Looking at this past week, weather conditions ran mostly dry across the area. The only exceptions came Wednesday with the passage of a cold front and very spotty, light activity across North Central Kentucky on Saturday. The boundary’s passage on Wednesday was accompanied by a band of showers and embedded storms, primarily impacting Central Kentucky and locations to the east. Accumulations were generally less than a quarter inch, although some areas under an embedded thunderstorm ended up closer to a half inch or more. Overall, the state averaged 0.17 inches for the week, but Western Kentucky missed out on most of Wednesday’s frontal passage and only averaged seven hundredths.
In good news, producers had an excellent dry window to harvest corn or a fall cutting of hay. Following the Wednesday frontal passage, the rest of the week ran dry with low humidity. Temperatures ended the workweek on the cool side behind a northerly flow pattern. Highs both Thursday and Friday were in the middle 70s to around 80, slightly below seasonable norms. We even had a handful of locations drop to the upper 40s for lows. We then went on a moderate uphill climb over the weekend with highs back in the low to middle 80s statewide by Sunday. Luckily, we aren’t seeing the humidity that we saw in August.