Time posted: 1:20 am

More Of The Same Through The Weekend

Good Friday, folks. It’s another day of steamy temps and scattered storms and this pattern has locked in through the Memorial Day Weekend. It’s a setup that we commonly see in the heart of summertime, but there are signs of change as we end May and roll into June.

A boundary is draped across the Ohio Valley and this will throw a few more storms at the region today. The greatest potential is across the northern half of the state. Just like Thursday, I can’t rule out a strong storm or two…

Temps range from the middle 80s to near 90 degrees.

Saturday will see similar temps with a scattered storm or two around, especially across the central and eastern parts of the state.

Once into Sunday, another boundary slides closer to us from the north. This will be able to touch off some late day showers and storms, some of which could be strong or severe…

Some of that action will linger into Memorial Day as temps generally range from 85-90 once again.

The pattern finally tries to change by the end of next week as a trough looks to deepen across the eastern half of the country…

Once that digs in, temps are forecast to go below normal…

Make it a fantastic Friday and take care.


Time posted: 2:05 am

A Few Strong Storms Today

Good Thursday, folks. Our Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and things continue to look very steamy. This steamy air will also be accompanied by a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Some of those storms get cranking out there today and a few could be on the strong or severe side.

A weak boundary is draped across the Ohio Valley and that will help fire up some west-east moving boomers today. The Storm Prediction Center has a low-end risk for severe weather across parts of Kentucky…

From here, the forecast through Memorial Day is pretty straight forward. Highs are deep into the 80s with the occasional 90 showing up. Lows will mainly be 65-70 on any given morning. Humidity levels will also continue to run high.

The threat for a few rounds of showers and thunderstorm showing up…

This action doesn’t look to be terribly widespread on any given day, but the potential is there for a few strong storms. That threat will take us through the middle of next week before changes begin to show back up.

I leave you with your Thursday storm tracking tools…

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Have a great day and take care.


Time posted: 1:39 am

Summer Pattern Settles In

Good Wednesday to one and all. We have a full blown summer pattern taking shape across the bluegrass state. This setup means steamy temps will be common, but the thunderstorm risk is also going to be around. This doesn’t look terribly widespread, but a few boomers are likely to crash a few parties through Memorial Day Weekend.

Let us begin with today and roll forward. Temperatures are in the mid and upper 80s for much of the state with a 90 showing up in the west and south. Humidity levels will be way up, too.

A broken line of showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the west and central parts of the state. I suppose a strong storm or two is possible, but the dynamics with this system have really died out. Here are your tracking toys to be safe…

Thursday is another very steamy day, but may throw a few more showers and storms at us compared to today…

That’s with a weak boundary that gets close to northern Kentucky before putting the brakes on and sliding back to the north. That means the steamy air rolls through Friday and into Memorial Day Weekend. By Sunday and Memorial Day, that boundary may come back south and give us an increase in storm action…

While the warm pattern should carry us through the close of May, the pattern changes up to kick off the month of June.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.