Weekend Starts Boring, Ends Possibly Stormy

wxornotBG 6/2/17: The start of the weekend continues to look drier, before shower & storm chances arrive late Sunday into Monday; cool down follows.

Posted by Landon Hampton on viernes, 2 de junio de 2017


Forecast Discussion

After a couple of showers and storms early in the day yesterday, the afternoon wasn’t too bad. And basically we’ll be seeing more of that through the start of the weekend.


Today, expect the same mostly boring weather that Tori talked about yesterday. We’ll start this weekend still under the influence of a high pressure system slowly scooting to our east.

High pressure sitting just to our north (approximately) at around 1am this morning. (Aviation Weather Center)

We’ll stay dry as long as the high pressure is around us and now that that cold front that brought the showers yesterday has passed, our humidity is lower. This means a warm but not muggy day. I’ll take that in meteorological summer anytime.

Hi-Res NAM surface temps for 4pm this afternoon. I think we’ll see a degree or two higher thanks to full sunshine. (Pivotal Weather)

Today: A little bit of patchy fog possible in the more humid areas, otherwise mostly sunny skies with a high near 85º. For tonight, clear skies prevail with a low dropping near 63º.

  • Wake up: 🌤 66°
  • Lunch hour: ☀️ 77°
  • Afternoon plans: ☀️ 84°
  • Evening time: ☀️ 71°

The first day of the weekend looks a-okay as well.

via giphy.com

Tomorrow looks a lot like today.

Same area of high pressure off to our north and east, same light winds, same comfortable humidity and same toasty temperatures.

Hi-Res NAM temps valid tomorrow at 4pm. I actually had to check to make sure it wasn’t the same map from today. (Pivotal Weather)

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies once again, light winds with a high in the mid-80s. Lows at night will fall into the low-to-mid-60s with clouds on the increase and perhaps a shower closer to daybreak.

  • Wake up: ☀️ 64°
  • Lunch hour: ☀️ 79°
  • Afternoon plans: ☀️ 86°
  • Evening time: 🌤 74°

All good things must come to an end and in this case, it looks like our weekend ends with wet weather.

Yep. Unfortunately. h/t giphy.com

Our next system approaches the area late in the day on Saturday and into Sunday.

AWC Prog Chart valid around 1am on Sunday. (AWC)

Temperatures won’t move a whole lot but we will notice a marked increase in humidity ahead of this cold front. That means more moisture in the air to develop showers and thunderstorms.

Really anytime from Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning will have the best chance at scattered thunderstorms. The models are still wobbling a bit, so check back with the latest tomorrow.

In fact, late night models last night had this pegged a little later into early Monday morning. (Pivotal Weather)

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, otherwise mostly sunny. High topping out once again in the mid-80s. Shower chances continue into the evening and overnight with a low around 68º.

  • Wake up: 🌤/⛈ 65°
  • Lunch hour: 🌤/⛈ 78°
  • Afternoon plans: 🌤/⛈ 85°
  • Evening time: 🌤/⛈ 76°

Today’s Key Points

  • Today looks warm but quite dry.
  • Tomorrow looks just about the same, more warmth more dry weather.
  • Thunderstorms possible with a cold front on Sunday.
  • Thunderstorm chances could continue into early Monday.

That just about does it for me! Thanks for checking into wxornotBG this morning, and be sure to follow @wxornotBG and @WKUweather on Twitter and like Landon Hampton on Facebook for the latest weather information throughout the day.