Update - Improving skies and warming temperatures-- for most of us

Following yesterday's stubborn clouds, we've got a much better shot at sunshine today, but you never can trust those mountains.

Here comes Tuesday :-)

Update (6:30am) - The fog is also rolling in thick this morning, making use of the last bits of low level moisture hanging around since yesterday.

GOES-13 Fog Product (Experimental) GOES-13 Fog Depth Estimate

Plane flights have been delayed at Tri-State Airport, and of course the road into school may well be shrouded in dense fog for a little while. Once we get to about 9am, this high April/May Sun angle will be sufficient to beat back that fog and get us on the right track.

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Sunshine works back into the mix today, getting a larger share of the sky. Temperatures will respond by approaching 80°. The mountains will not see that warm goodness though, all thanks to a developing on-shore wind flow that keeps some clouds on by.

NAM - Wind-field - Tuesday Afternoon NAM - Temperature - Tuesday Afternoon

Notice the contrast between those rising 70s west of the Kanawha Valley standing in contrast to the lower 60s in the mountains. These very same mountain areas are going to be targets for some pop-up showers over the next couple of days as moisture oozes inward from the Atlantic Ocean. Folks in the west should continue to enjoy the weather, pretty good for the Derby Festivities in the Louisville area (draws a great crowd from our region).

The fortunes change with our friends to the west at the end of the week. Unfortunately this ties in right with the Run for the Roses itself, but it's not all bad. Despite the arrival of a stubborn cut-off low through the Mid-Missippi valley, high pressure to the east may still hold off the rain just enough. Here's what the GFS is looking at now:

GFS - Saturday GFS - Sunday

If we could keep everything off until Sunday, that might not be too bad. We still have to keep an eye on it though, as those showers make it at least to the Lexington area by then. Eventually we will get our turn, but I much rather prefer a Monday to a Sunday-- I still have some work in the yard to do. ;-)

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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