Monthly Archives: July 2017

Time posted: 2:09 am

Heavy Rains Unleash A Taste Of September

Good Friday, everyone. Rounds of showers and storms continue to push across the region today, and a few can cause some issues. Once the rain clears, it’s game on toward a weather ¬†weekend straight out of late September. Bring it on, Mother Nature.

Local high water issues are possible out there today as more showers and storms rumble through. Many areas picked up a lot of water on Thursday, so it won’t take much in these spots. Check out those heavy rain numbers in the east on Thursday…

Here are the standard tracking toys for the day…


The system bringing today’s rain then turns the corner up the east coast. That’s NOT something you see in late July, but is more like a cold weather system setup.

Much cooler air then dives in here behind the system with highs on Saturday in the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds and a stiff breeze from the northeast. Lows by Sunday morning will drop deep into the 50s and could get close to a few record lows.

Sunday looks VERY nice with upper 70s to low 80s for highs across the state. Just look how far below normal the numbers are…

This air this weekend is about as dry as you will ever find it around here for this time of year.

Temps moderate some for the middle of next week, but should still only get to normal levels for a few days. That’s when another system works in from the northwest with some showers and storms, and another shot of below normal temps possible…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:53 am

Strong Storms and Local High Water Issues Possible

Good Thursday, folks. A potent storm system is rolling across the Ohio Valley today, bringing the potential for severe thunderstorms and local flash flooding. Once this rolls through here, things will look and feel more like late September than late July.

Storms today will come at us in clusters and can producing damaging winds and large hail. This action will carry us through tonight, with more general showers and storms continuing into Friday. In addition to the severe weather threat, these storms can put down enough water to cause flash flooding in some areas.

The flash flood threat is really something to monitor, considering storms like these can overachieve in terms of rainfall. I’m worried about a similar situation to what happened this past weekend developing somewhere across Kentucky.

Here are your severe storms tracking tools for the day…


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The rains will taper off from west to east late Friday into Friday evening. This will be followed by a blast of early fall temps across much of the eastern part of the country. Highs this weekend stay in the 70s for several areas with lows dropping deep into the 50s. As a matter of fact, some of these numbers are near record lows by Sunday morning…

That is going to make for one AWESOME weekend of weather in the bluegrass state!

If the Canadian is right, another shot of cool comes our way into early August. Here it is showing both shots on the way…

The European Model also has that second shot coming by the end of next week. Check out the showers and storms ahead of it…

Have a great day and take care.

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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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