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Current Ag Weather Conditions

Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 87 degrees west, near 80 degrees central, and near 81 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 95 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 14 mph with gusts at 23 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 89 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at London.
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ASUS43 KLMK 162110
RWRKY 
KENTUCKY REGIONAL WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
500 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018

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>075-162200-
WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PADUCAH        FAIR      87  74  64 SW9       29.96F HX  95           
HENDERSON      FAIR      85  73  67 SW7       29.97F HX  91           
OWENSBORO      FAIR      87  73  62 SW14G21   29.98S HX  94           
HOPKINSVILLE   FAIR      86  73  66 SW17      30.00F HX  93           
BOWLING GREEN  FAIR      89  72  56 SW12      30.02F HX  96           
GLASGOW        FAIR      85  74  68 S9        30.03F HX  92           
$$

KYZ024-025-028>034-038-045-046-053-162200-
NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LOUISVILLE/SDF PTSUNNY   84  72  67 S15       29.98F                  
LOUISVILLE/LOU PTSUNNY   85  74  69 S12G23    29.99F HX  92           
FORT KNOX      FAIR      84  73  68 S10       30.01S HX  90           
$$

KYZ035>037-039>044-047>052-055>060-089>105-162200-
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      80  70  71 S14G23    30.05F                  
COVINGTON      PTSUNNY   78  75  90 S7        30.01F                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      82  71  69 SW16G26   30.01F                  
$$

KYZ054-064>069-076>088-106>120-162200-
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
JACKSON        FAIR      81  73  76 VRB3      30.11F                  
LONDON         LGT RAIN  71  69  93 CALM      30.13R                  
SOMERSET       FAIR      72  72 100 SE5       30.10S                  
MIDDLESBORO    FAIR      85  69  58 SW3       30.13R                  
MONTICELLO     FAIR      76  71  85 NE8       30.09F                  
$$

  





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161 
FXUS63 KLMK 161919
AFDLMK

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
319 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

.Short Term...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 305 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...Round 1 of storms pushing east...
...Convective uncertainty late tonight into Friday....

Well...The widespread advertised rain event is pushing east of the I-
75 corridor except for southern extent of the convection along KY/TN 
border where some cloud top temps of -62C exist. The Lake Cumberland 
counties will have to be watched for any localized heavy rain 
issues.  

The sun is peeking out west of I-65 which will allow some afternoon 
mixing and get SW winds to gust to 15-20 mph through sunset. After 
a lull in precip over most of the region tonight, muggy conditions 
will continue with dewpoints hovering in the lower 70s. There could 
be spotty showers/storms but for now we appear to be in a lull... 
although the latest HRRR keeps sct convection with afternoon heating 
over IL/W KY and moves east. With no widespread additional 
convection expected in the near term, will let the Flash Flood Watch 
expire on schedule at 20 UTC (4 pm EDT).

Next on the horizon, we await the vigorous next vort max. A fairly 
stout upper low will dive out of the SD/NE/IA border and be the 
trigger for more convection towards daybreak tonight from the Show 
Me State eastward. PWATs will remain high so we will need to watch 
radar and KY Mesonet precip trends late tonight and Friday. Around 
12z the rain showers and storms will spread farther south and east 
into central and eastern Kentucky. SPC Day 2 seems reasonable with a 
marginal risk for isolated wind potential.  

Temperatures will stay mild overnight in the lower to mid 70s and 
may struggle again with rain and cloud cover. My plan is to lower 
highs to around 80 except down in southern KY where mid 80s looks 
good with mid and late day sun.

&&

.Long Term...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 305 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...Very transitory with some active weather expected during 
the extended forecast period...

Friday night and Saturday...

Shortwave trough aloft will progress slowly across the Ohio Valley 
during the period. At the same time, a weak surface boundary will 
sag southeast across our forecast area and either go stationary or 
wash out. On Friday night, models suggest up to 30 kts low-level 
flow from the SW, which could contribute to additional showers and 
storms. Location and coverage will be dictated by how convection 
plays out during the day Friday. In any event, additional heavy rain 
potential exists Friday night, mainly over central KY.

On Saturday, deeper moisture and forcing should slide east with the 
upper trough, but residual moisture, instability, and weak surface 
boundary(ies) will remain resulting in isolated to scattered 
convection, especially in the afternoon and along and south of the 
Ohio River. Widespread heavy rain is not expected Saturday, but 
individual cells could still be efficient rain producers. Expect 
high temperatures in the lower and mid 80s.

Sunday...

Sunday remains the day with the best chance to dry out between the 
exiting system and the next system approaching from the west. 
Nevertheless, isolated afternoon convective cells are still possible 
in parts of central KY where some instability will remain, but even 
there many areas should remain dry. Highs Sunday afternoon should 
reach the mid and upper 80s.

Monday through Thursday...

The next weather system will quickly dig across the central U.S. and 
MS River Valley during the period. This anomalous, stout trough 
aloft will result in unusually deep/strong surface low development 
for mid-late August. The low will develop over the central U.S. and 
then race NE into the Great Lakes states Monday night and Tuesday. 
The 12 UTC GFS/ECMWF/GEM actually are in pretty good agreement with 
this, albeit some timing differences and the GFS is weaker in its 
surface low strength than the other models. 

Regardless, initial warm advection ahead of this system should 
produce at least a round of showers and scattered storms Monday 
afternoon and/or night across our area with additional convection 
along the trailing cold front Monday night or Tuesday. With moderate 
instability forecast along with some deep-layered shear and 
favorable mid-upper jet pattern, some strong and potentially a few 
severe storms are possible, probably in the form of a convective 
line or line segments over the mid MS and/or OH River Valleys during 
this period. 

Models then show a secondary trough digging southeast late Tuesday 
and Wednesday on the heals of the first trough Monday and Tuesday. 
This system could keep a chance of showers in the forecast for 
Tuesday night and Wednesday. Dry weather should finally arrive again 
by Thursday. These systems also will usher in cooler weather and 
much lower humidity with highs Wednesday in the upper 70s and lower 
80s, and generally lower 80s Thursday.

&&

.Aviation...(18Z TAF Issuance)
Issued at 1250 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

Well...the main convection is over the ern CWA affecting LEX for 
next several hours and is over for HNB and SDF.  The very tale end 
of the precipitation is just moving thru BWG. The mesoscale models 
generally only have isolated convection...albeit the NAM has more 
substantial development later today.  

Next upper air sharp vort max sliding down from IA/MO and will pivot 
sharply over MO/IL bringing PVA and more convection after 06z. Most 
pronounced will be 09z-15 along and west of I 65 and will put VCSH 
late for HNB and SDF towards 12z.   

Meanwhile...main issue may be low clouds and stratus tonight. I 
plan to drop CIGS down to high end IFR/low MVFR at HNB and BWG.

&&

.LMK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...Flash Flood Watch until 4 PM EDT /3 PM CDT/ this afternoon for 
     INZ077>079-084-089>092.

KY...Flash Flood Watch until 4 PM EDT /3 PM CDT/ this afternoon for 
     KYZ023>025-028>033.

&&

$$

Short Term...JDG
Long Term....TWF
Aviation.....JDG


JKL

	

991 
FXUS63 KJKL 162015
AFDJKL

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
National Weather Service Jackson KY
415 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday night)
Issued at 415 EDT THU AUG 16 2018

Current conditions across the area feature a swath of showers and
embedded showers and thunderstorms crossing the I-75 corridor
this hour along with a few discrete pop up cells ahead of the 
swath moving eastward as well. Reactively rainfree area over the 
eastern portion of the area has resulted in some instability 
developing and this is seen on the current radar returns as some 
strong cells have developed and will be moving through the area 
into this evening. Model soundings suggest good instability 
lingering into the overnight hours as the cold front to the 
northwest slowly tracks into Kentucky. Due to this, will expect 
convection lasting across eastern Kentucky past 00z. Cams do 
suggest a brief break this evening into early tonight before 
convection reinvigorates later tonight into tomorrow as the front
approaches the area. In fact, there may be some fog development 
in the valleys if there is any clearing behind the first swath of 
showers and thunderstorms. 

Heading into the day on Friday, PWATs will remain in the 1.75 to
2.00 inch range through the day. With the amount of moisture and
skinny CAPE shown by the model soundings, the threat of flooding
will continue through the day and into Friday night. From the
activity today, guidance will take a hit, especially the basins in
the south. Thus flooding concerns will something that needs to be
monitored, especially cells that begin to train over the same
area. Model soundings and CAMs suggests that precip chances will
linger into the Friday night period as well. This is in agreement
as well with operational models as the front will eventually stall
over the eastern portion of the state leading into the Friday
night hours. 

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 350 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018

The majority of the long term will feature a continued dynamic 
pattern. A shortwave trough will make its way through the Ohio 
Valley this weekend. A brief period of drier conditions will occur 
early Monday due to a weak upper level ridge. Then, a deep upper 
level trough will progress over the Ohio Valley through Wednesday 
before moving to the northeast Thursday. At the surface, a slow 
moving front will bring daily chances of showers and thunderstorms 
through the weekend. A brief lull in precip will occur early Monday, 
then a warm front associated with a low pressure system located in 
the Central Plains will bring increased chances for showers and 
thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening. As the low pressure 
system moves northeast over the Great Lakes Tuesday, a cold front 
will advance towards the Commonwealth. Shower and thunderstorm 
potential will increase with the passage of this cold front through 
mid week. Drier conditions will return to eastern Kentucky Thursday 
as a surface high pressure builds over the region. Overall, the 
models are in fairly good agreement and therefore, did not stray too 
far from the Blend beyond some minor adjustments. 

Through Tuesday, high temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s 
with low temps generally in the mid to upper 60s. Frontal passage on 
Wednesday will cool down temperatures to be around 60 degrees in the 
morning with highs only reaching the upper 70s. Highs will increase 
slightly to be in the low 80s to round out the long term period 
Thursday.
&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
ISSUED AT 215 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018

With the advancement of a cold front, a slow moving line of 
showers has made its way into eastern Kentucky this morning and 
will continue through the TAF period. Embedded thunderstorms are 
possible in the line of showers during the afternoon and into the
evening with the increase of instability. Current radar trends 
are also showing thunderstorm development ahead of the line of 
showers. Even with widespread cloud cover, valley fog will still 
be possible due to ample moisture from shower activity. This is 
also reflected in model soundings towards dawn. Have allowed for 
MVFR conditions for all TAF sites; however, SME, LOZ, and SYM are 
expected to be the most affected. The better potential for 
thunderstorms will come Friday morning and into the afternoon as 
the cold front moves closer towards the Commonwealth. VCTS are 
mentioned for all TAF sites with the exception of SJS since any 
thunderstorm activity at this site Friday afternoon is expected to
occur past the TAF period. Visibility will also lower to at least
MVFR conditions in thunderstorms. Winds will generally be out of 
the southwest at around 5 knots, but will be higher in 
thunderstorms.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...SHALLENBERGER
LONG TERM...CGAL
AVIATION...SHALLENBERGER/CGAL

      
PAH

	
140 
FXUS63 KPAH 161953
AFDPAH

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
253 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Saturday night)
Issued at 253 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

Weak isolated convection on radar this afternoon driven by only
weak mid level support and instability. Not expecting much change
through the afternoon. The instability isn't too shabby, so a
flare up storm possible, but isolated. Locally heavy rain,
perhaps. Not much change this evening. Overnight, as a mid level 
s/wv trof approaches, forcing and instability should result in an 
uptick in convection, especially after midnight through sunrise. 
How coverage will play out is still uncertain, as the CAM's models
continue to be of little help, typical in this kind of regime.

Energy associated with the trof will be slow to shift east
Friday. A weak front will move into the area late Friday and
Friday night. Good chance PoPs for convection as a result, with
strong storms and locally heavy rainfall possible. PoPs will taper
off from NW to SE late Friday night through Saturday. Expect some
diurnal enhancement during the day Saturday with heating given the
close proximity of the upper system, especially west KY. We should
dry out Saturday night. For the short term, basically used a 
blend of the EC/GFS and NAM, smoothing out the details, accounting
for uncertainty. Temps were derived from the NBM and previous 
forecast numbers.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 253 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

Sunday continues to look mainly dry as an upper level ridge builds 
in over the area. Meanwhile our next weather maker will be slowly 
moving east across the country's mid section. Although there 
continues to be some timing differences, there is enough consensus 
now to believe parts of southeast Missouri will see at least a 
chance for rain as early as Sunday evening as the system nears.

Showers and storms will surge eastward overnight on Sunday and into 
Monday morning as this warm front continues pushing northward. How 
far east and north the precipitation reaches before 12Z Monday is 
still questionable but it looks like most of southwest Indiana and 
even the Pennyrile region of west Kentucky will be dry prior to 7am 
Monday with the latest GFS/GFS ensembles actually providing the 
slower solutions. Nonetheless, will indicate a tight POP gradient 
with likely POPs far west to slight chance or no POP east. 

During the day on Monday, we will see periods of showers and storms 
as the upper system moves into the area and more than one upper 
level shortwave may swing through. The rain should taper off from 
west to east Monday night. PWs will surge back to 2+ inches with 
this system so heavy rainfall is possible with the individual cells. 
We could see a brief respite from the rain on Tuesday but another
quick moving upper trough will arrive from the northwest and 
impact the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing another 
small chance for rain. Models are actually in pretty good 
agreement on the timing of this as well. 

In addition, the cold front will actually pass through the area 
Tuesday/Tuesday evening. In the wake of the front, much drier and 
cooler air will infiltrate the area as high pressure slowly builds 
in. Highs will be in the lower 80s Tuesday through Thursday with 
lows in the lower 60s, possibly even upper 50s in some locations. 
Dry weather will continue through at least the end of the week.

&&

.AVIATION...
Issued at 1223 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

Scattered convection possible again this afternoon, with variable
flight conditions, VFR to MVFR at times, local IFR within
convection. Same conditions will continue tonight. SSW winds may
gust 15 to 22 kts this afternoon, then become light tonight.

&&

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

$$

     
 

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 87 degrees west, near 80 degrees central, and near 81 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 95 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 14 mph with gusts at 23 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 89 degrees at Bowling Green. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at London. Click here for the entire list of ag. weather observations across Kentucky.

  
Updated Thursday Evening, August 16, 2018

...Waves Of Rainfall Into The Weekend...

Kentucky has entered into a rather active pattern over much of the upcoming week. Just today, counties along the river across North Central Kentucky recieved in upwards of 2 inches in spots. While numerous showers and storms exit Eastern Kentucky this evening, the current thinking is for scattered coverage to remain overnight, before another round of elevated coverage tomorrow. As was the case today, storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall and could lead to localized flooding.

Shower and storm chances then continue through the weekend and into the upcoming work week. Sunday appears to be the one day through the period where Kentucky could see a break.

Kentucky 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
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 Across the Commonwealth...
Western KY .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Central KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Eastern KY .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms late. Lows around 70. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Across the Commonwealth for the next week...

WESTERN KY AREA (including Paducah):

     
Thu Aug 16 16:28:10 EDT 2018

McCracken-
Including the city of Paducah
255 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

.TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly
cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in
the lower 70s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in
the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the
afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening,
then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight. Lows around 70. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of
precipitation 60 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds around
5 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. North
winds up to 5 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 70. 
.MONDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening,
then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. 


 

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CENTRAL KY AREA (including Louisville and Lexington):

  
   
Thu Aug 16 16:21:02 EDT 2018

Fayette-
Including the city of Lexington
345 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  
Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of 
precipitation 40 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Numerous showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower
80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation
60 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows around 70.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower
80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation
60 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds up
to 5 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. 
.MONDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the
upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 60s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 70s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. 


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EASTERN KY AREA (including Jackson):

  
Thu Aug 16 16:21:39 EDT 2018

Breathitt-
Including the city of Jackson
346 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Light winds. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the evening, then showers likely and a slight chance of
thunderstorms late. Lows around 70. Light winds. Chance of rain
70 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms early, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy valley fog late. Lows in the
upper 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds. Chance of
rain 70 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers
late. Lows in the mid 60s. Light winds. Chance of rain
50 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 60s. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of
rain 50 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of
rain 40 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain
40 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers. Lows around 60. 
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs around 80. 


Kentucky Medium & Long Range Outlook:

KENTUCKY --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY AUG 22-26 AUG 24-30 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Above Above Above Precipitation: Normal Above Normal Normal .... 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
Thu Aug 16 05:48:49 EDT 2018 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- 439 AM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeastern Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will continue over most of the region today and into tonight. Locally heavy rain and possible localized flooding is the main concern with thunderstorm activity, though a few thunderstorms may produce strong wind gusts this afternoon. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday Thunderstorm activity is forecast Friday through Tuesday, but the chance of storms over the weekend is small, confined to mainly just a portion of the area in our far south and east, and is expected mainly during the heat of the day. The best chance for storms is Friday, and then again Sunday night through Monday night. Heavy rainfall capable of producing localized flooding is the primary storm hazard. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter reports of rainfall are encouraged. Stay tuned to further forecasts and updates.
CENTRAL - Hazardous Weather
Thu Aug 16 16:28:02 EDT 2018 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- 353 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 /253 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018/ This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and central Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Tonight. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected this evening across the region, and again overnight as an upper-level weather disturbance approaches the area. Any storm will have the potential to produce brief heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning. If storms move over the same locations, then isolated flooding could occur. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will continue Friday into Friday night as the upper-level weather disturbance moves slowly across the Ohio Valley. Localized flooding is possible where multiple storms move over the same area. Isolated strong wind gusts also are possible Friday afternoon from the strongest storms. Storms will become more isolated on Saturday. Another approaching storm system will bring more thunderstorms to the area Monday afternoon and/or night. Some of those storms could produce strong wind gusts and heavy rain. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotters should report any high rainfall amounts, flooding, and strong wind gusts over the next several days.
EAST - Hazardous Weather
Thu Aug 16 16:39:41 EDT 2018 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 406 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky. .DAY ONE...Tonight. Thunderstorms are possible this evening and into tonight. Some of these could be strong with gusty winds this evening. Heavy rainfall will be the main threat through tonight. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Thunderstorms are expected to be around the area on Friday. A few of these could be strong with locally heavy rainfall possible which will result in an increased risk for flash flooding. Thunderstorms are also possible from Saturday through Wednesday, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be needed for strong storms later today.