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Time posted: 1:29 am

Cooler Changes Start The Week

Good Monday to one and all. Our work week is of and running with a much better brand of air invading the bluegrass state. But, you had better enjoy the comfy stuff while it last because another stretch of summer air will quickly surge back in.

Let us begin with today and roll forward. Highs will be in the pleasant 70s with lower humidity and a mix of sun and clouds. High pressure to our north is funneling in the cooler and drier air that can drop overnight lows into the upper 40s for some areas…

That sets the stage for another winner of a weather day on Election Day Tuesday, but you can already see summer returning to areas of far southern Kentucky…

That healthy temperature gradient gets wiped out quickly on Wednesday as southwesterly winds boost temps and humidity levels. Highs will be DEEP into the 80s…

Another major severe weather outbreak is kicking off in the plains states and this may throw a few storms into the region later Wednesday…

Steamy temps hang tough through the end of the week with highs in the 85-90 degree range. Higher humidity levels will make it feel steamier than that. There is the slightest chance for a shower or storm, but most areas stay dry.

That takes us into the Memorial Day Weekend, but some storms will try to show up…

Have a great Monday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:00 am

Gusty Winds and Strong Storms Possible Today

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s shaping up to be another warm and humid day, but the severe weather threat has a chance to take center stage. A potent severe weather outbreak has been just to our west over the past few days and looks to get into parts of Kentucky today.

A line of storms may be ongoing across western Kentucky early today. This action may decrease the farther east it gets, but the severe threat may make it all the way into central Kentucky this afternoon and evening.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds and large hail are, as usual, the primary players. A tornado or two will also be possible, especially in the west.

With or without thunderstorms, winds are going to be a big player today and could reach 40mph at times.

This front blows through Sunday night and actually makes a bigger push than I thought. That brings cooler and better air in here for Monday and Tuesday. Humidity levels come down as temps drop back into the comfy 70s for highs for many areas. Skies look dry to boot.

At the same time, another massive severe weather outbreak is beginning across the plains. This one has a little wow factor to it.

Temps ahead of this should rebound quickly into the middle 80s by Wednesday as strong southwesterly winds kick in. That’s when areas of central and western Kentucky have a chance to see severe storms…

Here are your severe storms tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
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Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:30 am

A Few Storms Crash Our Summer Weekend

Good Saturday, everyone. Summertime temps and some storms continue to dominate the weather across the bluegrass state this weekend. It’s a pattern locking in for the week ahead and it may very well roll through Memorial Day Weekend.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Temps are deep into the 80s once again as humidity levels make it feel a few degrees warmer than it is. As we get into the afternoon and evening, a few thunderstorms will develop across the region. I can’t rule out a strong storm or two, but these shouldn’t last very long.

Here are your Saturday storm trackers…

A cold front rolls closer to the state on Sunday, touching off a broken line of showers and thunderstorms. This line of storms may be strong or severe across the western and central parts of the state. Here’s the Sunday Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

That front may bring some better weather in here for Monday, but the steam is set to return for the rest of the week. This pattern is likely to persist through Memorial Day weekend. The pattern across the country is nothing but extremes. The 10 day averages show what I’m talking about…

It’s winter in the west and summer in the east. Yowza.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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