Daily Archives: February 28, 2017

Time posted: 12:18 pm

Severe Weather Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Strong to severe thunderstorms that rumbled across the state this morning are the opening act of a potential significant severe weather outbreak. Rounds of severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes will sweep across the state tonight into Wednesday.

The tornado risk continues to increase this evening into tonight. There’s the potential for strong tornadoes to develop across the western half of the state, and along the Ohio River from Covington to Paducah. Here’s my current thinking on the tornado risk…

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This matches up with the SPC’s new Moderate risk across some of these same areas…

In addition to the tornado threat, damaging winds and large hail will also be significant players. The entire threat area will then focus on central and eastern Kentucky late tonight into Wednesday. Here’s the latest outlook from the SPC…

Flash flooding is also a major concern during this time. Much of the state is now under a Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday.

Our interactive radar is the best tool you will find to track severe weather. You can zoom in on any storm, get the latest warnings, current conditions and watch live streams from storm chasers across the land…

The rest of your tracking toys are below…

Today’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

I will try to update things later today. Keep track of the latest from my @kentuckyweather twitter feed and with me on WKYT-TV.

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:07 am

Tracking The Severe Threat

Good Tuesday, everybody. We have a very busy severe weather setup taking shape through Wednesday. Rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms are going to cause issues across Kentucky. It’s definitely a day to stay up to date on the changing weather situation.

Our day starts with a warm front lifting through with the potential for strong storms. Hail and high winds will be possible with this first round.

Warm, moist and unstable air then settles in and this is when things get interesting. Severe weather will rapidly increase to our west by this evening and roll eastward from there. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible. Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center for today…

The severe weather threat then focuses farther east tonight and early Wednesday. There is never a good time for severe weather, but overnight events are the absolute worst because people are sleeping and not paying as much attention.

Here’s the Wednesday severe weather outlook from the SPC…

It may also be a good time to hit the follow button on my @kentuckyweather twitter account. I will be tweeting warnings and the latest information. It’s also a WKYT First Alert Severe Weather Day, so be sure to tune in for live coverage.

As always, the blog is your online weather source…

 

Today’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

I will update as possible. Have a great day and take care.

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