Monthly Archives: April 2012
Good Monday evening. A line of strong and severe storms continues to work eastward across the state. Damaging winds and large hail will continue to be the main threats from these storms. A new SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has now been issued for much of central and eastern Kentucky until 1am.
Here’s a look at the watch outline and the latest warnings…
Regional radar is tracking the storms…
I will have updates as needed and will post warnings via twitter. Have a great evening and take care.
Good Monday afternoon everyone. Thunderstorms are rolling across much of western Kentucky and these will come rolling eastward through the evening. These storms may bring large hail and damaging winds with them. The Storm Prediction Center has issues a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of western and north central Kentucky until 10pm EDT.
Here’s a look at the watch outline and the latest warnings…
Here’s your regional radar…
I will have updates as needed and will be sending out rapid fire updates via twitter. Take care.
Good Monday everyone and thanks for dropping by the center. We are kicking off Kentucky Derby week on a rather toasty note and temps will likely head toward the hot side of the thermometer before the week is over. This is also a pattern conducive for rounds of thunderstorms and some of those boomers may crank up later today.
We have a washed out front across the Ohio Valley and this will act to help fire up scattered storms today with a better shot coming tonight and Tuesday.
Here’s the latest on today’s threat from the Storm Prediction Center…
Highs today will head into the low and middle 80s across the entire state. Here’s the rest of the week in headlines…
- The storms on Tuesday may be fairly widespread and that may knock a few degrees off from where we are today.
- Wednesday and Thursday have a chance to be hot. These days may see lower storm chances and more sun with highs in the mid and upper 80s with a 90 possible.
- Kentucky Oaks Friday and Kentucky Derby Saturday will both be very warm to hot. Readings will be well into the mid and upper 80s with an outside shot at 90. Both days will feature a few storms floating around the region. This may be one of the warmer derby weekends in a long, long time.
Have a wonderful Monday and take care.
Good Sunday everybody. What a weather weekend we are wrapping up. The temperature spread on Saturday was nothing short of crazy with a nearly 40 degree spread from north to south. Large hail producing storms slammed a few parts of the state as the day wrapped up. The upcoming week is going to be dominated by warm temps and rounds of storms.
Today will feature another nice temp swing across the state as a warm front slowly works back to the north. There will be the threat for a stray shower or thunderstorm as the warm air FINALLY begins to win the battle.
This will set us up for temp pattern that may threaten record highs before the week is over. As a matter of fact… it’s not out of question that a few spots can hit 90 degrees. Yep… I said it. Take a look at the numbers coming off the GFS…
The other thing to keep an eye on will be the thunderstorm threat this week. It’s an environment that is ripe for a few rounds of booming storms and some of these can be strong or severe. The SPC has far western Kentucky in a slight risk today and carries that risk a little farther north and east on Monday…
This same pattern looks to continue into the upcoming Kentucky Derby Weekend. I will be talking more about that forecast over the next few days.
Have a great Sunday and take care.
Good Saturday everyone. We have a windy and warm day taking shape across the state as a cold front and low pressure works in from the west. This will set the stage for the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening.
Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats with the boomers that go up today. These storms will be working from west to east across the region. I have you all set to track today’s possible severe storms…
Here are your storm tracking tools…
I will have updates as needed and will be sending out rapid fire updates via twitter. Have a great Saturday and take care.
Good Friday everyone. We have a much drier and calmer weather day in store for the bluegrass state. This is good news for those folks cleaning up from the rounds of severe storms that blew through here on Thursday. Those storms brought high winds and super sized hail to much of southern Kentucky.
Things today look pretty tranquil with a mix of sun and clouds. Temps will range from the high 50s in the far north to the low 70s in the far west and south. One temperature forecast does not fit all.
A warm front swings back through here later tonight and early Saturday and this may touch off a scattered shower or thunderstorm. Readings on Saturday will warm up with 70s likely for many areas. This will be ahead of a cold front that moves in late in the day into Saturday evening with more showers and storms. Some of these storms could be strong or severe and that’s something for us to watch.
A little cooldown will be with us on Sunday, but the name of the weather game next week is warm. Take a look at the temp forecast from the GFS…
The 80s will be likely for much of next week as humidity levels increase. Scattered showers and thunderstorms may become common with this type of setup.
The overall pattern looks well above normal for much of the country…
Have a great Friday and take care.
Good Thursday afternoon. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for much of southern and southeastern Kentucky until 9pm. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats.
Here’s a look at the watch outline and the latest warnings:
Have a great evening and take care.
Good Thursday to one and all. A slow-moving cold front is working across the Ohio Valley today and will likely continue to impact our weather through the upcoming weekend. With the front in the area… our up and down temperature pattern looks to hang tough.
Scattered showers and some thunderstorms will be possible again today as the front settles in from the northwest. Temps will warm into the low and mid 70s for many areas as our winds kick up a bit. That front works through here tonight with a push of some chilly temps behind it. Some folks may wake up to temps in the upper 30s on Friday morning. Highs Friday may generally run in the 60s for many areas, but a big north-south temp gradient is possible.
That front then swings back to the north on Saturday as an area of low pressure works eastward across our region. You wanna see a wild temp swing from one side of this front to the other? Check out the numbers from the GFS…
Wow! There could be a 50 degree temperature gradient setting up across the Ohio Valley by Saturday. That should also touch off some scattered showers and thunderstorms around here into Saturday night. That’s when this front finally gets a little giddy in its up and pushes to our south and east. Cooler air will then filter in for Sunday and Monday.
I am seeing growing signs of a major surge of warm air for much of the country for the middle and end of next week into Kentucky Derby weekend. The European Model is really picking up on the coast to coast above normal temps…
Have a terrific Thursday and take care.
Good morning everyone. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for parts of central and western Kentucky until 9am eastern time. This watch now includes the Lexington and Louisville metros. Here is a look at the watch outline and the latest warnings.
Damaging winds and large hail will be the main threat from these storms working in from the northwest. You can track the action on regional radar…
Other strong or severe storms will be possible across the rest of Kentucky early today. I will have updates as needed and via twitter. Have a great day and take care.
Good Wednesday everyone and thanks for dropping by the blog. We have been waiting and waiting for warm temps and we finally have them today. The warm air is also going to set us up for the potential for some strong or severe storms later today into tonight. This is the start of a rather active period of weather that carries us into the coming weekend.
A warm front continues to work northeastward across the Ohio Valley today and this will introduce us to some much warmer air. Readings will hit the 70s across the entire state. Our instability will also increase as a cold front slowly sinks closer from the northwest. Most of the day will be windy and warm with only a scattered storm threat. This evening into tonight looks to be the prime time to get some strong or severe storms to crank up to our northwest and work in here.
Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats. Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center…
A few thoughts about the rest of the forecast:
- Thursday will be another warm day with scattered thunderstorms possible.
- The cold front becomes stationary across the state on Friday and this may mean one heck of a temp spread from north to south. The GFS shows better than a 30 degree difference across Ky…
- Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible again Friday.
- A wave of low pressure works eastward along the front on Saturday. This should force some warmer air northward through the state. This may also spark some more showers and storms and some of those could be strong.
- Many of the models are showing a shot of chill moving in late weekend into early next week. We shall see.
I will have updates on our severe weather threat as needed and will send out rapid fire updates via twitter. Have a great Wednesday and take care.