Time posted: 1:26 am

A Busy Pattern As April Winds Down

Good Thursday, everyone. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to target the region today as low pressure gets ready to pass through. This is all part of our active setup that looks to close out April and begin the month of May.

The greatest concentration of shower and storm action continues to be across the west and north. Farther south and east, the action is much more scattered, allowing temps to warm much more. This is not a washout of a day, with several dry hours showing up. The rainy weather increase by the evening into tonight as low pressure works in.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Rainy weather is likely across the central and east early Friday, but the action slows down quickly during the afternoon. Cooler winds will then blow through the weekend as another system dives in from the northwest. That may bring a few gusty showers or isolated storms in here late Saturday and Saturday night…

Sunday is a seasonally cool day that may send Sunday night temps into the upper 30s in a few spots.

Warm air quickly takes over next week as readings go back to being above normal. This will also give us a daily shot at a few thunderstorms and we may see that take us through Kentucky Derby Weekend.

The overall setup for the next few weeks still looks wetter than normal for us and for much of the country…

Enjoy your Thursday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:15 am

The Wet Weather Is Back

Good Wednesday, folks. I know this won’t come as a big shock to anyone, but the wet weather is back in the bluegrass state. This wetter than normal pattern has become the norm around here for the past several years and Guess what? It really doesn’t show any signs of changing.

Showers and thunderstorms will come at us in waves today as a boundary hangs up and southern moisture gets involved with it. Heavy rain is a good likelihood and we have to be on guard for a few strong storms. Here is your daily dose of tracking toys…

The wet weather keeps on keeping on through Thursday and into early Friday. Rainfall numbers during this time can easily top 2″ in several areas…

As we head into the weekend, we turn our attention to a system diving in from the northwest. This will bring a renewed threat for showers and strong storms later Saturday, with a shot of cooler air behind it for Sunday and Monday…

Could a kiss of frost follow that by Monday morning? We shall see.

A few days ago, the Ensembles were all showing a drier pattern over the next two weeks, but we said to believe it when you see it. Well, the Ensembles keep singing a different tune and are now back to showing above normal precipitation for the next few weeks…

Until this multi-year pattern breaks, persistence forecasting really is the way to go.

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:57 am

A Few Storms Rumble In

Good Tuesday, folks. We have a weak cold front dropping into the region from the northwest and this is bringing a few boomers back to the bluegrass state. This kicks off a pattern featuring more widespread showers and storms through the rest of the week.

Temps today are in the mid and upper 70s with a local 80 possible. Southwest winds gust up ahead of our weak front, with a broken line of showers and storms moving in from the north by late today into this evening. A few of the storms may be strong.

Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Showers and thunderstorms look to become more widespread Wednesday and Thursday as a southern system throws moisture back to the north…

Rainfall totals from the models continue to climb through the rest of the week…

I told you not to believe those “Dry” Ensembles forecast from the past few days. 😉

Have a great day and take care.

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