Time posted: 1:40 am

Storms Usher In Very Cool Temps

Good Friday, folks. May is just about out of days and a cold front is sweeping in to bring some changes to end the month. These changes are being ushered in by showers and a few strong storms out there today. Once the front moves out, we get a blast of awesome weather for the weekend and into early June.

Today’s showers and storms are scattered early, but may come together into more of a line this afternoon and evening. There’s still a low end threat for a strong or severe storm going up. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

This action sweeps through pretty quickly this evening, then it’s game on toward some fantastic weather. Saturday highs are in the 70-75 degree range for many with a mix of sun and clouds. That sets the stage for lows in the 40s by Sunday morning across central and eastern Kentucky…

Highs on Sunday may not make it above 70 in some areas. Lows by Monday morning may flirt with a record or two for the first day of June…

Temps are back to around 70 in the east and upper 70s west.

Temps begin to warm on Tuesday and most of us are deep into the 80s Wednesday. That will be ahead of a weak front dropping in from the north. That boundary may make it into Kentucky then slow down as a big heat ridge builds into the plains and Mississippi Valley. The Euro wants to put our region on the cusp of the real deal heat late next week into the following weekend. That could put us in the ring of fire for big thunderstorm complexes dropping in from the northwest…

Check out the heat the EURO is bringing toward us during this time…

Ouch!!

Once again, I leave you with your storm tracking toys for the day…

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Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:46 am

Boomers Ahead Of Some Awesome

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s another active weather day taking shape across the region as rounds of showers and storms roll on. Some of these storms may be on the strong side as we get set for a big change blowing in for the weekend. Much below normal temps will lead to an awesome stretch of weather.

Let’s start with today and fast-forward. The air is still very tropical feeling, but the temps are down some. Still, rounds of showers and storms blow up and could be on the strong side. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of the state in a low-end risk for severe storms…

High winds and hail are the main threats to watch for. In addition to the local severe threat, flash flooding is once again a concern. Storms could put down a quick inch or two of rain in a short amount of time.

Storms will continue through Friday as we wait on a cold front to arrive. That potent cold front will bring absolutely amazing weather in here to end May and begin June. Humidity levels crash on Saturday as a dry wind kicks in. Highs are in the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. Some areas reach the 40s by Sunday morning and may not get to 70 for a high on the final day of May…

Lows for the first morning of June on Monday…

Highs for the start of Meteorological Summer are very cool…

Temps do rebound into the 80s by the middle of next week, but the EURO is bringing another front in here before the week is over…

We will also need to watch the Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development late next week through the following week. Following Bertha yesterday, that could be our third named storm of the super young season.

I leave you with your tracking tools for the day…

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Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:48 am

Stormy Setup Before A Big Cool Blast

Good Wednesday to one and all. It’s another steamy and stormy day across Kentucky as our rounds of showers and storms continue. This setup will lead us through the end of the week and may produce a few strong storms and local flash flooding issues. Once into the weekend, things take a turn toward awesome as cool air returns.

Today is the same as the past few days. Rounds of storms go up with a few strong ones possible. With the amount of tropical moisture in the air, we are likely to see torrential rains that can lead to high water issues.

Both of those threats will increase for Thursday and Friday as our front gets closer. The Storm Prediction Center has a low-end risk for severe storms on Thursday…

Once the cold front clears the region Friday night, cool air surges in to end May and begin June. We have covered this potential for almost two weeks now and it looks to pan out again.

Highs from Saturday through Tuesday are generally in the low and mid 70s. A few spots may be closer to the 70 degree mark and that comes with low humidity and mainly sunny skies. Wow!

Lows may flirt with a few record lows…

SUNDAY MORNING

MONDAY MORNING

TUESDAY MORNING

Temps will rebound to normal or a little above normal by the end of next week. It’s by this time we may have to watch for something developing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Recent runs of the GFS have been showing this well…

Here are your mid-week storm tracking toys…

Have a great day and take care.

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