Daily Archives: April 26, 2012
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.