
should see temperatures warm some compared to today.

&&

.Long Term...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 232 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

The weakening low pressure system will continue to pull off to the 
northeast on Saturday night. A trailing frontal boundary from this 
system will stall out across south central KY and serve as the focus 
for storms Saturday night. This front will slowly drift back to the 
north Sunday into Monday as a low pressure system develops over the 
Plains. Scattered showers and storms are expected through Monday as 
multiple impulses move through the upper level flow. Monday is 
looking a bit wetter than in previous runs with the front farther to 
the north.

Monday night looks to briefly dry out as upper level ridging builds 
in for a short time. However, a stronger trough will approach 
Tuesday and swing through during the middle of the week bringing 
more rounds of showers and storms. 

Ridging will build back in for the end of the work week bringing 
with it the return of the heat. High temps look to be back into the 
low to mid 90s by Thursday.

&&

.Aviation...(00Z TAF Issuance)
Issued at 712 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

Scattered showers associated with low pressure over Indiana and Ohio 
will fall apart shortly after sunset. The main issue overnight will 
be low clouds as a large field of sub-VFR clouds over the Midwest 
today advects in. These low clouds will enter the Ohio Valley around 
or just after midnight and persist into Saturday morning, slowly 
lifting and breaking up over the course of the day. There is some 
question just how far south the clouds will get...BWG may be on the 
southern edge.

A weak upper level disturbance over the Kansas High Plains this 
evening will advance to the Tennessee Valley tomorrow and may bring 
a few showers and storms to the region in the afternoon. BWG stands 
the best shot at seeing convection, but right now coverage appears 
too widely scattered for inclusion in the TAF yet.

&&

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

$$

Short Term...RJS
Long Term...EER
Aviation...13


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And here's the Central Kentucky Forecast...

Fri Jun 22 20:06:13 EDT 2018

Fayette-
Including the city of Lexington
806 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018

.OVERNIGHT...Partly cloudy with isolated showers and
thunderstorms late in the evening, then mostly cloudy after
midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation 20 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds up to 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent. 
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 90. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 90. 


And the Medium- and long-Range Outlook for Kentucky...


                             KENTUCKY                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JUN 28-JUL 2 JUN 30-JUL 6    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy

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