Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Good afternoon, gang. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is now out for much of central and eastern Kentucky until 9pm. Damaging winds and large hail are the main players with the storms racing in from southwest to northeast.

These storms will also contain a ton of lightning and torrential rainfall. The heavy rain could cause local high water issues for a few spots.

Track away…

Today’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

Current temperatures

Winds

WKYT Studio Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

View of downtown Cynthiana

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd. Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I will have updates as I can and will send out rapid-fire Twitter updates from @kentuckyweather.

Take care.

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Tracking Showers and Storms

Good Tuesday, friends. Showers and thunderstorms will be common across the bluegrass state today. These boomers may bring some very heavy rains and a few of the storms may be strong or severe. This is part of a rather stormy setup for the rest of the week.

There is a lot of moisture available for these storms to tap and that means very heavy rain will be a good bet. The greatest severe weather potential is likely to be to our south, but a few severe storms can’t be ruled out across parts of central and southern Kentucky.

The latest tracking tools…

Today’s Risk Area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches

Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas Current MDs

Scattered showers and storms will continue to be possible each day through the upcoming weekend. High temps should continue to average below normal with upper 70s to low 80s for many.

There is a model battle brewing down the road. Many of the operational models like the GFS and European are suggesting widespread 90s developing late next week. The GFS Ensembles goes the other way and develops another deep trough across the region…

GFS 2

While I do think we get in on a period of “hot” weather this summer, the trend of dips in the trough is a tough nut to crack right now.

I will have updates on the storms as needed. Have a great day and take care.

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