Monthly Archives: July 2017

Time posted: 2:11 am

Strong Storms Usher In Cool Temps

Good Wednesday to one and all. A strong system is digging into the region over the next few days and will touch off a pretty active setup. Strong storms and heavy rains will unleash some very cool air for this time of year, just in time for the final weekend of July.

The system is compact and digging, and those are the ones that can overachieve in terms of severe weather and heavy rainfall…

The Storm Prediction Center has much of the region in the severe weather risk on Thursday…

In addition to the severe threat, we will need to be on guard for possible flash flooding.

The air coming in behind this has a taste of fall with it. The GFS forecast lows by Saturday morning…

It has highs in the upper 70s for Friday, but is a little cooler for Saturday’s highs…

As far as today is concerned, a few storms will develop in the west and south, with a few evening storms trying to move into the state from the northwest. A few of those can be strong. I leave you with today’s storm tracking toys…


Make it a great Wednesday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:28 am

Active Pattern Leads To Cooler Temps

Good Tuesday, folks. It’s a better feeling day out there for much of the region and we have more of that on the way. This is all part of a pretty active setup, with several cold fronts impacting our region as we close out July and usher in August.

Highs today range from 80-85 degrees for much of central and eastern Kentucky, to the mid and upper 80s in the west. Skies will be partly sunny with a few showers and storms in the west and far south…

Wednesday will be warmer with highs deep into the 80s, with a local 90 possible. Winds will be gusty as a cold front starts to move our way from the northwest. That front brings widespread showers and storms our way Thursday into Friday…

Another system then dives in here next week. Both of those show up well on the models…

This is all being pushed by some huge dips in the jet stream showing up across the eastern part of the country. The Canadian is pretty cool to see…

Obviously, that leads to some pretty nice shots of cooler than normal air…

I’ll take it! 🙂

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 12:51 am

Cooler Pattern Set To Return

Good Monday, everyone. The pattern for the first half of summer was largely cooler than normal across much of our region. That changed last week with temps taking a walk on the super steamy side of weather life, but a series of cold fronts will take us back toward a much cooler pattern.

The first front is on top of the region today, but is slowing down with the southward movement. That’s because a system diving in behind it is looking to be a much bigger deal later this week. I’ll get to that in a moment.

Let’s begin with today and the threat for scattered showers and storms. This action doesn’t look anything like the action we had this weekend, but will still be out there for you to track…

Highs today are still pretty steamy with mid and upper 80s, with a stray 90 west and south. Temps and humidity levels both drop in a big way on Tuesday. Highs should range from 80-85 degrees with some upper 50s showing up by Wednesday morning.

The next system looks to bring showers and storms our way by Thursday and Friday. That system may try to hang around just to our east into the weekend, and could throw some rain back into Kentucky if it does.

I’ve got the GFS looping all the way into the start of August…

With these frequent cold fronts dropping in from the northwest, cooler shots of air keep showing up…

The CFS shows well below normal temps into the start of August. Check out the 5 day average temp departures in Celsius…

The model continues to have August skewing cooler than normal as a whole.

I will show some seasonal models for the fall and winter later this week, so keep checking back.

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 3:57 am

Tracking Strong Storms On A Sunday

Good Sunday to one and all. We have a cold front moving into the region today, bringing showers and storms our way. Some of these storms may be strong or severe. This front looks to check up across the region, keeping scattered and showers going for a few days. That’s one of two fronts I’m tracking for the week ahead.

Today may start with a potent line of storms before firing up a few more storms this afternoon and evening. Any storm that goes up today may contain damaging winds and large hail. We should also be on guard for possible local high water issues.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…


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Possible Watch Areas
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Scattered showers and storms will linger into Monday, with the possibility this stuff hangs around into Tuesday. You can see that and the second front showing up later in the week…

The Canadian has a more potent system swinging through by Friday…

Given all the action setting up, warmer than normal temps battle it out with cooler than normal, with the cooler trying tow win the war…

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:09 am

Heat Slowly Giving Way To Storms

Good Saturday, folks. The heat and humidity finally won the day on Friday with the hottest weather of the summer across the region. While today may not be quite as hot, it’ may be in similar territory, depending on what happens with clouds and storms.

Today will be hot and humid with temps ranging from the low 90s east to the middle 90s in the west. Heat index values will hit 100 or better in some of the same areas.  We will also be watching the northwestern sky for showers and storms to try and develop. Some of the storms may also be strong or severe, with the greatest chance across the north…


Additional rounds of showers and storms will move in on Sunday as a cold front nears from the northwest. This may give us a better chance for strong to locally severe storms. Here’s the latest from the SPC…

Highs on Sunday are still going to be very steamy and will flirt with 90 with enough sun.

That front slowly drops in on Monday with additional showers and storms. Between now and Monday night, some decent rains may fall across the region…

There’s the chance for some local flash flooding in this kind of setup.

The front now looks to check up across the region, leading to temps only getting to normal for a few days behind it. That happens because another system looks to dive in here by Thursday and Friday with more showers and storms. This is a pretty active looking pattern setting up with several cold fronts showing up over the next few weeks.

This could lead to quite a bit of rainfall targeting the Ohio Valley over the next few weeks…

Make it a great day and take care.

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