Monthly Archives: March 2017

Time posted: 1:59 am

Ugly Looking Weather Next Week

Good Friday to one and all. We are dealing with a very ugly weather day taking shape across Kentucky, and this looks like a sign of things to come. The weather next week is taking on a very ugly look with more showers and storms, and the potential for some chilly temps.

Let’s start with today and roll forward. Gusty showers are on the move with lots of low clouds hanging tough…

Highs may not get out of the 50s in many areas.

The weekend looks much, much better with slow clearing taking over on Saturday. Highs should range from the upper 50s to low 60s for many. Sunday looks even better with highs in the low 70s and a mix of sun and clouds.

Those clouds will quickly thicken up during the evening with the chance for a shower or storm in the west. Showers and storms will then ramp up for the entire state as we roll into Monday…

That’s a pretty good rainfall maker around here.

The system coming in after that will likely unleash a very chilly brand of air for the second half of next week. The GFS is ugly…

The European Model is also ugly…

Both models give us the chance… the chance… of seeing a wet snowflake. 🙁

This is a very cold early April air mass diving into the region…

Temps should rebound quickly by the weekend, but our active weather pattern looks to continue.

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:08 am

Severe Weather Tracker

Good Thursday to one and all. We have another active weather day taking shape across the bluegrass state and surrounding states. The severe weather threat will increase from west to east as the day wears on, with the greatest threat this evening.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Strong to severe storms could be ongoing to start the day into the western part of the state
  • That line weakens some as it rolls eastward
  • Temps across the state may make a run into the upper 70s to around 80 degrees as a strong southwesterly wind flow kicks in. Gusts of 40mph will be possible.
  • The more sunshine we get tomorrow, the better the chance we see severe weather during the evening hours.
  • That’s when a line of strong to severe storms rolls from west to east.
  • Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats to watch for. A tornado or two will be possible in this type of setup.

I have you all set to track today’s action:


Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

I-65 MP 92.4
Elizabethtown

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

I-64 @ I-264
Louisville
I-64 @ I-264

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

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

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:09 am

Significant Severe Weather Threat For Thursday

Good Wednesday, everyone. Much better weather is rolling into the region today, but this will set the stage for the another severe weather threat over the next few days. This comes from a big system ejecting out of the southwestern part of the country.

Today will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a wide range in temps from north to south. Highs stay in the low 60s in the north and low 70s in the far south and west.

Speaking of the west, this area may see thunderstorms rolling in later this evening. Some of these could be strong or severe, with the greatest risk will be noted just to our west. Here’s the current SPC outlook for today…

Temps on Thursday will take off on a strong southwesterly wind. Readings in the mid and upper 70s may be noted…

This warm and juicy air is ahead of a potent storm system moving toward the region. This will cause rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms to develop and push into Kentucky. The greatest severe threat is across the central and western part of the state, with a significant severe weather outbreak possible. Here’s the Thursday SPC severe weather outlook…

Showers and storms will carry us into Friday with gusty winds and heavy rains. That system moves away for the weekend with improving conditions. Highs will be in the 60s on Saturday with the 70s back for Sunday.

That’s ahead of another… Wait for it… Wait for it… storm system rolling in here for Monday and Tuesday…

That could bring another round of big storms and heavy rainfall back to the region.

Behind that, there is a signal for a decent shot of chill by the second half of next week…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:12 am

Busy Pattern Rolls On

Good Tuesday, everyone. As expected, rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms rolled across the state on Monday. These storms caused some wind damage and put down a ton of large hail. This plays into the severe weather season narrative I’ve been yapping about for a while now. It’s going to be a busy one!

Scattered showers and storms will move away from the region early today, but some isolated stuff may float around into the afternoon. Highs will hit the upper 60s to low 70s for many…

Wednesday is mainly dry and a littler cooler, but still above normal for the end of March.

Once into Thursday and Friday, another potent storm system makes a run at us with rounds of showers and thunderstorms…

Some of those storms could be strong or severe, with the potential to put down a lot of rainfall.

That action moves away by early Saturday, leaving us with a decent looking weekend across our part of the world. That nice weather won’t last for long, as another potent storm system works in here by early next week…

Strong storms and heavy rain will be possible once again.

These types of storm systems will likely rumble across the region every couple of days. All of this leads to a wet and stormy pattern over the next few weeks…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:50 am

Monday Severe Weather Tracker

Good Monday, everyone. We have a very active weather day taking shape for parts of the bluegrass state. Strong to severe thunderstorms will target central and western Kentucky through the evening hours. This action continues to be part of a busy pattern that may target the region with another round of severe weather later in the week.

Today’s storms will develop across the west and roll to the northeast, with the greatest severe threat this afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats to watch for. A tornado or two can’t be ruled out late in the day.

Here’s the current risk area from the Storm Prediction Center…

Storms will exit the region early Tuesday as temps stay mild.

Another potent storm system then works our way by Thursday into Friday. This comes from a big upper level system slowly ejecting out of the southwest. A surge of warm, moist air will be out in front of this, leading to the potential for strong to severe storms…

That’s a potent look showing up and is one for us to keep a very close eye on. Of course, that’s what we do here on the blog.

Back to today’s severe storms threat… I will have updates as possible and on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm.

I leave you with your tracking tools:

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Enjoy the day and take care.

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