Time posted: 1:20 am

Steamy Temps and Scattered Storms Ahead

Good Tuesday, everyone. Our Election Day is looking awesome in terms of weather, but the same cannot be said for the next several days. Heat and humidity are about to take center stage later this week into the long Memorial Day Weekend.

Today will find those toasty temps surging back in from the southwest. This brings the 80s back into western and far southern Kentucky, but the rest of the state remains on the pleasant side. Skies will stay partly to mostly sunny, but a few storms will be possible in the west…

The heat is on starting Wednesday as temps reach the mid and upper 80s in several areas. There is the chance for a shower or thunderstorm going up…

The setup for Thursday and Friday will feature temps ranging from 85-90 degrees in many areas. With a weak boundary just to our north, a few showers and storms will again be possible…

 

The Memorial Day Weekend continues to look toasty with temps back into the 85-90 degree range with high humidity levels. We will also have to be on guard for a few showers and storms dropping in from the northwest during this time…

That’s a steamy pattern that looks to carry us into next week as we get set to close out May and official kick off meteorological summer.

Hurricane season also kicks off on June 1st in the Atlantic Basin, but mother nature is jumping the gun with Subtropical Storm Andrea…

The pattern is favorable for early season development to continue.

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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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…

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Make it a good one and take care.

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