Time posted: 2:54 am

Strong Storms Along A Cold Front

Good Sunday, folks. We have a potent summer cold front working into the region and it’s bringing strong to severe storms with it. This front will unleash another pleasant air mass to start the new week, but steam and storms look to return for the second half of the week. That may be a nice little fight taking shape.

Showers and storms will cross the state in waves today. Damaging winds and large hail and the primary severe weather players with this. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

In addition to the severe threat, these storms can put down a ton of rain and cause local flash flood issues to develop. Today may wind up being a fairly active weather day.

Monday looks great with low humidity and pleasant temps ranging from 80-85 under a partly sunny sky.

The setup for the second half of next week into next weekend will turn very steamy as a plains heat ridge flexes some muscle into the region. Still, rounds of showers and thunderstorms are likely to play a roll in just how high our temps can get. We may see several storm complexes diving in from the northwest through the following week. The GFS Ensembles show an above normal rainfall setup from this potential…

As always, I leave you with your tracking toys for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 7:35 pm

Strong To Severe Storms Moving In

Good evening, folks. Rounds of strong to severe storms are dropping in ahead of schedule. The setup is ripe for clusters of additional strong to severe storms through Sunday evening for much of the region. I wanted to drop by to give you some additional tracking tools to follow the action.

The storms are out in front of the current Severe Weather Outlook…

The Sunday Severe Weather Outlook is likely to be upgraded to a Slight Risk before all is said and done…

Here are your tracking toys for the rest of the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:06 am

Another Cold Front Ahead

Good Saturday, everyone. We have much better air across the state today, but we can’t shake the chance for a few storms. As we get into Sunday, another cold front swings in here and brings a renewed threat for strong storms. This actually knocks our temps down even more to start next week, but the heat builds before the week is out.

Let’s begin with today and roll ahead. Humidity levels and temps are down compared to the past several days with most areas in the middle 80s.

There is still the threat for a storm or two going up, but the chances are fairly low across central and eastern Kentucky. The west is closer to the Sunday front, so they have a better risk for some late day storms and a few could be strong. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

The low-end threat for severe storms then moves east into much of the state for Sunday…

Damaging winds and large hail are the main players. These storms will also have a lot of rain, so local flash flooding issues may develop. I will get to your tracking tools in a bit.

Monday looks awesome with highs 80-85 with low humidity and a mix of sun and clouds. I can’t rule out a morning shower in the east, but the day looks dry.

Temps take off for the middle and end of next week with the west seeing the hottest air. However, the clear trend is now for more thunderstorm action to work across the state through next weekend…

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The GFS Ensembles are now showing above average rainfall over the next few weeks…

Some big time thunderstorms can move around a heat ridge like that, so we will need to be mindful of this going forward. Thunderstorms can knock the numbers down.

I leave you with your Saturday tracking tools for the day…

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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