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Storm chances return for the end of the week across Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Expect hit and miss storms as the warmth and humidity hangs around into Saturday
Credit: WHAS
Credit: WHAS

The warm and humid conditions are set to stick around Kentucky and Southern Indiana on this Thursday as our chances for a few scattered thunderstorms increase. With plenty of moisture streaming northward out of the Gulf of Mexico and a weakening frontal boundary dropping to the south, a few storms will be possible especially during the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will still be into the upper 80s despite more clouds and the scattered storms around. A secondary front will follow suit late Friday with more pop-up storms possible as afternoon highs remain into the upper 80s. Any storms that develop the next few days have the potential of producing some localized heavy downpours along with some gusty winds.

Credit: WHAS
Credit: WHAS

Heading into the weekend, the front should be to our south but a stray storm or two can’t be ruled out Saturday afternoon. While we won’t see a big drop in temperatures with highs still into the mid-80s, expect a brief break in the higher humidity on Sunday as some drier air works in. This won’t last long as the moisture returns quickly into early next week. Tropical Storm Cristobal currently spinning over Southern Mexico is expected to move north through the Gulf of Mexico should make landfall along the Gulf Coast late on Sunday with the remnant moisture possibly moving into our area by the middle of next week. This obviously would increase our rain and storms chances so that is something we’ll keep an eye on through the weekend.  

Credit: WHAS
Credit: WHAS

FORECAST

TODAY: Warm and humid with scattered P.M. storms.  High: 87°.  Rain chance: 40%.  Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, warm, humid.  Mainly dry. Low: 71°.  Wind: S 5 mph.

FRIDAY: Warm and humid, a few pop-up storms.  High: 88°. Rain chance: 40%. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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