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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lexington, Blue Grass Airport (KLEX)

Lat: 38.04°NLon: 84.61°WElev: 978ft.

Overcast

71°F

22°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1013.0 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 4 Aug 2:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Lexington, Blue Grass Airport KY

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms.  High near 80. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 80. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Lexington, Blue Grass Airport KY
 38.06°N 84.6°W (Elev. 899 ft)
3:21 am EDT Aug 4, 2015
3am EDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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