Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

Time posted: 6:25 pm

Tracking The Severe Weather Threat

Good evening, everyone. Rounds of strong to severe storms are aimed at the bluegrass state later this evening into the overnight. My thoughts on this have not changed from what I’ve already put out there over the past several days.

The greatest threat for severe weather is just to the north of the Ohio River, but that threat focuses south of the river tonight. Large hail and damaging winds are the primary players, but a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

I have the blog set for all your severe weather tracking needs. Don’t forget to use the interactive radar for street level storm tracking anywhere in the country. You can also see live video feeds from storm chasers out in the field.

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Enjoy the evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:51 am

Severe Storms Threat Increases

Good Sunday, everyone. This is a very active setup taking shape through the next few days, and it could deliver some severe storms to parts of the state. This threat comes from a potent cold front moving in early Monday. That front will give us more rain and unleash a big chill down as the week wears on.

This is shaping up to be a healthy severe weather outbreak for the Ohio Valley and that may include parts of Kentucky by tonight. The latest threat map from the Storm Prediction Center now includes more of the bluegrass state…

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are all possible across the region. While the greatest threat may be just north and west of the Ohio River, I’m concerned about some of this focusing farther south with time.

Please keep in mind, this may be an overnight severe weather threat across Kentucky. There’s never a good time for severe weather, but that’s especially true when talking about when most people are sleeping.

Even without thunderstorms, wind gusts from this afternoon through tonight are going to be STOUT! The Hi Res NAM is now spitting out 40mph+ gusts…

The front then puts the brakes on across the region on Monday, allowing for waves of low pressure to develop and roll across the region through mid-week. That means more rain…

That’s a very chilly rain, too. Temps go below normal for the middle and end of the week…

I have you all set to do some tracking…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

I will have another update later today. Enjoy your Sunday and take care.