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Time posted: 1:12 am

Busy Pattern Rolls On

Good Tuesday, everyone. As expected, rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms rolled across the state on Monday. These storms caused some wind damage and put down a ton of large hail. This plays into the severe weather season narrative I’ve been yapping about for a while now. It’s going to be a busy one!

Scattered showers and storms will move away from the region early today, but some isolated stuff may float around into the afternoon. Highs will hit the upper 60s to low 70s for many…

Wednesday is mainly dry and a littler cooler, but still above normal for the end of March.

Once into Thursday and Friday, another potent storm system makes a run at us with rounds of showers and thunderstorms…

Some of those storms could be strong or severe, with the potential to put down a lot of rainfall.

That action moves away by early Saturday, leaving us with a decent looking weekend across our part of the world. That nice weather won’t last for long, as another potent storm system works in here by early next week…

Strong storms and heavy rain will be possible once again.

These types of storm systems will likely rumble across the region every couple of days. All of this leads to a wet and stormy pattern over the next few weeks…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:50 am

Monday Severe Weather Tracker

Good Monday, everyone. We have a very active weather day taking shape for parts of the bluegrass state. Strong to severe thunderstorms will target central and western Kentucky through the evening hours. This action continues to be part of a busy pattern that may target the region with another round of severe weather later in the week.

Today’s storms will develop across the west and roll to the northeast, with the greatest severe threat this afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats to watch for. A tornado or two can’t be ruled out late in the day.

Here’s the current risk area from the Storm Prediction Center…

Storms will exit the region early Tuesday as temps stay mild.

Another potent storm system then works our way by Thursday into Friday. This comes from a big upper level system slowly ejecting out of the southwest. A surge of warm, moist air will be out in front of this, leading to the potential for strong to severe storms…

That’s a potent look showing up and is one for us to keep a very close eye on. Of course, that’s what we do here on the blog.

Back to today’s severe storms threat… I will have updates as possible and on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm.

I leave you with your tracking tools:

Current Watches
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Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:28 am

Rounds Of Storms Target The Region

Good Sunday, folks. The weekend is wrapping up with scattered showers and storms rolling across the Commonwealth. This action will pull away late today, but another round of storms will rumble in here on Monday, bringing another threat for strong or severe storms.

Let’s start with today and roll forward. The storms will mainly impact central and eastern Kentucky with locally heavy rains and frequent lightning. Some of the storms may also contain small hail and high winds. I have you set to do some Sunday storm tracking…

Outside of the storms, a mix of sun and clouds will likely boost temps back into the 70-75 degree range. It may also feel a little humid out there.

Another system then moves in here later Monday with additional thunderstorms. Some strong to severe storms will be possible across the western half of Kentucky…

That threat may carry us into Tuesday with highs both days in the 70s.

A break in the action may come on Wednesday, but additional energy slowly ejecting out of the southwest means more showers and storms later in the week into next weekend…

That is one busy looking upper level setup!

On another interesting weather note, what the heck is this off the southeast coast?

Looks like a subtropical system to me. I wonder if we can get in named… in late March?

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:12 am

Tracking Storms Into The Bluegrass State

Good Saturday, everyone. We are rolling into the weekend on a windy and warm note, with thunderstorms rolling across Kentucky. A few of these boomers could be strong and this is all part of a pattern that is skewed warm and stormy for the weeks ahead.

Today’s temps reach the 70s across central and eastern Kentucky on a strong southwesterly wind. Farther west, thunderstorms will be developing. That action will then roll across the rest of the state very late today and carry us into part of Sunday. I will have your tracking toys in a bit.

Another system then rolls in here later Monday with thunderstorms on the increase…

Just like this weekend, a few of the storms may be on the strong side. Highs remain in the upper 60s to low 70s into early next week.

There could be a very warm break develop by Wednesday, with the focus shifting toward a potent upper level system ejecting from the southwest…

That setup could bring rounds of strong storms from the plains into our region late in the week into next weekend.

Similar storm systems may follow that one up into the following week. Have I mentioned, this is likely to be a very active severe weather season? 😉

Speaking of the severe threat, I leave you with your Saturday storm tracking tools…

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:50 am

A Warm and Stormy Weekend

Good Friday, folks. We have made it to the final weekend of March. Did you hear that? The final weekend of March!! That’s hard for me to believe, but this is where we are. Speaking of where we are, warm weather is pushing in and bringing some thunderstorms with it.

Temps today will spike into the 70s for many areas. Some thermometers can get pretty darn warm with enough sunshine.

This warm air takes over and carries us through the middle of next week, at least. look at the next 5 days worth of temperature departures…

This way above normal air mass will then be associated by rounds of showers and thunderstorms. The first round arrives this weekend as low pressure works in. Storms hit the western part of the state early on in Saturday, then overspreads the region Saturday night and Sunday…

That action will move away later Sunday as the mild air rolls on. The flow will then throw another round of showers and storms our way later Monday into Tuesday…

Similar systems will then work our way over the next few weeks. This setup continues to feature stormier than normal weather with an increasing severe weather threat. The GFS Ensembles 2 week rainfall forecast shows a lot of action across the eastern part of the country…

Have a great Friday and take care.

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