Good afternoon folks!!
This wet and gloomy pattern will make its way out of the area as we head into the weekend, but first, the rainy conditions will make its presence known for the rest of today. The rest of your Thursday consists of off-and-on rain showers as a stationary boundary positioned over the Tennessee River Valley continues to shift off towards the southeast. Strong upper level winds combining with a southwesterly flow in the mid levels of the atmosphere will provide enough forcing to enhance shower coverage across southern Kentucky. Extensive cloud cover will keep temperatures down across the region with highs topping out in the low to middle 60s.
Below: Frontal Analysis 18Z Wed 26 2018
Drier air will make its way into the region tonight as high pressure pushes in from the west. Temperatures through the night will drop into the low to middle 50s. Dew point values in the low to middle 50s will pose a threat for some fog in the early morning hours, especially in the low lying areas.
Below: NWS Tips For Driving in Patchy Fog
Fog will lift by 10:00 A.M. Friday morning and give way to sunny skies. An area of high pressure will dominate the region during the day on Friday, this will be the trend heading into the weekend. Friday looks spectacular with mostly sunny skies and autumn-like temperatures. High temperatures will rebound peaking in the middle 70s. Friday night temperatures will drop into the lower 50s, don’t be surprised if a few areas drop into the upper 40s.
Below: 2 m AGL Temperatures 21Z Fri 201-09-28
Thursday: Cloudy skies with scattered showers, highs topping out in the middle 60s, winds out of the north at 7-10mph
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy skies with fog developing in the early morning hours, lows in the lower 50s with calm winds
Friday: Mostly sunny skies with highs topping out in the middle 70s, light winds out of the north
Have a GREAT day!!