Time posted: 2:38 am

Tracking Strong Storms and Cooler Air

Good Wednesday, everyone. A potent system is working across the region today, touching off showers and thunderstorms. This is ahead of another shot of much cooler than normal air that sticks around for a few days. By the weekend, we reverse the temps, only to see them slide again early next week. Got the Dramamine ready?

With the temp swings will come rounds of showers and thunderstorms. The action out there today will feature gusty winds and I can’t rule out some strong or severe storms with damaging winds and large hail. There’s also some shear available to get a few storms to spin. That’s something to keep in mind this afternoon…


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Watch for some hefty rainers that can also cause local high water concerns.

Highs today are generally in the 60s with even cooler air coming for Thursday. This will be underneath wraparound showers across central and eastern Kentucky…

Winds will be gusty, giving us a pretty ugly look and feel.

Much warmer air then surges in here for Friday, touching off some late day showers and storms…

This sets the stage for rounds of showers and storms for the big Memorial Day Weekend. Here’s your Saturday…

Saturday night into Sunday could be especially stormy…

Strong storms and local high water issues may wind up becoming a problem again this weekend.

There’s a little good news in Memorial Day itself may try to clean up during the afternoon and evening. That’s with a pretty stout front working in…

That’s ahead of another push of cooler than normal air engulfing the eastern half of the country…

That’s likely to set up another temperature battle with more showers and storms kicking back in. Ugh.

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:27 am

Another Stormy Setup Ahead

Good Tuesday, everyone. We continue to see some big temperature swings across the region, leading to a very active pattern. This active pattern means more in the way of showers and thunderstorms sweeping in here. Some of that action will cause some issues for our Memorial Day Weekend.

Today may feature some isolated showers and storms going up, with southeastern Kentucky having the best chance at a little more…

A potent upper level system swings in here for Wednesday with gusty winds and showers and thunderstorms going up…

A few strong storms will be possible with this system. Temps will be dropping into the 60s later in the day as winds become westerly and then northwesterly by Wednesday night and Thursday. That’s when a round of gusty rains will be possible for the central and east…

Areas keeping the clouds and showers for the bulk of the day may see temps stay in the 50s…

Those numbers will QUICKLY reverse on Friday as warm, humid air pushes back in. That can lead to scattered storms later in the day…

This will set the stage for rounds of showers and storms going up into the weekend. Here’s Saturday into Sunday…

And Memorial Day…

Wish I had better news!

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:18 am

A Very Active Look Continues

Good Monday to one and all. We continue to see a very active weather pattern rolling on across the bluegrass state and for much of the eastern part of the country. It’s all part of a progressive setup that isn’t allowing any one temperature pattern to become established.

We’ve had a lot of back and forth temps, and this week skews cool in the lead up to Memorial Day Weekend. A weekend that is looking rather stormy, at the moment.

Today’s weather looks absolutely gorgeous with partly sunny skies and pleasant temps in the upper 60s to low 70s. The west will be a little warmer.

Temps on Tuesday will rebound quickly as winds turn southwesterly. Isolated showers and storms are possible, especially in the south and east.

Wednesday finds a potent upper level system swinging into the Ohio Valley, with a surface low cutting through here. This will bring showers and thunderstorms in here, and a few of the storms may be strong. As this system wraps up to our northeast, wraparound showers and cooler air pours in for late Wednesday and Thursday…

For areas staying cloudy and damp on Thursday, temps may REALLY struggle. The GFS shows a pretty ugly day…

Temps will then rebound very quickly on Friday and this may set the stage for some decent thunderstorms for Memorial Day weekend…

That may be followed up by another storm system rolling in here by late Memorial Day into the middle of next week…

 

If that system is real, expect another quick drop in temperatures for the closing days of May. Guess what happens behind that? Another big bounce back. Have I mentioned it’s going to be hard to keep one temperature pattern going for an extended period of time?

The back and forth temperature pattern usually means plentiful rainfall, and we have certainly been seeing that this spring. That’s likely to continue and the computer models suggest this. Check out the Canadian model’s rain forecast for the next 10 days…

As of now, I see very little change in this overall pattern into early Summer, at least.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:54 am

A Cool Week Ahead

Good Sunday, folks. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to press across the state today as a cold front moves through. This will usher in a much cooler brand of air to start the week, but things will get much cooler later in the week, courtesy of a big upper level low. That has some ugly with it.

Today’s rains can be heavy at times across the east and this is of some concern. Parts of the region have picked up a lot of water the past few days, so watch the creeks and streams…

Cooler and drier air will then settle in for Monday with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Winds are going to be rather gusty during this time.

Gusty winds will be noted on Tuesday as a system works in from the northwest. This will bring a band of showers and storms into town by evening, and much cooler air comes in behind this for the middle and end of the week. This is one heck of a deep trough for any time of year, especially late May…

Highs for a few days may stay in the 60s with gusty winds and lots of clouds. Showers will also be an issue…

We aren’t alone with all the chilly temps. Look how much of the eastern half of the country will be dealing with below normal temps rolling into the start of Memorial Day weekend…

Many of the seasonal models continue to skew cooler than normal for much of the country this summer. The Euro has a very cool look through June…

If you’re wondering, it’s also much wetter than normal.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:58 am

Rounds Of Strong Storms Continue

Good Saturday to one and all. Rounds of storms caused a lot of issues across the state on Friday and more are on the way today. A few of the storms will be severe and can put down tremendous amounts of rain, causing flash flooding.

I will have today’s storm tracking tools in a bit. First, lets talk about where we are going after today.

Showers and storms will sweep across the state on Sunday as a cold front moves in. This front will quickly dry us up Sunday night and Monday, with cooler air moving in. Highs will range from the upper 60s to low 70s.

A few strong storms are possible Tuesday and early Wednesday as a potent upper level system swings through here. This will bring some very cool air for the middle and end of next week, with another cool shot possible a few days later. Watch this…

For late May, that’s pretty darn ugly.

I have you all set to track today’s severe threat and possible flash flooding…


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Have a great day and take care.

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