Monthly Archives: June 2017

Time posted: 2:01 am

Tracking Storms As We Flip The Calendar

Good Friday to one and all. June has been a rather wet month across Kentucky, so it’s appropriate to end it by tracking storms across the region. These boomers are part of a pattern that will keep rounds of storms going into early July, possibly having an impact on those 4th of July Plans.

Today’s storms will be rather scattered early on, but better coverage may develop this evening into tonight. A line of thunderstorms may press our way from the west and northwest during this time, and some of them may be strong across the north and west.

Here’s the day one severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center, along with your tracking toys…


A cold front settles in here on Saturday with additional showers and storms around. Once again, some could be strong or severe. The SPC outlook for Saturday…

In addition to the threat for local severe weather, these storms will pack a heavy rain punch. That could cause some local high water issues.

The front will then hang around the region through the middle of next week, keeping our storm chances going. Those storm chances will include the 4th of July on Tuesday. After this a disturbance tries to dive in from the northwest…

The models are then hinting at another cool down next weekend…

Now that June is wrapping up, let’s look back at the temps for the first month of summer. Much of Kentucky will finish below normal…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:00 am

Steamy Temps Usher In Some Storms

Good Thursday to one and all. Our weather pattern is transitioning back into one that looks and feels like typical summertime in the bluegrass state. Our temps the next few days will be around normal, but the humidity levels will really take off, leading to scattered storms.

Highs today are deep into the 80s into many areas, but some clouds and scattered storms will help out in the afternoon..

Storms will be a little move active Friday as we await the arrival of a cold front dropping in from the northwest. This blows into town on Saturday with better coverage of showers and storms. Some of these may be a bit on the strong side…

That front decides it want’s to spend the 4th of July holiday visiting relatives in Kentucky, and that means we will be on guard for additional rounds of storms working from west to east. The European Model is amped up with the heavy rain threat…

In looking at this setup a little closer, it could easily bring a local flash flood threat through the middle of next week.

A similar pattern may actually try to hold on through the first half of the month.

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:22 am

Steam and Some Storms Ahead

Good Wednesday to one and all. Our fall fling is about to come to an end and is about to be replaced by another stormy setup across our part of the world. This booming look to the pattern is likely to carry us through the big 4th of July holiday next week.

Before that pattern locks in, we get one more REALLY nice day out there today. Lows this morning can drop into the upper 40s in parts of the region, and that may flirt with a few records. Highs later today will reach the upper 70s to low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Muggy air quickly returns on Thursday with temps deep into the 80s. Isolated showers and storms will start to fire up. That action will then increase a bit on Friday, with the main stuff waiting for the weekend.

That’s when a cold front moves in here with rounds of showers and storms. Some of the storms Saturday may be strong or locally severe as the front settles in.

From there, this front looks to put the breaks on, stalling out on top of the region…

Repeat storms may produce some very heavy rainfall during this time, and that’s something we will have to watch closely going forward. The Canadian has some decent numbers…

No, it’s not going to rain all the time, instead, the storms will come at us in waves with lots of dry hours in between.

Temperatures this weekend into early next week look to be below normal yet again.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:19 am

Looking Toward Early July

Good Tuesday, folks. We have a weak cold front dropping into the region today, touching off scattered showers and storms, and bringing more summer chill. This chill will give way to a normal brand of air later this week, but that looks to come with a stormy price as we roll into early July.

Today will feature a few showers to start, especially in the south. Temps will be way, way, way below normal with many areas staying 70-75.

Here’s regional radar to track the action…

Wednesday looks really good with highs in the 75-80 degree range for many areas with a mix of sun and clouds. That nice air will start to muggy up by the time we head into Thursday and Friday with temps back in the normal 80s.

With the increase in humidity will come an increase in scattered thunderstorms. The storm chances will really ramp up this weekend with a cold front moving in. The front should slow down and hang around through the 4th of July, keeping storm chances going…

Temps will be a little below normal during this time.

I mean to post this early, but the June run of the JAMSTEC seasonal model for the upcoming winter is in and shows a similar look as it did last month…

I think most would take their chances with colder than normal temps and above normal precipitation.

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:39 am

Storm Chances Won’t Go Away

Good Monday to one and all. We are rolling our way into the final few days of June, but it feels more like the final few days of September. This awesome air mass will soon give way to another setup that looks rather stormy in our part of the world. Yippee, said no one ever.

Temps today are pretty much awesome, but clouds will move into town later as a cold front approaches from the northwest. Showers and some thunder will increase late tonight into early Tuesday…

Highs Tuesday will generally range from 70-75 degrees for many of us.

Wednesday will see temps rebounding into the upper 70s to some low 80s in the west. That’s still way below normal for this time of year.

This brings us into the end of the week and the increasing threat for showers and storms to come in here from the northwest. Some of these storms may be strong and I’m increasingly concerned about the heavy rain threat. A cold font slides in here late in the weekend and is likely to check up, leading to some additional storm chances through the 4th of July..

The potential is there for quite a bit of water to fall during this time. The Canadian continues to show this well…

Make it a great day and take care.

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